STETE organised a kick off seminar in the Parliament to launch the Nordic Forum for Security Policy to be held in Vilnius on 10. -11.5.2012 .
Speakers included Minister of Environment Ville Niinistö and Head of the Research and Public Affairs Department, Associate Professor Dovilė Jakniūnaitė from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University. Event was chaired by Professor Markku Kangaspuro, Research Director, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.
The event was closed with a panel discussing on the broad security challenges of the Baltic Sea region, such as energy, environment and tolerance issues. Panelists included Tuula Peltonen, MP, Social Democratic Party; Sauli Ahvenjärvi, MP, Christian Democrats, Christina Gestrin, MP, Swedish People’s Party, and Pirkko Mattila, MP, The Finns.