Baltic Sea Region Forum 2023

15.6.2023 12:00

University of Turku, Educarium

The 15th Baltic Sea Region Forum

Security and safety in the Baltic Sea region

 University of Turku, Finland
Thursday 15.6.2023


All times EEST
12:00-12:15 Opening
  Kari Liuhto, Director, The Centrum Balticum Foundation
  Minna Arve, Mayor, The City of Turku
  Markus Granlund, Dean, Turku School of Economics
12:15-12.25 Greetings
12:25-12:45 Keynote by Artis Pabriks
  Director, The Northern European Policy Centre, Minister of Defence of Latvia (2019-2022)
12:45-14:15 Panel 1. Changing security environment in Northern Europe
  (in cooperation with the National Defence University of Finland)
  Marko Palokangas, Lieutenant Colonel, Military Professor, National Defence University of Finland 
  Oleksii Arestovych, Former Advisor, Office of the President of Ukraine
  Andrzej Falkowski, Lieutenant General (ret), Senior Fellow, Pulaski Foundation, Poland 
  Glen Grant, Lieutenant Colonel (ret) British Army, Defence and Security Reform Expert, Baltic Security Foundation, Latvia 
  Rasmus Hindren, Head of International Relations, Hybrid CoE - The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats           
  Patrik Oksanen, Senior Fellow, Stockholm Freeworld Forum, Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences and The Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences, Sweden 
  Juha Pyykönen, Lic.Sos.Sc., Brigade General (ret), Security Analysis Ltd, Finland
  Petri Toivonen, Secretary-General, Security Committee, Finland                 
14:15-14:45 Networking and coffee
14:45-16:10 Panel 2. Securing and maintaining critical energy supply and infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region (in cooperation with the University of Cambridge)
  Charles Clarke, UK Home Secretary (2004-2006), Co-leader of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme, University of Cambridge, UK 
  Hugo Bromley, Research Fellow, Centre for Geopolitics, University of Cambridge, UK 
  Videt R. Norng, Lieutenant Colonel, Head of Division, NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, Lithuania  
  Chris Parry, CBE PhD, Rear Admiral Dr Visiting Fellow, University of Reading, UK
  Kaja Tael, Ambassador-at-Large for Climate and Energy Policy, Estonia
  Adnan Vatansever, Reader, Russia Institute, King’s College London, UK
  Dariusz Zarzecki, Professor, University of Szczecin, Poland
16:10-16:40 Networking and coffee
16:40-18:05 Panel 3. Combating cross-border crime
  Ruslanas Iržikevičius, Editor-in-Chief, The Lithuania Tribune, Lithuania
  Arnoldas Abramavičius, Vice-Minister, Ministry of the Interior, Lithuania
  Antti Hartikainen, Head of Mission, European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine
  Juhani Hintikka, President and CEO, WithSecure, Finland
  Ville Itälä, Director-General, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
  Veiko Kommusaar, Undersecretary for Internal Security, Ministry of the Interior, Estonia
  Kirsi Pimiä, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Interior, Finland
  Igors Rajevs, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of the Interior, Latvia
 18:05-18:20 Civil society security
  Grzegorz Poznański, Director-General, The Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat
Closing speech
  Ilkka Salmi, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union
Reception offered by the City of Turku
  Restaurant Grädda, Piispankatu 15, 20500 Turku
  At the moment registration to the reception is not possible. We have reached the maximum number of 170 persons. Stay tuned for possible openings!


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