The future of security and defence in Europe

44th CICA Cracow (Poland)  June 5-7 , 2018

44th and 45th CICA Madrid (Spain)  June 11-13 , 2018


On behalf of the CICA INTERNATIONAL, it is our great pleasure to announce and invite you to participate to the 44th and 45th CICA International Conferences on The Future of Security and Defence in Europe, taking place at Cracow, Poland (June 5-7, 2018) and Madrid, Spain (June 11-13, 2018), co-organized by the universities Apeiron and Nebrija, respectively.

CICAs18 provide an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scientists, diplomats, policy makers and people from many other fields to discuss and exchange ideas on the broad field of conflict and aggression, with a specific focus on the hottest topics and progress in security and defence. It will also be a nice opportunity to meet other people interested on these topics for meeting international colleagues and young students from around the world, renewing acquaintances, making new professional contacts, and networking in an informal atmosphere. This explains why passive attendance, as hearers, is also most welcome.

Tentative topics

  •  Risks and Threats of Europe
  •  NATO’s evolution
  • Security and Defence policy in EU Council and commission
  •  EU & NATO
  • OSCE & Russia
  • Bilateral and multilateral alliances
  • Problems of the BREXIT
  • Control of flows of migrants and refugees
  • Security sciences and security studies. Research perspectives concerning security problems in the global, local and personal perspective. Conceptual framework and security sciences methodology
  •  National and international aspects of State security
  • Preserving Security at public and private levels
  •  Security culture
  •  Conflict and aggression

Although all of the above mentioned topics may be analyzed in both CICAs, the LIV CICA Cracow Security Forum 2018 will be focused mainly on Security, with a priority on specific regional problems, such as Visegrad issues, whereas the Madrid LV CICA will emphasize on the Future of Defence in Europe, with a priority on geographically closer regional problems, such as North Africa and Mediterranean issues.

submission deadlines of communications’ abstracts by March 31st 2018 (notification of acceptance will be e-mailed in one week), and early registration deadline: April 30th, 2018

An edited volume based on the most outstanding contributions of the conference would be published by a prestigious international Publisher.

We would be grateful for spreading the attached invitation and draft program throughout your respective networks. In order to keep you updated, please write to the following addresses, expressing your interest to participate either in an active or a passive way: :

Best Regards
J. Martin Ramirez
CICA Chairman
Chair, Spanish National Pugwash Group



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