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Since 2021, the annual European Defence & Security Conference (EDSC) has provided an independent forum for discussions on the future of Europe’s defence and security. The event is dedicated to facilitating in-depth exchanges on the strategic, technological, and industrial challenges of defence cooperation in Europe.

The Conference’s mission is to serve as the annual platform for dialogue among key European defence and security stakeholders. Our objective is to provide a setting that encourages and facilitates open and meaningful exchanges, supporting Europe’s goal of achieving greater strategic independence and reinforcing its defence capabilities.

The EDSC is committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding and collaboration across Europe’s political and industrial landscape. It strives for an inclusive approach that ensures a balanced representation across the Union, emphasising the importance of a united and effective European security and defence policy.

Join us on 16 October 2024 for the the 4th Edition of the European Defence and Security Conference as we aim to make Europe’s defence dialogue more inclusive, innovative, and impactful!

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Shaping Europe's future in a consequential year

Building on the success of the first three editions, the 4th European Defence and Security Conference arrives at a critical juncture, coinciding with the European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new European Commission.

This timing offers a unique opportunity to engage EU and national decision-makers and key stakeholders in shaping the defence and security agenda for the next five years. Reflecting the significance of the electoral year in Europe and the US, the conference aims to foster increased involvement from national political representatives, high-level EU officials, military representatives from Member States, and leaders within the European defence industry.

This edition is specifically designed to serve as a pivotal platform for discussing the strategic directions and priorities of the newly elected European leadership, ensuring that the defence and security dialogue is aligned with the evolving needs and aspirations of the European Union and its Member States in the field of the defence industry and strategic postureGet in touch with us to discuss partnership opportunities.

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