Freitag, 05 November 2021 
I 09:00 h I Festsaal + Online

25 Years European Forum Vienna
The Future of European Security and Defence Policy

AIES European Forum (in English and German with simultaneous translation)

Welcome Address:
Werner Fasslabend
President, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy; former Austrian Minister of Defence
Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger
Deputy Director, Vienna School of International Studies
Elisabeth Mayerhofer
Director, Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party
Alexander Van der Bellen
Austrian Federal President (video message)

Opening Speech:
Klaudia Tanner
Austrian Federal Minister of Defence
Karoline Edtstadler
Austrian Federal Minister for the EU and and the constitution (video message)

Keynote Speeches:
Othmar Karas
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Thomas Greminger
Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; former OSCE General Secretary
Mikulaš Dzurinda
former Slovakian Prime Minister; President, Wilfried Martens Centre

Panel Discussion:
Robert Brieger
Chief of Defence Staff of the Austrian Armed Forces
Geoffrey Hoon
former UK Defence Secretary
Alain Richard
former French Minister of Defence
Bogdan Klich
former Polish Defence Minister
Hüseyin Bagci
President of the Foreign Policy Institute, Turkey

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