NATO and the Future of European Security

Wednesday, November 20th the Netherlands Atlantic Youth and study association Metis organized a public meeting themed:


NATO and the Future of European Security


The debate about the future of European security has been radically transformed. We do no longer live in a world in which we can enjoy our ‘peace dividend’ – with the rise of China and the renewed assertiveness of Russia our continent faces fundamental challenges. Meanwhile, the internal makeup of the West has also undergone changes and with the rise of nationalism everywhere, the future of multilateralism looks uncertain. 

While many Europeans argue for an increase in security cooperation, a debate has developed around the question which form such cooperation should take. Should we work closely together with the United States and other NATO allies? Or is it time for the EU to become more of an independent military force?






















On November 20th, we debated the following statement:

Be it resolved, the EU, not NATO, should lead the way in European Security.


Speakers at the debate include Salima Belhaj (D66), Toine Beukering (Forum voor Democratie) and René Cuperus (The Clingendael Institute).


Read the full report here.





Wednesday, November 20th


5.30 - 7.30 PM


Salima Belhaj (D66), Toine Beukering (Forum voor Democratie), Marianne van Leeuwen (University of Amsterdam), René Cuperus (The Clingendael Institute)


Dieuwertje Kuijpers (Follow the Money)
Location: Filmcafé Utrecht, CAB-Rondom 90A, 3534 BE Utrecht


Foto: Wikimedia Commons


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