The Natolin Campus of the College of Europe warmly invites students, professors, experts and all interested to a public debate on "Security for Europe in a Time of Crisis".
Members of the student panel representing countries of the European Union and the European Neighbourhood, as well as the United States, will be: Mr Roman Baiduk, Ms Isabell Burmester, Mr Joseph Foss, Mr David Lodder, Mr Francesco Tamburini and Ms Nadia Tjahja. If interested, please sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The debate, organized by the European Civilization Chair, will address the problems of security facing Europe. The year 2016 has already seen an ongoing, cumulative crisis in the EU and its neighbourhoods. Among its principal manifestations have been the decision by more than half of those voting that the United Kingdom should leave the EU (Brexit); the unsolved problems connected with the arrival of refugees and migrants from the war-torn Middle East and North Africa; deadly attacks by terrorists, most often in the name of the so-called Islamic State; dramatic developments in Turkey; continued war in Ukraine, linked with power politics pursued by "hybrid" means on the EU’s eastern flank by Russia; isolationist sentiment in the USA (whose presidential election was on 8 November); and continued economic stagnation and painfully high unemployment in many countries of the EU.