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The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy at a critical juncture: looking back and looking ahead
22. maj kl. 18.00 - 19.30 CEST
The EU’s foreign policy has been drastically challenged by Russia’s war in Ukraine. But already when Federica Mogherini took over as head of the European External Action Service (EEAS), relations with Russia were strained due to Russias annexation of Crimea. But also the 2015 migration crisis formed the EUs foreign and defense policy during Rector Mogherinis tenure as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Ms. Mogherini was responsible for formulating a new foreign policy strategy called the European Union Global Strategy (EUGS) in 2016, which heralded a new era for the common foreign policy of the EU and a more resolute approach for the EU as a security policy actor.
Today, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has compelled the European Union to further confront the structural weaknesses that hinder its capability to protect itself in case of future conflicts.
In the light of the ongoing situation, we are honored to invite you to a lecture by Ms. Mogherini.
Director of The Danish Foreign Policy Society, Charlotte Flindt Pedersen, will moderate a Q&A session after the lecture.
Welcome by Chairman of the board, Ulrik Federspiel.
Federica Mogherini is the Rector of the College of Europe (since September 2020) and Director of the Pilot Programme of the European Diplomatic Academy, implemented by the College of Europe (since August 2022).
Previously, she has served as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (2014-19).
Prior to joining the EU, she was Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2014), and a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2008-14). In her parliamentary capacity, she was Head of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President of its Political Committee (2013-14); member of the Italian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2008-13); Secretary of the Defence Committee (2008-13); and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. She also coordinated the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation.