A high-level line-up of speakers is taking part in the final conference of the EvoCS project. The conference, entitled “Evolving Concepts of Security – Values, Perceptions, Threats across Four European Regions,” will be held on 10 November 2015 at BAO Centre (www.bao.be) in Brussels.

Stepahn Muller, Representative of Luxembourg in the Political and Security Committee of the EU, Mariya Gabriel, MEP (EPP, Bulgaria), Vice Chair of the EPP Group and Lius Amorim, Head of Unit, Council Secretariat (Foreign Affairs, Enlargement, Civil Protection) will be joining the opening session of the event.

For their part, Cyrille Schott, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies on Security and Justice of France; Jorge Manuel Bento-Silva, Counterterrorism Unit, DG HOME; and Pete Fussey, Department of Sociology, University of Essex will be sitting on the panel focusing on North-Western Europe.

Giovanni Faleg, Consultant at the World Bank is participating in the West-Mediterranean panel, together with Han Entzinger of Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and Martin Xuereb, Director of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station.

Dietrich Neumann, Head of Corporate Services, Europol; Prof. Dr. Ali Resul Usul, Chairman, Centre for Strategic Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Dennis Blease, Senior Security & Justice Advisor, UK Stabilisation Unit; and Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, European Association for Local Democracy are all on board for the South-Eastern Europe panel.

Gabor Iklody, Director, Crisis Management and Planning Directorate CMPD, EEAS; and two former Ministers of Defence – Janusz Onyszkiewicz of Poland and Imants Lieģis who is currently serving as the Latvian Ambassador to Hungary are joining the Eastern EU Border session.

The full agenda of the conference can be found at: http://evocs-project.eu/meetings