Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Final Program

Location :

Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB)
36 rue Froissart
B- 1040 Brussels


November 3 and 4, 2014


Giorgio Franceschini
Associate Research Fellow

The Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 3 and 4 November in Brussels. It continues the series of European expert meetings, which started in 2011 with the so-called Kick-off Meeting and was followed by the Second Consultative Meeting in 2013. Both events took place under the Council Decision 2010/799/CFSP.

The aim of the consultative meetings is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of views on non-proliferation and disarmament matters for European experts, researchers, academics and practitioners.

The Third Consultative Meeting took place under the Council Decision 2014/129/CFSP and will be followed by a fourth and fifth meeting in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The meeting was attended by 91 participants coming from the External Action Service (15), other EU Institutions (4), the EU Member States (28), International Organizations (1), the EU think tanks and the EU academic world (40), as well as from three independent experts from Norway (1) and Switzerland (2).

20 EU Member states were represented by (at least) one official delegate at the meeting. It was the highest number of EU MS at the consultative meetings, so far. Also the new EU Member Croatia sent one delegate from the capital.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Welcome and Introduction into the Meeting
    • 9:30 – 10:30 : Registration and Welcome Coffee
    • 10:30 – 10:15 : Welcome and Introduction to the Meeting
      • Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
      • Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Session 1 Repercussions of the Ukraine Crisis
    • 10:45 – 12:30 : Chair/ Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
    • Implications of the Ukraine crisis on the nuclear non-proliferation regime
    • Challenges for the global arms control regime and cooperative security with Russia
      • Speaker: Jiří Schneider, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
      • Speaker: Paolo Foradori, University of Trento

  • Session 2: Controlling Unconventional and Conventional Arms in the Middle East and in North Africa (MENA)
    • 14:00 – 15:30 : Light at the end of the tunnel? The Syrian chemical weapon programme and the Iranian nuclear dossier
    • 16:00 – 17:30 : Tracking the flow of conventional weapons to state and non-state actors in MENA

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Participants list

AdamowiczMichałPermanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union
AnthonyIanStockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
ArbiaAliSmall Arms Survey
AscoleseMarioEuropean Commission
Atmante-BergeKristīnePermanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union
BabajideAdebayo European External Action Service (EEAS)
BalázsSzilviaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary
BarićMihaelaMinistry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
BylicaJacekEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
CauliBarbaraEuropean Commission
CoràFabioPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Costas TrascasasMilenaGeneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland
CotteeMatthewInternational Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), United Kingdom
CronbergTarjaParliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND)
CrowleyMichael University of Bradford, United Kingdom
DademaMartijnMinistry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
DelvalléeGuillaumeMinistry of Foreign Affairs, France
DietrichChristianEuropean Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Belgium
DochertySarahForeign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
DokosThanosHellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece
DuquetNilsFlemish Peace Institute, Belgium
EsfandiaryDinaInternational Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), United Kingdom
FarrugiaRuth MaryMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Malta
FeyMarcoPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
FingerAnneInstitute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), Germany
ForadoriPaoloUniversity of Trento, Italy
FormanJonathanOrganisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
FranceschiniGiorgioPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
FrandiNicoEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
FrankeUlrike University of Oxford, United Kingdom
GanslandtClaraEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
GeorgievPlamenMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria
GrandCamilleFondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), France
GrebeJan Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Germany
GripLinaStockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
GuthrieRichardCBW Events, United Kingdom
HammediJeremieEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
HartJohnStockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
HautecouvertureBenjaminFondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), France
Hoffmann-AxthelmLeoInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Germany
Iliopoulos DimitrisEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
IoannauXanthosMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus
IsbisterRoySaferworld, United Kingdom
JennyJoëlleEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
KiddJoannaKing’s College London, United Kingdom
KirchsteigerChristian European Commission
KopilevičDianaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania
KörömiJuditEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
KruschkeStefanPermanent Representation of Germany to the European Union
KulesaŁukaszEuropean Leadership Network (ELN), United Kingdom
Le BrasJean BaptisteEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
LehoferWolfgangEuropean Commission
LentiniLucaEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
LottonPierre-ArnaudEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
LutsNataljaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
MajorCsanádEmbassy of Hungary, Belgium
MarshNicholasPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
MartinsMauroMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
McLeishCaitríonaUniversity of Sussex, United Kingdom
MeeussenFrankMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium
MihálikováLenkaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic
MüllerHaraldPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
PechtManjanaPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
PortoFedericoEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
RantanenJaanaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
RehrlJochenEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
RomanovaYaroslavaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
RózsaErzsébet Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA), Hungary
SauerTom University of Antwerp, Belgium
SchelstraeteSigurdMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium
SchmitzAnnabelPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
SchneiderJiříPrague Security Studies Institute, Czech Republic
Schörnig NiklasPeace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
SharkeyNoel International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC)
ShawCynthiaMinistry of Defence, United Kingdom
SimmelVerenaLudwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
StollKarinMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
SturmRonaldMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Austria
SummerfieldSeanPermanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union
SvobodaJiříMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
ThannerWilfriedAustrian Military Representation to NATO
TrappRalf Independent Consultant
TruyensJohanBelgian Department of Defence
UllrichRuxandraFederal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA), Germany
ValkanovVesselinMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria
VasiuMihaelaEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
VranckxAnGroup de Recherche et d’ Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP), Belgium
WaizerStefan Sciences Po Aix, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
WheelerCarolEuropean External Action Service (EEAS)
WunderlichCarmen Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany