Seminar on 14th of May 2016 in the center of Göteborg
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European Security with EU and Nato
The Maastricht treaty which was accepted by European Union 1991 included a Common Foreign and Security Policy. In the treaty Western European Union was pointed out as the military dimension of EU. It contained crisis management which some years later was included in the framework of EU. In 1998 EU agreed on a European Security and Defence Policy.
The cooperation with Nato has always had a high priority in EU. In September 2013 the European parliament accepted a resolution about EU:s military structures, where Nato plays an important role. A much closer military and political cooperation is proposed concerning risk management, administration of resources, strategic planning and implementation of military and civil missions.
Today the extent of crisis and wars are worse than ever. What are the roles of EU and Nato in this situation?
No to EU in Sweden is planning meetings 13th – 14th of May in Göteborg. The activities will be performed together with the international network No to War – No to Nato and Fredsam a network with peace organizations in Göteborg.
There will be a network meeting on Friday 13th of May in Brännö (archipelago of Göteborg) and a seminar on 14th of May in the center of Göteborg.
For international participants we can arrange lodging in private houses.
The meetings are free.
Friday 13th of May
15.00 Going to the archipelago of Göteborg. Information on the boat about of the plans for international military exercises at sea.
17.00 Network meeting in Brännö.
Seminar on European security with EU and Nato
Saturday 14th of May
11.00 Introduction – Per Hernmar, No to EU
11.10 EU and Nato – a historic review
Reiner Braun, internial Network No to war – No to NATO
11.45 EU and Nato in current conflicts and wars
Claudia Haydt, Germany, Information Centre on Militarisation (IMI) e.V.
12.20 Nordic defense and security cooperation
Ingela Mårtensson, Women for Peace, Sweden
12:45 Coffee break
13:15 The role of the EU and NATO in a global world
Jörgen Johansen, peace researcher
14.00 Libya after the NATO mission
Asma Khalifa, peace researcher, Libyan activist, studying in Turkey
14.45 Nato summit in Warsaw
Kristine Karch, Lucas Wirl (int’l. network No to War – no to NATO) and NN Polen
15.00 Exchange of experiencies and visions
Representatives from different peace organizations
Location: Mötesplatsen, Södra Allégatan 1, Göteborg
If you come with air plane there is a bus to the central station (25 minutes). Out side the front of the station (Drottningtorget) you take the tram 11 at 14.54 to Saltholmen (last stop). There you take the boat to Brännö Husvik at 15. 35. Somebody from our group will be there. If you are coming later please contact Ingela +46 706 172 627 or Per +46 704 715 418 and we will help you.
We will arrange for our foreign guests to stay in Brännö in private home over the night.
The seminar is between 11.00 and 16:00 close to Järntorget – 15 minutes with tram from central station. The conference room is equipped with all common technicalities.
If you need to stay over night till Sunday please tell us and we will try to fix it.
Download the leaflet EU and NATO Seminar in May in Gothenburg