21 June | 12:30 - 14:30 | Kristiansand | Open for all

Meet EU Ambassador to Norway HE Nicolas de La Grandville at the University of Agder.

Russia’s unjustified and brutal war in Ukraine has changed the political landscape of Europe in a way unseen since the end of World War II. With the arrival of refugees from Ukraine, its consequences are also felt in Norway. Furthermore, Finland and Sweden have embarked on a path towards NATO membership, and the European Union, in general has become a central force in orchestrating Europe’s overall response vis-à-vis Russian aggression.

What does this mean for EU-Norway relations in the years to come? How can both partners work closely together to address some of the key issues related to the war in Ukraine – as well as other closely intertwined issues that dominate the current bilateral agenda?

12:30: Welcome
Anne Pintsch, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, UiA

12:45: EU and Norway: Navigating together in a Turbulent Time
Nicolas de la Grandville, EU Ambassador to Norway, Oslo

13:15: Panel Discussion

  • Erik Rostoft, Deputy Mayor of Kristiansand
  • Sunniva Whitaker, Rector, UiA
  • Isabelle-Louise Aabel, EU Advisor, GCE Node
  • Christophe Pinck, International Affairs and EU Advisor, Eyde
  • Nicolas de la Grandville, EU Ambassador to Norway
  • Moderation Clare P. Jortveit and Stefan Gänzle, UiA

14:30: Reception
Snacks and light refreshment

Registration is not required.

Venue: University of Agder, Room Gimle 25 E U 007

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