The 2016 Europe’s Strategic Choices conference will explore the major challenges facing Europe today, from human migration and a changing economy, to the future of the European Union. It will examine how European countries can best respond, individually and collectively, to these challenges. 

Europes Strategic Choices 2016: Agenda

THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 2016 | RITZ CARLTON, BERLIN

0830-0900Registration and Refreshments
0900-0915WELCOME
0915-0930OPENING REMARKS WITH DR DIETMAR WOIDKE
0930-1045PLENARY SESSION ONE | CHALLENGES TO THE UNION: EUROPE IN CRISIS
1045-1115Refreshments
1115-1245BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP ONE
Partner, Friend or Problem? The Future of the European Relationship with Turkey
Is Europe’s Approach to Counterterrorism Working?
Economic Stability in an Unequal Europe
1245-1345Lunch
1345-1445KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: ADAPT OR DIE?
1445-1515Refreshments
1515-1645BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP TWO
Re-Thinking Deterrence
Globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Are Europe’s Labour 
Markets and Educational Systems Ready?

Migration and the Challenge of Integration
1645-1700Short Break
1700-1745KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH DR GÉZA ANDREAS VON GEYR AND PETER WATKINS
1745-1845PLENARY SESSION TWO | EUROPE AND CHINA: PERIL AND PROMISE
1845-2200CONFERENCE DINNER AND KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH PETER ALTMAIER

FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER 2016 | RITZ CARLTON, BERLIN

0900-0930

0930-1045

1045-1115

1115-1230

Registration and Refreshments

PLENARY SESSION THREE | THE FUTURE OF THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP

Refreshments

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP THREE
Beyond Pooling and Sharing: The Strategic Relevance of European Defence Cooperation
Secure, Competitive and Sustainable? European Energy Strategy towards 2020 
European Stability in an Age of Populism

1230-1330Lunch
1330-1445PLENARY SESSION FOUR | EUROPE TOWARDS 2030
1445-1500CLOSING REMARKS