The “Peace and Security” Circle of the Asia- Europe People Forum (AEPF) is a critical part of the Forum that collectively understands, analyses, interprets and formulates alternative responses and actions on issues of peace, security, conflicts, threats and opportunities in Asia and Europe as envisioned by the people’s movements of this region.
The Peace and Security Circle of the AEPF plans to coordinate with peace movements and people’s organizations; research and scholars in academic communities and institutions in Asia and Europe to organize various activities/ campaigns to create effective synergies in the struggle for peace and to find the better way to respond. The emergence of social movements that seek to find alternative solutions to recurring as well as new problems should be encouraged.
Currently, Southeast Asia faces continued difficulties in peace and human security in the effort of the world’s superpowers to maintain economic and political hegemony over our countries.
Jordi Calvo, Centre Del'as' coordinator and researcher, will participate in this Workshop that will take place in Berlin the 26th and 27th September. The event will be focus in debating about peace and security in the region and has de following objectives:
- To analyze the current situation in the two continents and its impact on peace and security, as well as people’s lives.
- To analyze the current security situation in Asia and Europe and draw conclusions for a new security architecture
- To develop items of a security architecture based upon the concept of a Common Security Policy
- To address inhibiting as well as stimulating factors of the concept
- To name actors and implementation strategies for a Eurasian Common Security concept
Date: 23rd & 24th of September 2019 (All Day)
Location: Meeting room – Marienstraße 19/20, 10117 Berlin
For further information: https://www.ipb.org/events/workshop-on-challenges-of-a-common-security-policy-in-eurasia/
First Day – September 23rd
Core Components of a New Security Architecture
10:00 – 14:00: Introductory Speeches
Opening and Moderation by Lisa Clark (IPB, Italy) and Dong Huy Cuong (Peace and Development Foundation/AEPF, Vietnam)
Formal welcome: Introduction of AEPF, IPB, and the thematic cluster of Peace &
Security; Background and Rationale of this workshop on Common Security
1) What are the basic elements of a Common Security Policy?
by Joseph Gerson (IPB, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security, USA);
Ingar Solty (Speaker Peace & Security Policy, Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany);
Anuradha Chenoy (Jawaharlal University, India)
2) How is the current security situation in Europe?
by Claudia Haydt (Board of the European Left, Germany) and Jordi Calvo (GCOMS, Spain)
3) How is the current Security Situation in Asia?
by Walden Bello (Focus on the Global South and Senior research fellow for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University, Japan)
4) What are the current mechanisms to deal with peace and security?
by Mark Christopher Batac (Global Partnership for the prevention of Armed Conflict)
14:00 – 15:00: Lunch break
15:00 – 18:00: Is the Common Security Policy a realistic/useful basis for the security architecture in Eurasia?
Commentaries from different continents:
Europe: Claudia Haydt, Erhard Crome (WeltTrends Institute for International Politics, Germany), Tom Unterrainer (Russell Peace Foundation & CND, Great Britain) Jenny Cegg (CND Great Britain) Jordi Calvo (Justicia i Pau, Spain)
Asia: Moon Ah-Young (Peace Educ. Policy, Peace MOMO, Korea); Suvrat Raju (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament & Peace, India); Yayoi Tsuchida (Japan Council Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs, Japan); Rabindra Adhikari (Nepal Peace & Security Council, Nepal); Ke Jung (Indigenous Peoples Partnership, Myanmar)
Central-Asia: Eldor Aripov (Director of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President, Uzbekistan) Marc Batac (Global Campaign for the Prevention of Armed Conflict and IID, Philippines) Salman Akran Raja (Pakistan Peoples’ Party, and Pakistan India Forum for Peace and Democracy, Pakistan) Kamal Chenoy (India) Anastasia Lavrina (International Eurasia Press Fund, Azerbaijan), (TBC, Kazakhstan)
USA: Joseph Gerson
18:00 – 18:30: Break
18:30 – 20:00: Discussion
Policy of Détente: 1970s, 80s & today
Moderation: Amela Skiljan (IPB, Germany)
Discussion with Wolfgang Gehrcke (Former MP die Linke, Germany)
Dinner on a boat & evening programme
Programme – Second Day – September, 24th
How do we achieve a Eurasian Common Security Policy?
Facilitator: Theresa Kresse (IPB, Germany)
10:00 – 12:00: Introduction – What could be the core components of a common security policy for Eurasia?
Asian perspective: Lee Junkyu (Center for Peace Research, Korea); Au Loong (Borderless HK, China) & Suzuyo Takazato (All Okinawa Coalition to Prevent Construction of a New Base in Henoko, Japan)
European perspective: Reiner Braun (IPB, Germany)
US perspective: Joseph Gerson
12:00 – 13:00: Break
13:00 – 14:45 Continuation of commentaries from different countries
14:45 – 15:35 Working Group Session – Question/issues to be discussed in 3 separate groups:
- What could be the core components of a Common Security Policy for Eurasia?
- How does the process toward achieving a Common Security Policy look like?
- What is the role and responsibility of big and small countries?
- Implementation and reaching of agreements
- Developing Conflict Solutions – Case Studies (Conflict India/Pakistan and China/Vietnam)
Report back of working group sessions (one facilitator and moderator per group)
16:00 – 18:00: Panel Discussion
How does the process towards achieving a Common Security Policy look like? Next steps and controversies
Europe: Kathrin Vogler (MP die Linke, Germany), Joseph Gerson, Michael Müller (Former state secretary of the ministry of environment, SPD, Germany), Jenny Clegg (CND, UK) & Roland Kulke (Transform! Europe, Belgium)
Asia: Anuradha Chenoy, Au Loong & Cristine Ebro (AEPF, Philippines)
Implementation and reaching of agreements
Corazon Fabrios (AEPF, IPB, Philippines), Reiner Braun & Dong Huy Coung
18:00 onwards: Dinner and evening program