Javier Solana, secretary general of the European Council, will be the key speaker at a debate on Wednesday 10 November at LSE on the recently launched A Human Security Doctrine for Europe report.
Javier Solana will be joined by panellists Professor Mary Kaldor and Professor Christine Chinkin from LSE, Pavel Seifter, former Czech ambassador to London, and Brigadier Andy Salmon from the Royal Marines. Narcis Serra, former Spanish minister of defence, will chair this event.
The Study Group on Europe's Security Capabilities was convened by Professor Mary Kaldor in 2003 at the request of EU Secretary-General Javier Solana to give independent advice on the capabilities the European Union would require in order to pursue an effective common security policy.
The group's report, released in September 2004, states that civilians should play a significant role in a new EU force designed to combat global insecurity and protect citizens in conflict zones.
A Human Security Doctrine for Europe: presentation of the Barcelona Report of the Study Group on European Security is on Wednesday 10 November at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A.
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. All tickets for this event have now been allocated. A video link will also be in operation on the night in the New Theatre, East Building. Entry to this will be on a first come, first served basis. More details can be found here
Members of the public: All tickets for this event have now been allocated. There will be a returns queue and video link in operation on the night.
Members of the press: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email email@example.com
A Human Security Doctrine for Europe was produced by an independent study group at the request of EU secretary-general Javier Solana. The report argues for a fundamental rethink of Europe's approach to security - not only within its borders but beyond. In the 21st century, when no country or region is immune from terrorism, regional wars, organised crime, failing states or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Europe cannot ignore the growing insecurity around the globe.
For more information and a link to the full report, please click here.
2 November 2004