Riga Security Forum 2023: How European is European security? closing event

Riga Security Forum 2023: How European is European security? in-person closing event will take place on December 13, 2023, in-person and online! 

For the fifth year in a row, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) organizes the Riga Security Forum, bringing together international experts in the spheres of security, politics, technology, education, and defense. In a series of ten fascinating broadcasts, experts will unravel issues of global significance through political self-reflection and, through answers to uncomfortable questions, strengthening mutual understanding in building a safer future.

13 December agenda: 

12:00 – 12:40 - Arrival and registration 

12:40 – 12:55 - Opening remarks

  • Dr. Kārlis BUKOVSKIS, Director at the LIIA
  • Dr. Reinhard KRUMM, Director at FES Baltic states 

13:00 – 14:15 - 1st panel: Strategic Partnership Concept from military security, economic and social perspectives


  • Mr. Jānis GARISONS, State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Latvia
  • Mr. Mats WARSTEDT, Senior Vice President Nordics at Patria
  • Ms. Elīna EGLE, Chairwoman of the Board of the Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia


  • Dr. Artis PABRIKS, Chairman of "Northern Defence Policy Centre" and former Minister for Defence  

14:15-14.30 - Coffee break

14:45-15:30 - 1:1 conversation: The importance of economic growth to security


  • H.E. Christopher ROBINSON, U.S. Ambassador in Latvia and Dr. Kārlis BUKOVSKIS, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. 

Event host - Sintija BROKA, Riga Security Forum project manager.

Riga Security Forum aims to gather key international policymakers, industry leaders, as well as military and civilian experts to discuss events, trends, opportunities, and challenges lying ahead for the international community. From October till the end of December, we will discuss both "conventional" and "unconventional" security challenges. 

All the episodes are gradually available at www.rigasecurityforum.liia.lv or at Spotify or Apple Podcast "Riga Security Forum 2023" accounts. 

The project is the result of a successful cooperation between the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Baltic States, the Embassies of the United States, Poland, Canada, Spain as well as international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions "Patria", Riga Graduate School of Law and 5G Techritory forum.

Informative project partners - The Baltic Times, Latvia's united news portal lsm.lv, eng.lsm.lv, replay.lv and TV4 Latvia.

Publicēts 04. decembris, 2023