Helsinki Security Forum

27.–29.9.2024

HSF 2024 addresses the need for European total defence

As the global security landscape continues to turn increasingly volatile, Helsinki Security Forum 2024 will convene in Helsinki on 27–29 September, providing a pivotal platform for international dialogue on foreign and security policy.

HSF 2024 discusses different elements of security that are also part of Finland’s model of total defence. Comprehensive national security strategies and preparedness can be useful on a European level, says Kukka-Maria Kovsky, HSF Conference Director.

“Finland’s is a forerunner in building resilience and preparedness. At HSF 2024, we want to highlight this approach and the expertise of FIIA researchers and Finnish experts.”

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Publications

06.06.2024 |

Helsinki Security Forum 2024 addresses the need for European total defence

The third annual Helsinki Security Forum (HSF) will be held on 27–29 September 2024. This year’s conference is titled Towards a Total Defence of Europe – From Apathy to Action?

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Cordelia Buchanan Ponczek
for HSF Blog
21.11.2023 |

When considering defence and deterrence, remember Poland

Poland is on track to be one of Europe’s most significant military powers. This naturally has effects on both European and NATO security and leverage.

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Jyri Lavikainen
for HSF Blog
19.12.2023 |

NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent and Lessons from Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the first time in world history when a state uses its nuclear arsenal as coercive leverage in a war of conquest. The reverberations are felt throughout the world.

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Tuomas Iso-Markku and Iro Särkkä
for HSF Blog
21.12.2023 |

Enhancing Europe’s military capabilities

Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine has emphasised how important maintaining a credible deterrence and defence posture is – and how unprepared for this task most European states have long been.

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Helsinki Security Forum 2024 addresses the need for European total defence

06.06.2024

The third annual Helsinki Security Forum (HSF) will be held on 27–29 September 2024. This year’s conference is titled Towards a Total Defence of Europe – From Apathy to Action?

Discover more

Enhancing Europe’s military capabilities

21.12.2023

Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine has emphasised how important maintaining a credible deterrence and defence posture is – and how unprepared for this task most European states have long been.

Discover more

NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent and Lessons from Ukraine

19.12.2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the first time in world history when a state uses its nuclear arsenal as coercive leverage in a war of conquest. The reverberations are felt throughout the world.

Discover more