30-11-2017 - Brussels (BE)

Conference on European Security and Defence

Conference on European Security and Defence


Venue: University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11, Brussels

2.30pm – 5.30pm

The conference will be held in French/English. Simultaneous translation from French into English will be provided.



Welcome address - Bernard SNOY, International President of ELEC-LECE



Detailed presentation of the Report “Propositions pour une sécurité et une défense européennes” by three persons who contributed to the report:

  • Mr. Philippe JURGENSEN, former president of the ANVAR, President of the french section of ELEC
  • Mr. Jacques-André TROESCH, President of Association "Réalités et Relations Internationales" (ARRI)
  • General Jacques FAVIN-LEVEQUE, Member of the Bureau of Euro-Defence France



Ambassador François CORNET D'ELZIUS, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the Political and Security Committee of the EU (COPS), “ Belgium’s point of view on existing porposals towards European Security and Defense”



Coffee break



"Implementation Plan on Security and Defense" by Air Commodore John MAAS, Crisis Management and Planning Directorate's Senior Military Advisor



Reaction by Colonel Jean MARSIA, former Professor at Belgian Ecole Royale Militaire and author of the book « La clef d’une défense européenne, celle des Etats-Unis d’Europe » (ASP, 2015)



​General discussion






Reception, followed by dinner with Keynote speech:

Ms. Irmfried SCHWIMANN, Deputy Director General, DG GROWTH, on "The European Commission's initiatives to achive further progress in the internal market and to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs"


For more information or to participate, please contact the seretariat: info@elec-lece.eu

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