2017 09 Affiche EN FINALConference
21 September 2017
Belgium and the international organisations
in the light of experience

We will not be able to accept any more registrations due to the big succes of the conference and the maximum capacity of the conference room has been reached.

Étienne Davignon
Minister of State, president of the Egmont Institute
Herman Van Rompuy
Minister of State, president of the European Policy Centre
After the two World Wars and the failure of its policy of neutrality, Belgium was one of the pioneering states in the development of the post-war security architecture, based on multilateralism, in which the UN, NATO, and the EU play a prominent part...


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The first seminar of the 2017-2018 session of the High Studies for Security and Defence took place on the Campus Renaissance on 8 and 9 September this year. For two days, the 31 participants were able to attend six high-level conferences and debates with interventions by experts in international relations and defence policy. They also had the opportunity to exchange their experience with each other. The participants were very satisfied with this introductory seminar and are already looking forward to their next meeting.



Captain-commandant Sanders is a research fellow at the Centre for Security and Defence Studies.
He successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 3 July 2017 and has now a PhD in philosophy.
The title of his doctoral thesis is De plaats van religie in het politieke denken van Alexis de Tocqueville. Tussen persoonlijke overtuiging en publiek beleid.



La politique européenne de sécurité et de défense commune is the first book to be printed by “Les editions Du Villard”. The co-authors are Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (blog B2) and André Dumoulin (RHID), who published the book in the collection « Manuel » in April 2017. This 500-page book is intended as a reference document in French and was prefaced by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.