Placing armed forces under democratic control is one of the major achievements of Western democracies in the last century. Parliamentary oversight mechanisms were established with the aim to hold armed forces democratically accountable towards state and society and make sure that their deployment is controlled by elected authorities.
Closer security and defence cooperation on a European level are high on the political agenda these days. It is therefore high time to discuss how to translate national control mechanisms on the European level, to make sure that also joint European defence is democratically accountable.
Which democratic control mechanisms are already in place on the national level today? And how could they be transferred to the European level? Join us and discuss these and other questions with our experts.
A Joint Event Series with the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) on: Overcoming Obstacles: On the Way to a European Army
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, First Floor
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
Kindly register for this event by 30 October 2017 at http://tinyurl.com/DemocraticControl *
Dr. Hans Born
Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Dr. Marta Hirsch-Ziembinska
Head of Inquiries Unit 1
Member of the European Parliament
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
Kai Küstner (tbc)
ARD, German Radio
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