15. april – Webinar on the Nordic Defence Cooperation

On the 15th of April invites YATA Oslo in colloboration with Foreningerne Nordens Ungdomsforbund (FNUF) to webinar on the Nordic Defence Cooperation.

“The Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The overall purpose of NORDEFCO is to strengthen the participants’ national defence, explore common synergies and facilitate efficient common solutions”. This is an excerpt of what you can find from the homepage of NORDEFCO. How has this cooperation evolved in the last decade since its beginning, and what may the future bring for Nordic defence cooperation? Join YATA Oslo and the Youth Confederation of the North, FNUF, as we learn more about NORDEFCO and Nordic defence cooperation as a whole. With us for this interesting topic we have some of the best researchers and professors from the Nordic countries.

Henri Vanhanen is a research fellow at the Finish Institute of International Affairs. He has a Master in Social Sciences from the University of Turku and his expertise is on Finnish foreign affairs, security and defence policy and transatlantic relations. In one of his recent publications, he discusses the Finnish-Swedish defense cooperation, looking at what the history can tell about future scenarios.

Håkon Lunde Saxi is an associate professor at the Norwegian Defence College. He has a Phd in political science from the University of Oslo and several years of studying abroad. Lunde Saxi has been at the Norwegian Defence School since 2009 and his expertise includes Norwegian military strategy, European political history, and the Nordic Defence Cooperation, NORDEFCO.

Eva Hagström Frisell is a Deputy Research Director at the Swedish Defence Research Agency. Her work focuses on Northern European and transatlantic security. She has written about increased Nordic defence cooperation and the role of NATO in the North.

To moderate this exciting conversation, we have Simen Medhus. He is the secretary general of FNUF, a member of YATA Oslo and a self-proclaimed “northist”. He has a master’s degree in political science from Sciences Po and has formerly worked at the Norwegian embassy in Stockholm.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099100760593275/