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Deepened defence cooperation between Sweden and Finland in a new geopolitical environment
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Finland and Sweden are each other’s most important partners. Cooperation on foreign and security policy between the countries is extensive and there is great potential for development in these areas. The cooperation creates possibilities for joint efforts under any circumstances in conflict and in war as well.
Even though Sweden as well as Finland have chosen non-alliance as the platform for their security, these two countries have highly integrated partnerships with NATO, and the possibility to join the defence alliance is being discussed in both countries. The British are in search of a post-Brexit role in European defence, and the new administration in Washington is looking for its place in the new transatlantic relationships.
What do the new geopolitical circumstances entail for Swedish-Finnish defence cooperation?
Moderator Mr Stefan Wallin, senior advisor, former Minister of Defence
Ms Gunvor Kronman, CEO Hanaholmen
10:10 Current hybrid threats
Mr Patrik Oksanen, senior fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum
Ms Teija Tiilikainen, Director, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
10:50 Keynote (pre-recorded)
Mr Jim Townsend, adjunct senior fellow, CNAS Transatlantic Security Program, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
11:05 Mr David Hogan–Hern, Director, Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Unit, Ministry of Defence, UK
11:20 Mr Jörg See, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning, NATO
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 Researcher dialogue
Mr Henrik Meinander, Professor, Helsinki University
Mr Tomas Ries, Associate Professor, Swedish Defence University
Mr Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Leading Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Ms Hanna Smith, Research Director, Hybrid CoE
Ms Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europe of Atlantic Council, Secretary General Swedish Defence Association
13:15 Defence cooperation in the light of The Swedish Defence Act of 2020 and The Finnish Government’s Defence Report 2021
Mr Pål Jonson, Chair, the Swedish Committee on Defence
Mr Ilkka Kanerva, Chair, the Finnish Committee on Defence
Mr ClasGöran Carlsson, Member, the Swedish Committee on Defence
Mr Jari Ronkainen, Vice Chair, the Finnish Committee on Defence
14:00 Seminar ends
About the event
Date: Tuesday 30.11.2021
10.00 – 14.00 (Finnish time)
9.00 – 13.00 (Swedish time)
Language: Finnish, Swedish, English
Additional information: Project Manager Tina Räihä, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation and Hanaholmen.