Colloque | "Security in the Baltic Sea Region"

Mardi 22 octobre 2019


L'IRSEM a le plaisir de vous inviter au colloque :

« Security in the Baltic Sea Region »

October, 22nd, 2019 | Ecole Militaire
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Le colloque se déroulera en français et en anglais




Clôture des inscriptions le jeudi 17 octobre 2019 à 12h00


The Baltic Sea region has been at the core of renewed geostrategic attention in the last five years.

Most Baltic states have a well-established strategic culture, whether they are members of the EU and NATO or not. To adapt to the evolving security environment, the Baltic States have mobilized relevant ways, means and capabilities to create a cooperative environment capable to deter any attempt against their integrity and values. Yet, they face a wide range of challenges. L’Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire and the NATO Defense College are jointly organizing this colloquium on “security in the Baltic Sea Region”. The event will aim to examine the strategic environment of the Baltic Sea region where hostile actions have been and still are sources of concern, and how states and security organizations - NATO and the EU - come together to face the multifaceted security challenges. 


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9H00: Welcoming of participants (Des Vallières amphitheater)

9H20: Opening by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, IRSEM, Director

9H30: Keynote speech by Lieutenant General Luc de Rancourt, Ministry of the Armed Forces, Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy, deputy Director General



Moderator (Eveline Mathey, IRSEM, researcher)

10H00: Evolution de la perception de la menace dans les pays baltes au XXè siècle par Julien Gueslin, La Contemporaine, conservateur

10H20: Strategic considerations by Sven Sakkov, International Center for Defense & Security, Tallinn, Director

10H40: NATO’s perspective on the Baltic Sea Region by Laurie Walker, NATO, IS,Deputy Head Euro-Atlantic and Global Partnership section

11H00: Q&A


12H 00: LUNCH



Moderator (Thierry Tardy, NATO Defense College, Director, Research division)

13H30:  Security dialogues and practical cooperation by Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council, Chairwoman of the Institute of Security and Development Policy

13H50: Military exercises and re-engagement policies by H.E. Ambassador Imants  Liegis, Latvia’s ambassador to France, former minister of Defense, former ambassador to NATO

14H10: NATO and EU roles by Barbara Kunz, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, Hamburg University, Researcher

14H30: Q&A



Moderator (Céline Marangé, IRSEM, researcher)

15H00:  Managing soft power influence and hybrid threats across borders: the experience of the Baltic States", by Assoc. Prof. Vytautas Isoda, Military Academy of Lithuania, Department of political science.

15H20: Vulnérabilités et recomposition baltiques par Nicolas Escach, Maître de conférences, Sciences Po Rennes

15H40: Realities and resilience by Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Senior research fellow

16H00: Q&A   


16H30: concluding remarks by Dr Thierry Tardy, NATO Defense College, Director, Research division    






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