Upcoming on September 27: [email protected] with MEP Michael Gahler on ‘The use of military forces for internal security’

6 Sep 2016

September 27 will see the next edition of CESI's event series '[email protected]' with a lunchtime panel debate on 'The use of military forces for internal security'. Registration to the event, which will also feature an intervention of MEP Michael Gahler, is now open.

Upcoming on September 27: CESI@noon with MEP Michael Gahler on ‘The use of military forces for internal security’

CESI and EUROMIL

hereby invite you to the next

[email protected] event

‘The use of military forces for internal security’ 

Tuesday 27 September 2016 – 1.00-3.00pm
Cocktail lunch at 12.30pm
 

CESI (European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions), Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 1-5, 1040 Brussels (Metro Schuman)

The event will take place in English / Register for the event here

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With growing instability and armed conflicts at its doors, the EU is facing increasing numbers of terrorist attacks and elevated security threats. It has now reached a stage where the line between what is “internal” and “external” security is blurred.

In order to prevent and face further attacks, military forces are increasingly deployed inside the borders of some European countries. While this seems like a reassuring short-term solution, it raises many legal and political questions: Under which conditions is the deployment of military personnel inside the country legal? Which specific tasks may or may not be performed by the military? Is the military trained and equipped to perform police-like security tasks? Which additional training is necessary?

These and many more are the questions to be debated with the participants. The speakers will tackle these issues from a legal, political and a military personnel’s perspective.

Welcome:

Klaus Heeger, Secretary General of CESI
Emmanuel Jacob, President of EUROMIL

Discussion with the participation of:

Colonel Erwin Hoogland, Dutch Ministry of Defence
Captain Lars Scraeyen, Belgian Royal Higher Institute for Defence
Thomas Sohst, German Armed Forces Association

Moderation:

Klaus Heeger, Secretary General of CESI

Conclusions:

Michael Gahler, Member of the European Parliament