Intelligent Foreign Policy: Panel 2.
On December 11 2015, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) together with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), arranged a discussion on information exchange, early warning and sense-making for smarter EU action on the foreign policy arena.
In the 21st century, making strategic foreign policy choices requires marshalling a wide array of information sources, filtering what is relevant, and agreeing on a shared assessment. The EU offers opportunities and challenges to making more intelligent foreign policy: opportunities, since the EU enjoys access to a wide array of public and private information, and challenges, since approaching these tasks collectively raises a number of thorny problems.
How can current challenges be addressed? How can the EU improve information exchange, early warning and sense-making? Would that lead to more effective policy decisions?
Panel 2: Information Requirements for Effective Foreign Policy
Anna Karin Eneström, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Gabor Iklody, Crisis Management and Planning Directorate, EEAS
Mathew Burrows, Atlantic Council, Strategic Foresight Initiative
Katarina Engberg, Swedish Prime Minister´s Office
Chair: Antonio Missiroli, EUISS, Paris
Closing remarks: Julian Fricke, Strategic Planning Division, EEAS
The meeting was organised in the context of the EU-wide expert outreach and consultation process for the preparation of the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy, coordinated by the EUISS and the Strategic Planning Division of the EEAS www.europa.eu/globalstrategy