HYBRID YSC 2021 – Rewatch the Conference

The YSC 2021 took place on the 12th and 13th of July in Munich at the historic Amerikahaus in a hybrid format. The conference hosted six policy sessions with high-ranking scholars, policy-makers & some of the best thinkers from all over Europe! All sessions were streamed live and workshops were held online. 

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Panel 1 – Introduction

Amélie Jaques-Apke, EuropaNova Germany & Maik Schnierer, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung for Freedom in Munich

With the participation of H.E. Anne-Marie Descôtes, Ambassador of France to Germany

Opening of the YSC

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter, Bundeswehr University Munich

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Charillon, Université Clermont Auvergne & Coordinator, ENA

Session I – EU’s Open Strategic Autonomy

Moderator: Yana Humen, Policy Coordinator – Cybersecurity, Microsoft

Panellists: Dr. Gustav Lindstrom, Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies

Ulrich Lechte, Member of the Bundestag, Free Democratic Party

Eve Roehrig, Contributor, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Defence Network

Session II: Health Security

Moderator: Ambika Varma, YSC Fellow

Panellists: Dr. Anja Opitz, President, Global Health Security Alliance; Advisor, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing 

Christine Strassmaier, Vice-chairwoman, Middle East and International Affairs Research Group

Session III: The EU and its neighbourhood

Moderator: Daniel Gheorghe, PhD candidate; YSC Fellow

Panellists: Dr. Roderick Parkes, Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations 

Prof. Dr. Patricia Daenhardt, Integrated Researcher, Portuguese Institute of International Relations, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Session IV – Day 2: Climate security & the Green Deal

Moderator: Miriam Müller, PhD candidate; YSC Fellow

Panellists: Dr. Gabriele Köhler, Development economist; Board Member, Women Engage for a Common Future 

Thomas Pellerin Carlin, Director, Jacques Delors Energy Centre; Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute

Dr. Louise van Schaik, Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute 

Session V – Day 2: Cyber security & Digital policies

Moderator: Moritz Floessler, Deputy Director, EuropaNova Germany

Panellists: Guillaume Klossa, Founder and Honorary President, EuropaNova 

Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl, Research Director and Professor, IMT Atlantique

Dr. André Barrinha, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath

Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska, Professor, Vesalius College Brussels

Closing remarks

Amélie Jaques-Apke & Moritz Floessler for EuropaNova Germany

The YSC would like to thank its Franco-German sponsors: the Franco-German University DFH/UFA and the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO). We are very grateful for the support.