European Parliament conference: Unintended effects of European defence cooperation policies

posted 28 Dec 2018, 01:10 by Jan Wind   [ updated 10 Jan 2019, 02:46 ]

On 6 February from 10.00-15.00roundtable conference at the European Parliament in Brussels will address current intentions of the European Commission with respect to defence (materielcooperation. Are these plans effective to reach the goal of improved cooperation, a more effective defence industry and better involvement of SMEs throughout the Union? What could be negative effects of these policies and how could these be mitigated. Result of the roundtable will be a set of recommendations to the European Commission and the European Parliament to support or amend the Policies.

The conference is hosted by:
MEP Marek Jurek, ECR group, Right of the Republic Party, member of ECPM – Poland

Keynote speakers are:
Vice-Admiral RNLN Dr. Ir. Arie-Jan de Waard, Director Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) – The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Julian Lindley-French A leading advisor, strategist, and author on foreign- and military affairs – UK
Dr. Antoni Pieńkos Director of the analysis division at the Warsaw Institute of Strategic Initiatives – Poland
Each keynote is followed by a panel discussion.

The organisers wish to assemble representatives of SMEs in the defence related industries, members of Eurodefense, EDTA, representatives of governments, National Armaments directors, military personnel (Brussels based) MP's, MEP’s and staff, EDA staff, etc.

Information & registration:
Date:             Wednesday 6 February 2019
Location:       European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles, Belgium; Room PHS4B001
Registration: Use the form at the Sallux website or send an email to

Free entrance, but for those who do not have accreditation to the European Parliament registration is required.

The conference is organised by MEP Marek Jurek of the ECR Group in the European Parliament,
supported by the Sallux FoundationEDTA and EuroDefence.

Visit the Sallux website for more information and (free of charge) registration.
Please note: registration will close at 28 January 2019.

Questions: email EDTA president Jan Wind:  

Jan Wind,
10 Jan 2019, 02:39