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"New scenarios for European common security and defence"


 
   

"New scenarios for European common security and defence"

CONFERENCE

on

"New scenarios for European common security and defence"

in the Grand Hotel Dino, Corso Garibaldi 20, Baveno, Lago Maggiore

Tel: (+390323) 922201

22-24 September 2003

PROGRAMME

Sunday 21 September 2003

Afternoon

Arrival of participants

A shuttle bus service will be provided for transport from Milan Malpensa airport to the hotels from 14.00 to 23.00.

Monday 22 September 2003

Morning (10.00)

Arrival of participants and registration

A shuttle bus service will be provided for transport from Milan Malpensa airport to the hotels from 09.00 to 16.00.

   

14.00

Presidential Committee meeting (Committee members only)

   

16.00

Opening session:

- Mr Pierferdinando Casini, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

- Mr Marcel Glesener, President of the WEU Assembly

- Mr Marco Zacchera, President of the Italian Delegation to the WEU Assembly

16.30

First session: Security in Europe and stabilisation in the Middle East

   
 

Chairman: Mr Guillermo Martínez Casañ, Chairman of the Political Committee, WEU Assembly

   
 

Addresses:

   
 

- Mr Alfredo Mantica, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,Italy

 

- Mr Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

 

- Dr. Mark A. Heller, Principal Research Associate, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University

 

- General Franco Angioni (Italy), Deputy, Former Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL)

 

- Mr Alessandro Politi, Independent Strategic and Open Source Intelligence

Analyst

   
 

Debate

   

Approx. 18.30

End of first session

   

18.30

Political Committee meeting (Committee members only)

   

20.00

20.30

Departure by bus to the Hotel Majestic, Verbania

Dinner hosted by Mr Enzo Ghigo, President of the Piedmont Region, in the Hotel Majestic

Approx. 23.00

Return to Baveno

Tuesday, 23 September 2003

09.00

Committee for Parliamentary and Public Relations meeting (Committee members only)

   

10.00

Second session: Foreign policy and common defence in the future European Constitution

   
 

Chairman: Mr John Wilkinson, Chairman of the Defence Committee, WEU Assembly

   
 

Addresses:

   
 

- Mrs Danuta Hübner, Minister for European Affairs of Poland, Member of the European Convention

 

- Mr Lamberto Dini, Vice-President of the Senate, Italy, Member of the European Convention

 

- Mr Antonio Nazaré Pereira, Member of the Convention

 

- Dr. Udo Diedrichs, Institute for European Politics, Berlin

 

- Dr Julian Lindley-French, Centre for Security Policy, Geneva

   
 

Debate

   

Approx. 12.15

End of second session

   

12.30

Lunch hosted by Mr Zacchera, Head of the Italian Delegation, at the Restaurant of Grand Hotel Dino (Salle Tre Isole)

14.30

Third session: European defence: operational requirements and industrial competitiveness

   
 

Chairman: Mr Francisco Arnau Navarro, Chairman of the Technological and Aerospace Committee, WEU Assembly

 

Addresses:

   
 

- Mr Henk Kamp, Minister for Defence, Netherlands, WEAG Netherlands Presidency

 

- Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, National Director of Armaments, Ministry of Defence, Italy

 

- Mr Jean Wesener, Secretary-General, EDIG, Brussels

 

- Mr Hartmut Bühl, Vice-President and Director for EU Defence Policy and NATO, EADS, Brussels

 

- Mr Giorgio Zappa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A

 

- Mr Giuseppe Orsi, Managing Director, Agusta S.p.A

 

- Mr Burkard Schmitt, Research Fellow, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris

 

Debate

   

17.00

Conclusions:

- Mrs Josette Durrieu (France), Senator, Member of the WEU Assembly, Rapporteur on "Security in Europe and stabilisation in the Middle East"

- Mr Giuseppe Gaburro (Italy), Senator, Member of the WEU Assembly, Rapporteur on "Prospects for the European Security and Defence Policy"

   

18.30

Boat cruise on Lago Maggiore

   

20.30

Dinner hosted by the Agusta-Westland Company on the Isola dei Pescatori

23.00

Return to Baveno

Wednesday, 24 September 2003

10.00

Departure by bus for Agusta-Westland

   

10.45

Arrival at Agusta Headquarters in Vergiate

Welcome

Presentation of Agusta-Westland, products, programs and technologies

Visit to the main facilities:

    - Assembly line

    - Helicopter Static Display on the Flight Line

    - Inflight Demonstration

13.00

Cocktail

13.30

Departure for Milan Malpensa Airport (journey time, approximately 15 minutes), Milan Linate Airport (60 minutes) and for Baveno (45 minutes).


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