Web conference

Franco-German Security Forum 2021: Thinking European Security Together

What is the event about?

This year’s edition of the Franco-German Security Forum will take place online. Under the title “Thinking European Security Together” the event addresses the implications of a greater European sovereignty. Why do we need European sovereignty and how can Germany and France contribute to advance this goal? The event starts off with the Diplomatic Advisor to the French President Emmanuel Bonne, State Minister Niels Annen, Deputy President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Dr. Daniela de Ridder and President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Jean-Louis Bourlanges who will provide an impetus on the need for more European sovereignty and the role of France and Germany in this endeavor.

During the subsequent panel discussion on the EU’s strategic compass, Dr. Jana Puglierin, Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations Berlin Office, Dr. Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director of the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, Sabine Thillaye, MoDem, President of the European Affairs Committee, Assemblée nationale, Wolfgang Hellmich, President of the Defense Committee of the Bundestag, will debate on priorities to be set. How can Germany and France contribute to a common strategic culture and encourage other member states to follow their lead?  

The Franco-German Security Forum forms part of a Franco-German dialogue series which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The series seeks to enhance Franco-German cooperation in line with the aims of the Aachen Treaty. For more information, visit our website.


Input by

Niels Annen

  • Niels Annen is State Minister, German Federal Foreign Minister, SPD

Emmanuel Bonne

  • Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President, LREM

Jean-Louis Bourlanges

  • Jean-Louis Bourlanges is President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Assemblée nationale, MoDem

Dr. Daniela De Ridder

  • Dr. Daniela De Ridder, Deputy President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag


Moderator

Christiane Hoffmann

  • Christiane Hoffmann is a Journalist and Author, Der Spiegel



Speakers

Jana Puglierin

  • Dr. Jana Puglierin is Head of European Council on Foreign Relations Berlin
     

Bruno Tertrais

  • Dr. Bruno Tertrais is Deputy Director at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique

     

Sabine Thillaye

  • Sabine Thillaye is President of the European Affairs Committee, Assemblée nationale, MoDem

Wolfgang Hellmich

  • Wolfgang Hellmich is President of the Defense Committee and member of the SPD in the Bundestag


Moderator

Nicole Koenig

  • Dr. Nicole Koenig is Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Centre

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