28 February 2018

Europe’s quest for strategic autonomy

Location Hertie School of Governance (Forum) | Friedrichstrasse 180 | 10117 Berlin
Beginning 16.30  Ending 18.00
Speakers | Helmut K. Anheier, Anne-Marie Descôtes, Bettina Cadenbach, Barbara Kunz, Ronja Kempin, Markus Kaim.
Attribution - Non Commericial - No Derivs Creative Commons © European Union 2014 - Pietro Naj-Oleari

February 28, 2018 | 16.30-18.00

Please note that this event will be held in German.

The Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), the Dahrendorf Forum and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) invite you to the panel discussion “France, Germany and the pursuit of European strategic autonomy”.

Against the background of growing international security threats, closer Franco-German cooperation is essential to driving the EU’s common security and defence policy, so that the goal of European strategic autonomy be achieved at the political, operational and industrial level. However, the concrete implementation of Franco-German security co-operation has encountered various obstacles in the past. What measures can be taken to strengthen cooperation?

Led by the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), a group of German and French experts has investigated this question. We would like to discuss the results of this project in the form of the report “France, Germany, and the Quest for Strategic Autonomy” together with you in the Chatham House rule format.

Opening Statement:

Helmut K. Anheier, President, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin


Anne-Marie Descôtes, French Ambassador to Germany, Berlin

Bettina Cadenbach, Commissioner for Security Policy, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Barbara Kunz, Research Fellow, Ifri, Paris

Ronja Kempin, Senior Fellow, SWP, Berlin


Markus Kaim, Senior Fellow, SWP, Berlin

Please register until 02/26/2018 at konferenzen@swp-berlin.org.

We look forward to your participation.