On 3 December, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored North Atlantic Council (NAC) simulation over half a day. The simulation was created by the Security and Defence Team of YPFP Brussels with the support of Ruben Diaz-Plaja, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy Planning Unit, NATO HQ. Mr Diaz-Plaja also played the role of the Secretary General during…

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On 23 November, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored workshop on diplomacy in the field of security. The event was moderated by Marina Otasevic, Security and Defence officer at YPFP Brussels. Jorgen Christian Jorgensen, the Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, was the main speaker and Marija Sulce, Director of Security and Defence at YPFP Brussels,…

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On 26 October, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored event on security in the Asia-Pacific. The event was moderated by Smiljana Cujic, Security and Defence Officer at YPFP Brussels, with the panel consisting of: James Bernardi, First Secretary of Defence, Australia Mission to NATO and the EU; Lt. Col. Aaron Thomas, Defence Policy Advisor, U.S. Mission…

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On 28 September, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored event on Arctic security, titled “The Future of the Arctic”. Ville Majamaa, Security and Defence Officer at YPFP Brussels, moderated the panel with three speakers: Heidi Kjærnet, Permanent Delegation of Norway to NATO; LtCol Richard Showalter, NATO International Military Staff; and Dr Niklas Nováky, Wilfried Martens Centre…

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Main takeaways: On November 2, 2022, YPFP hosted an Ambassador Series event, together with the Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union and the Head of the Mission, Ambassador Daniela Morari. The event was moderated by Programmes Officer Linn Sommerhoff. The brief presentation of Ambassador Morari made it clear what challenges Moldova…

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Main takeaways: On November 17, 2022, YPFP hosted a UN Series event on ‘Children in Armed Conflict’. The event was moderated by UN Series Officer Lina Stahl, who was joined by Brigid Kennedy Pfister, a Senior Child Protection Specialist from UNICEF, and Sharon Riggle, the Chief of Office/Chief of Advocacy and Outreach for the UN…

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Main takeaways:– Ignored and neglected for too long, defence has risen to the very top of the EU’s agenda, even animating summit debates among Heads of State and Government. This approach reflects not only the worsening threat environment we live in, but also Europe’s acknowledgement that it needs to take more responsibility for its own…

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On 24 May 2021, YPFP Brussels hosted an event in partnership with the Quaker Council for European Affairs titled “Europe’s military drift: from a soft power union to ‘security provider’”. YPFP Brussels Security and Defence Officer, Raquel Sequeira moderated the panel, with two speakers: Laëtitia Sédou, EU Programme Officer, European Network against the Arms Trade…

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There are many online open-source tools that can help you discern if what you are reading or seeing is true or not. You just need to know what tools to look for. Everyone can become a “digital Sherlock” and train themselves to spot suspicious information and questionable sources. This is why education on digital and…

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