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“European Green Deal and Defence”

The webinar “European Green Deal and Defence” will take place on the 1st october, from 18:00 to 19:30 (Brussels time). The event is organized by the EURODEFENSE EWG 1b working group with the aim of presenting and discussing the findings of the European working group 26b ‘’Energy, Climate, Security and Defence’’.

Webinar | 1 october 2021 | 18:00 – 19:30: European Green Deal and Defence

The webinar “European Green Deal and Defence” will take place on the 1st october, from 18:00 to 19:30 (Brussels time). The event is organized by the EURODEFENSE EWG 1b working group with the aim of presenting and discussing the findings of the European working group 26b ‘’Energy, Climate, Security and Defence’’.

Please register using the following link on Google Forms: Click here to register for the upcoming EURODEFENSE webinar
The link to the meeting will follow a few days before it starts

Program

Moderated by Ani Davidova, member of EuroDefense Jovem-Portugal

Ani Davidova has a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon and is a Master’s student in Security and Justice at the Faculty of Law of the Lusíada University of Lisbon. During the current year she attended the Advanced Programme in Crisis Management promoted by the Military University Institute in partnership with the Institute of Political Studies of the Catholic University. In 2020 he was an intern at the Young Educators – European Association, performing project management functions. She is a member of EuroDefense-Jovem Portugal, being part of the working group that has the objective of organizing the organization’s cycles of debates and conferences. She is a member of the Administration Department of One Hour for Europe Lisbon, in which she is responsible for the organization’s bureaucratic activities, as well as for the collection and maintenance of the local team’s data.

18:00 | Welcome by Mr Patrice Mompeyssin Acting Secretary-General of the EURODEFENSE Network 

Patrice Mompeyssin is Brigadier General (2S) and Secretary-General of the EURODEFENSE Network, with a long and rich career at EuroDéfense France and in the French Army. Graduated at the renowned Academy of Saint-Cyr, he had throughout his career numerous command missions in France and abroad, both in the service of the French Army and NATO. Specialist in weapons systems, he has participated in several tests of new equipment. 

18:05 | Panel presentation 

18:05 | “Energy, Climate, Security and Defence: The new geopolitical challenge for Europe’’ Mr. Eduardo Caetano de Sousa (Portugal) 

Eduardo Caetano de Sousa is Colonel of the Portuguese Army (retired), Energy Geopolitics Analyst and EuroDéfense Portugal Board Member. He has a master’s degree in International Relations/Diplomatic Policy. He is author of several books, articles and reports on Geopolitics, Energy and History. He is usually invited as lecturer for Higher Institutes and Universities and other institutions, in the context of Energy Geopolitics conferences and debates. 

18:20 | “What kind of measures are needed to insure compatibility between the EU and Member-States Defence requirements and the “European Green Deal”?’’ Mr. Jean-Charles Boulat (France) 

Jean-Charles Boulat is an EuroDéfense France Board member. He was Director of European Affairs & NATO at Naval Group from 2012 to 2020. He was Chairman of Economic, Legal and Trade Commission of the AeroSpace & Defense Association of Europe. He worked for Thomson-CSF and Thales. He is member of several associations of maritime defense (SEA Europe, Board of Euroyards, GIFAS Commission Affairs European). 

18:35 | “The new energy geography’’ Mr. Juan López Díaz (Spain) 

Juan Angel Lopez Diaz is a EuroDéfense Spain Board member. He was born in Neda (La Coruña) in 1954. He is a Spanish Marine Corps Colonel (retired). He has commanded units in all the ranks and served under several forces: Spanish Army, NATO, Eurofor/Euromarforce, Eurocorp, UN Stand–By Forces. He was Coms specialist, chief of Amphibious course and Coms teaching area in the Marines School and he did the Navy Staff Course, the Joint Staff Course and the NATO Defence College Course in Rome. He was UNMO in ByH and Defence Attache in Pretoria (South Africa), Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Lesotho. He is member of Naval Thinking Group in the Spanish Naval Warfare College in Madrid. He wrote and collaborated on several books and is the author of several articles in his area. 

18:50 | “Energy Transition as an Operational Advantage for the Military’’ Mr. Jan Wind (Netherlands) 

Jan Wind is EuroDéfense Netherlands Board member, president of the Federation of European Defence Technology Associations (EDTA) and Chairman of the Defence & Security division of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI). He joined the Netherlands Navy in 1973. He specialized in electronic engineering at the Royal Netherlands Naval College and the Technical University of Delft. He also followed the Advanced Staff Course at the Naval Staff College and the International Relations course at the Clingendael Institute. During his 35-year career as an officer in the Netherlands Navy, he led numerous national and international projects at the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, to establish new capabilities for the Netherlands armed forces, often in international cooperation. Among his many positions were “Financial controller of naval materiel”, “Director of naval weapon and communication systems” and “Director of R&D and knowledge transfer for the armed forces”. After retirement from the Navy, he joined KIVI, where he is Defence and Security chairman. Connected to that position he is president of EDTA. He founded WISER Consultancy, a company focusing on innovation in funding for defence, using debt and equity instruments. Moderator |Miss Ani Davidova (Portugal) Ani Davidova is a member of EuroDéfense-Jovem Portugal. She has a degree in Political Science & International Relations from NOVA FCSH Lisboa and she is a Master student in Security & Justice at Lusíada Lisboa Law School. She followed the Advanced Programme in Crisis Management at the Military University Institute with the Institute of Political Studies of the Catholic University, and she was an intern at the Young Educators – European Association, performing project management functions. She is a member of the Board of One Hour for Europe Lisbon, where she is responsible for the organisation’s bureaucratic activities, as well as for the collection and maintenance of the local team’s data. 

19:05 – 19:30 | Debate

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