Weimar Task Force on the European Security Order

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks a historical turning point. Looking ahead, European countries will have to come up with a new vision of how the future European security order should look like. Which norms and rules should underpin it? What roles will there be for organisations like the EU, NATO, or the OSCE? In finding answers to these questions, France, Poland, and Germanywill have a significant role to play. For this purpose, we initiated the Weimar Task Force on the European Security Order in February 2022.

The Task Force consists of 15 selected experts from France, Poland, and Germany. Its members take part in three meetings throughout the year. All discussions take place under Chatham House Rule.

Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, we seek to look beyond the immediate future and create a vision for the year 2030. With the help of various foresight tools, the group will engage in frank and stimulating discussions. At the end of the Task Force meetings, the group will have designed a normative future vision of a European security order. A report with specific recommendations for decision-makers will be published in autumn 2022.

“Europe is at a historic turning point in its history...We are aware that the Poles, the Germans, and the French bear significant responsibility for the success of sustainable structures of the European neighbourhood.”

Quelle: Joint Declaration by the Foreign Ministers of France, Poland, and Germany

Weimar, 29 August 1991

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Lucie Courtade

Programme Manager
Paris Peace Forum

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