On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats and representatives from various organizations. Following the presentation, the report was discussed by Ian Brzezinski, Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Dr. David Behar, First Counsellor at the French Embassy in Stockholm and Dr. Björn von Sydow, Chairman Swedish Defence Commission, former Defence Minister and Speaker of the Swedish parliament.
During 2017-2018, three high-level international conferences took place in Stockholm, arranged by the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office, and the issue brief is based on those discussions. You can find summaries of those conferences here.
Event Recap Dec 12, 2017
Securing Northern Europe – bridging the Baltic Sea, North Atlantic and the Arctic
By Denise Forsthuber
On December 12, 2017, the Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe Office and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted a public conference in Stockholm to discuss the need to bridge perspectives and start forming a merged agenda to successfully face the security challenges in Northern Europe following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine in […]
Event Recap Jun 12, 2018
The third international conference on Baltic Sea Security – Merging Perspectives in Northern Europe
By Atlantic Council
On June 12 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe Office and the Swedish Armed Forces arranged the third international high-level, full-day conference on Baltic Sea Security in Stockholm, with the theme Merging perspectives in Northern Europe. Previous conferences took place in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Since 2013, a lot has happened, with a deteriorated situation […]
Event Recap Dec 11, 2018
Conference on the European defense and security dimension in Northern Europe
By Elin Schiffer
On December 11, 2018, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with the Latvian Embassy in Sweden, organized a high-level, public international conference on ’The European Defence and Security Dimension in Northern Europe’. The conference brought together policy experts, academic researchers, representatives of government and organizations and media from a significant […]
On this topic, Director Anna Wieslander has authored a number of articles: