Canada: 5th Security & Defence Symposium


Within the framework of the  ‘EU Policy and Outreach Partnership project in Canada’ B&S Europe organised the EU Delegation to Canada’s fifth Security and Defence Symposium in Ottawa on 20th March.

The symposium featured high level officials from the EU’s military and defence organisations, including Director General of the EU Military Staff, Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen and Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, Ambassador Jorge Domecq, and high level representatives from the Canadian government such as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, the Hon. Serge Cormier, and Associate Deputy Defence Minister, Gordon Venner.

The symposium focused on the EU’s developing PESCO initiative, NATO-EU cooperation and current and emerging and evolving cybersecurity challenges.