FGV conference debates European Studies

Institutional
24 May 2013

The International Relations Center at FGV?s Social Sciences & History School (CPDOC) held, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and NATO Defense College (NDC), the 2nd Europe Day Conference on May 8. The event was also supported by the European Union Delegation in Brazil. The objective - from the theme A Secure Europe in a multipolar world - was to foster the debate on European Studies among the audience interested in the international relations field, including academics, students, civil society and the media. The following people participated in the opening panel - NDC's commander, General Arne Dalhaug; the coordinator of FGV's International Relations Center, Elena Lazarou; the representative of KAS in Brazil, Felix Dane; and the head of the EU Delegation in Brazil, Ambassador Ana Paula Zacharias. Then, the conference was divided into three debate panels. The first panel addressed the Future of the European Economy and was moderated by the Ambassador of Ireland in Brazil and the representative of the European Union Council Presidency, Frank Sheridan. Right after, there were speeches on the theme Brazil and the EU: dealing with global challenges together. In the afternoon, the second panel, moderated by Felix Dane, discussed the European Union in an unstable international environment. The third panel discussed Euro-Atlantic Approaches to security and defense affairs, moderated by the director of NDC's Academic Operations Division, General Brigadier Patrick Desjardins. Finally, the conclusions were pronounced ??by Felix Dane, Elena Lazarou and NDC's Research Division director, Karl-Heinz Kamp. For more information about the meeting and the speakers, click here.