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Towards a European Defence Community 2.0

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10 May 2023

12:30 - 14:00 CEST


Sala Triaria

Villa Schifanoia

Join Oreste Foppiani in the second 2023 Conversations for the Future of Europe

In the first half of the 1950s, a first attempt was made to create a "Communauté Européenne de Défense but it failed badly. The 2020s witnessed the resurgence of a European Defense Community. Should this EDC 2.0 be conceived as a spin-off or a partner of NATO? In either case, Berlin, Rome, and Paris must work together to build a joint defence. Otherwise, efforts to strengthen the political and military Union will remain wishful thinking.

The Conversations for the Future of Europe is a series of events tackling major EU challenges taking place from April to May 2023. Find a full programme of events on the series' website.


Alessandra Caldini


Oreste Foppiani (EUI)


Jan Zielonka (University Ca' Foscari Venice)

Silvia D'Amato (Leiden University)

Scientific Organiser(s):

Lorenzo Cicchi (EUI)

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