Is the EU headed towards ‘Strategic Sovereignty’? Perspectives from Poland, France, and Germany


5 December 2023 to 5 December 2023 - Bruxelles

The Robert Schuman Foundation is organising, in partnership with SWP and PISM, a conference on the strategic sovereignty of the European Union in terms of economy and defence.

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Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels

The Robert Schuman Foundation, SWP and PISM are organising a Franco-German-Polish conference on the strategic sovereignty of the European Union.

During two round tables the subjects of the economy and defence will be addressed.

Panel 1: From Economic Security to Economic Sovereignty?

Panel 2: Building European Defence: needs, capabilities and political limits

Registration is required at

The conference will be followed by a light lunch.

See the programme.


  • Paweł Tokarski, Senior Associate, Research Division EU/Europe, SWP, Berlin
  • Nicolas Goetzmann, Economist, Fondation Robert Schuman, Paris
  • Piotr Dzierżanowski, Analyst, Global Issues Programme, PISM, Warsaw
  • Žaneta Vegnere, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Valdis Dombrovskis, EU Commissioner for Trade, Brussels
  • Markus Kaim, Senior Fellow, Research Division International Security, SWP, Berlin
  • Pascale Joannin, General Manager, Robert Schuman Foundation, Paris
  • Marcin Terlikowski, Deputy Head of Research, International Security Programme, PISM, Warsaw
  • Jean-Pierre van Aubel, Senior Expert, Security and Defence Policy Division, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
  • Moderateurs

  • Aurélie Pugnet, Journalist, Euractiv, Brussels
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