Taking a break from the daily political life, the European Forum Alpbach offers a unique space for innovation to reflect on the latest political developments in Europe and gather insights from first-class international decision-makers and high-level experts from the worlds of business, politics, culture and civil society.
How secure do we feel in the EU? What are we afraid of?
This workshop will give MPs an opportunity to discuss threat perceptions among societies and political leadership in Europe – with the aim to create a closer mutual understanding of the issues, views and approaches among MPs from EU countries.
Alternative futures of EU security and defense
This activity, in the framework of the Mercator European Dialogue, will provide MPs from the network with the opportunity to discuss issues related to European energy security, with an emphasis on the role of Russia which is providing approximately 25 percent of natural gas consumption in Europe. In addition to possible ‘state threats’ to Europe’s energy security, there are potential non-state threats (terrorism, cyber, accidents) which will also be analyzed.
On July 12, The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosts Maya Kandel, author of "The United States and the World." The discussion will be moderated by Martin Quencez, fellow and senior program officer in GMF's Paris office.