The objective of this private workshop, organized in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Airbus Group, was to analyze the implications of Brexit for European and Transatlantic Defense Cooperation. It particularly aimed at better understanding how the UK's absence from the EU defense arena will affect current initiatives and future negotiations— whether bilateral, transatlantic or European— or create new opportunities and formats of cooperation.
Monday, June 4
Tuesday, June 5
Session I - Post-Brexit UK and European Defense Initiatives: the Need for an Institutionalized Participation?
Session II - The European Pillar within the Transatlantic Defense Partnership: What Ambitions after Brexit?
Working Lunch - The European Intervention Initiative: Scope and Objectives of a non-EU Framework of Defense Cooperation
The German Marshall Fund of the United States' Transatlantic Security and the Future of NATO program brings together on a tri-annual basis a group of around 25 high-level American and European security experts, strategic thinkers, policy-makers and representatives from the defense industry, to develop concrete and focused policy recommendations on transatlantic security issues.