Finland, Europe and the Western Security Community: What next?

For over a decade, the neighbourhoods of Europe have been faced with increasing external threats. It is not self-evident however that conflicts and disagreements will be solved within rules-based cooperation and established institutions. Recent actions of Russia, China, and Turkey, for example, have raised concerns. Is the EU capable enough to respond to new threats, such as hybrid and cyber warfare? Can the EU as a part of the Western security community respond to all the new challenges, and what options does Finland have – so far as a non-NATO country?

This occasion marks the launch of a joint publication of the Toivo Think Tank and the Wilfried Martens Centre on the many kinds of security challenges that the EU and Finland are facing now and in the near future. In this publication launch event, the authors will be interviewed and hold a discussion about the contents and topics of the book.