Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers

Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers

EU defence ministers will discuss new technologies and the changing world during the informal meeting of ministers of defence on 28 and 29 August.

The informal meeting will start off with discussions on AI and new technologies. In their first working session on Thursday, the defence ministers will discuss the impact of climate change on security and defence. This will be followed by talks on maritime safety and the day will end with discussion on hybrid threats together with the foreign ministers.

The meeting will be chaired by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Preliminary agenda

Who is who

Wednesday, 28 August

Working dinner for Heads of Delegation: AI and new technologies

Thursday, 29 August

7.45–8.45 Arrival in Finlandia Hall
Live broadcast

9.00 Working Session I: Climate and Defence/Security
Live broadcast (round table)

10.45 Family photo
Live broadcast

11.15 Working Session II: Coordinated Maritime Presences

13.00 Working lunch on hybrid threats with Foreign Ministers

15.00 Press conference
Live broadcast

For media

Indicative Media Programme


Media guide



28.8.2019 – 29.8.2019




Ministry of Defence