The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Panel on Security, CSDP and Civil Protection convened on 15 May in Brussels, for the first time under the EaP revised institutional set-up, addressing not only security and CSDP matters, but also civil protection.
It gathered over 60 representatives from all EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine), EU Member States, EU institutions and Civil Society Forum. The Panel was co-chaired by EEAS (Ms Clara Ganslandt, Head of CSDP, Partnerships and Agreements Division in Crisis Management and Planning Directorate CMPD) and DG ECHO (Ms Julia Stewart-David, HoU in charge of the Civil Protection Policy, Emergency Management Directorate, DG ECHO).
The Panel participants discussed the outcome of the Eastern Partnership Summit and work ahead to realise the deliverables within the area of the Panel for the "20 deliverables for 2020". They were also briefed on the progress in the field of EU Security and Defence, the EU activities in the area of strategic communication and developments in Civil protection and discussed opportunities for further cooperation.