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Strength through Nordic Cooperation

The Norwegian Army together with the Norwegian Atlantic Committee welcome you all to follow the live stream from Army Summit, Tuesday 27th of September 2022.

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Dato Tid Sted Billetter
27. sep 2022
09:00  - 17:00

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Chief of the Norwegian Army, Major General Lars S. Lervik, will together with chiefs of the armies from Denmark, Finland and Sweden share their reflections, as well as researchers and politicians from the Nordic countries.

– We are living in historical times. The Finnish and Swedish applications for membership in NATO present many opportunities to strength the Nordic cooperation. However, this historic shift comes as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and this war presents the gravest risk to international peace and security in decades. 

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I therefore especially look forward to discussing our common challenges with the Chiefs of the armies from Denmark, Finland and Sweden at this year’s Army Summit. I am also looking forward to the insight we will get from the panel discussions with Nordic researchers and politicians.

 

Lars S. Lervik, Major General, Chief of the Norwegian Army

 

– Swedish and Finish NATO membership is a geopolitical gamechanger! It will strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense by adding democratic, wealthy, and relatively strong military countries, with significant capabilities, in a strategically vital region of the Alliance.

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This year’s Army Summit will discuss the importance of deepening Nordic cooperation across sectors and underscore the importance of multilateral collaboration to defend the Nordic-Baltic regions numerous “small states” against future aggression. I look forward welcoming experts from across the northern hemisphere, to hear their reflections on this major strategic and geopolitical shift, as well as hearing the military perspectives presented at this year’s timely Summit.

Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee 

Since the first Army Summit in 2009, the goal has been the sharing of knowledge and ideas between military professionals, policy-makers, researchers, and the public. This year’s Army Summit will have three sessions with panel discussions and Q&A, one session from the Nordic land power perspective, one session from a Nordic research perspective, and one session from a Nordic political perspective. The Norwegian Army Value Award (RAM-prisen) is also an important part of the conference, highlighting soldiers who have shown extraordinary responsibility, respect and courage.

PROGRAM ARMY SUMMIT 2022: Opening Session + Session I – The Nordic Military Cooperation

Opening Session 

Percussionists from The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

09:00 – 09:30

Chaired by: Chief of the Norwegian Army, Major General Lars S. Lervik.

Opening speech by Deputy Minister of Defence Bent-Joacim Bentzen.

Gen. Darryl A. Williams, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and Africa. (Video - questions not available)

09:30 – 10:00 Pause

Session I – The Nordic Military Cooperation

10:00 – 11:30

Chaired by: Saira Basit, Dean at the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC)

Chief of the Norwegian Army, Major General Lars S. Lervik

Commander of the Swedish Army, Major General Karl E. Engelbrektson

Commander of the Finnish Army, Lieutenant General Pasi Välimäki

Chief of the Royal Danish Army, Major General Gunner Arpe Nielsen

Conversation and Q&A session.

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

Brass Ensemble from the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

PROGRAM ARMY SUMMIT 2022: Session II – Researcher Panel: Similarities and differences in the Nordic perspectives

Session II – Researcher Panel: Similarities and differences in the Nordic perspectives

12:30 – 14:00

Chaired by: Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee.

Magnus Håkenstad, Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies.

Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Leading Researcher at Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Magnus Petersson, Professor of International Relations and Head of Department for Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University

Sten Rynning, 
Ph.D., Professor and Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark

14:00 – 14:30 Pause

PROGRAM ARMY SUMMIT 2022: Session III – Political panel + Session IV – Norwegian Army Value Award

Session III – Political panel 

14:30 – 16:00

Chaired by: Elin Ludvigsen, Anchor and journalist, TV2.

Ine Eriksen Søreide, Member of the Norwegian Parliament (the Conservative Party, Høyre) Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. Former Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2021) and Norwegian Minister of Defence from (2013-2017).

Mr. Jukka Kopra, Member of the Defence Committee, Parliament of Finland, Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party

Mr. Bertel Haarder, member of The Danish Parliament from The Liberal Party. Former Minister. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2020. Former President of the Nordic Council, from 2020-2021.

Captain (N) Carl David Philipson, Defence Attaché to Oslo, Copenhagen and Reykjavik, Swedish Embassy in Oslo.

Conversation and Q&A session.

Member of the Norwegian Commission on National Defence, Audun Halvorsen. Executive Director for Security and Contingency planning at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA).

Closing remarks by Lars S. Lervik, Chief of the Norwegian Army.

16:00 – 16:30 Pause

Session IV –  Norwegian Army Innovation Award and Norwegian Army Value Award - RAM

Chief of the Norwegian Army, Major General Lars S. Lervik, Sergeant Major of the Army Kristian Simonsen.

His Majesty The King's Guard Band

16:30 - 17:00

This session will be held in Norwegian.