25th-28th April 2016

Synopsis of the jam

An increasingly uncertain global security context, the rise of Daesh, Russia-NATO tensions and the refugee crisis form the backdrop of the 2016 Security Jam between April 25-28. This global brainstorm is held entirely online and in writing only. It unites thousands of experts on security, human rights and development from government, international organisations, NGOs, academia, business and the media to develop innovative solutions to global security challenges.

The Jam will feed into the EU’s thinking on a new Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy and into NATO’s upcoming Warsaw summit. Your recommendations will be shared with decision-makers and experts around the globe.

The 2016 Security Jam is the only global brainstorm to develop innovative solutions to global challenges. Topics cover organised crime, violent extremism, conflict prevention, human rights and much more. Log on between April 25-28 to contribute your ideas, entirely online and in writing, from anywhere, at any time. Connect with thousands of experts from government, civil society, international organisations, academia, think tanks, the media and the private sector. 

joining the conversation:

Over 35 high-level personalities and many more will be online to share their perspective, including:

]Wided Bouchamaoui, 2015 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and President of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)

General Philip M. Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former NATO Secretary General and Trustee of Friends of Europe

Elisabeth Guigou, President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the French National Assembly

Peter Hultqvist, Swedish Minister of Defence

Marina Kaljurand, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Irene Khan, Director General of the International Development Law Organization and former Secretary General of Amnesty International

Joanne Liu, President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs

Michael Roth, German Minister of State for Europe

Maria Zakharova, Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Leila Zerrougui, United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts

Carl Bildt, Former Swedish Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trustee of Friends of Europe



Register now and join the Jam from 15 minutes to 77 hours between April 25-28 for a direct exchange with leaders and experts around the world. The Jam is held entirely in writing, and can be accessed using any device – computer, laptop, smartphone – from anywhere in the world.



What is Security Jam?

Watch our short video below and read the Jam description to learn more about this unique exercise



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The Jam’s results will feed into the EU’s new Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy and NATO Summit in Warsaw, and will be distributed to decision-makers globally.


Pauline Massart, Deputy Director, Security & Global Europe
Tel: +32 2 300 29 91 F: +32 2 893 98 29
Email: pauline.massart@friendsofeurope.org

Tobias Metzger, Project Manager, Security Europe
Tel.: +32 2 893 98 18
Email: tobias.metzger@friendsofeurope.org

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