Final CREDIT-METDAC Workshop in Brussels

United States, Divided Europe?
Defence Technology Options for the Future.
Europa Intercontinental Hotel,
19 October, 2000


Introduction

The aims of the Brussels workshop - the last in the METDAC network - were:

  • To present the results of the METDAC study
  • To engage European industry and policy bodies in debate as to the consequent strategic choices for European defence and industrial capacity
  • To consider future needs for research and analysis on European defence and industrial policy

Workshop programme, Thursday 19 October, 2000

1000 - 1030 Registration and coffee
1030 - 1040 Welcome and introduction to Session 1: What is changing and why?: Professor Philip Gummett - changes in procurement
1040 - 1105

- corporate changes - Andrew James
- civil-military integration and systems integration - Jordi Molas

1105 - 1115 Comment: Burkard Schmitt, Institute for Security Studies, WEU
1115 - 1215 Questions and discussion
1215 - 1335 Lunch
Session 2: what are the consequences and some possible scenarios?
1335 - 1405

For defence industries:
Trans-Atlantic harmony - Björn Hagelin
Trans-Atlantic discord: divide and rule - Peter Lock
Trans-Atlantic discord: competition - Wim Smit

1405 - 1415 Comment: Christopher Beazley, MEP (UK)
1415 - 1500 Questions and discussion
1500 - 1520

For innovative capacities of individual countries and of Europe
- Giulio Perani
- East European policy and possible responses - Judit Kiss

1520 - 1530 Comment: Pierre-Philippe Bacri, European Commission
1530 - 1600 Questions and discussion
1600 - 1630 Session 3: what do we need to know? - future research and analysis
- Claude Serfati
- Discussion
1630 - 1700 Coffee and departure