Joint efforts on defence at EU level over the past few years have achieved more than in the course of previous decades, EU High Representative Mogherini recently said. Taken one by one, sticks can be broken. But when the same sticks are grouped in a bundle, they are unbreakable. Aesop's fable
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 07/06/2019
Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operations are deployed worldwide. To date, about 40 activities outside the EU territory have been conducted within the framework of the CSDP: in Iraq, Libya, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Somalia, to name but a few. One key to success is the
Author: Le Collège européen de sécurité et de défense (CESD) - Publication date: 07/06/2019
The ten currently ongoing civilian CSDP Missions are at the forefront of the EU's response to international crisis. As is already tradition, the EEAS Secretary General Helga Schmid joined the heads of the civilian Missions at their biannual conference at headquarters in Brussels.
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 05/06/2019
The Australian Government will provide a senior humanitarian expert to join the European Union's Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq). Australia becomes thus the fourth non-EU Member State to currently send experts to civilian CSDP Missions.
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 04/06/2019
The Western Balkans have a clear European perspective, and it is only logical to invest in security, development and defence in future EU member states. During the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU (in the second half of 2018), an initiative was launched to develop a 'security
Author: Le Collège européen de sécurité et de défense (CESD) - Publication date: 01/06/2019
The European Security and Defence College (ESDC) hosts specific training programmes for partner countries. Since 2013, demand-driven and tailor-made training programmes have been inaugurated for the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova
Author: Le Collège européen de sécurité et de défense (CESD) - Publication date: 24/05/2019
Physical security, drinkable water, electricity, office infrastructure, pharmaceutical products – civilian CSDP Missions would not run without them. The security, logistical and medical services provided by the Mission support departments of the ten civilian CSDP Missions are a precondition for
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 21/05/2019
Various panels have been created for the implementation of the annual work plan of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). The one responsible for the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union is called ‘EaP panel: Security, CSDP and civil protection’.
Author: Le Collège européen de sécurité et de défense (CESD) - Publication date: 17/05/2019
Reinforced defence cooperation amongst the EU's Member States has become a priority in the current security environment. This is also about money, as the lack of cooperation in the field of security and defence comes with a luxury price tag: between 25 and 100 billion euro per year. More
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 15/05/2019
In a changing security environment, a military approach alone is not sufficient to guarantee safety and stability. That is why the EU approach to security and defence is much broader. The European way to security builds on Europe’s trade-mark mixture of soft and hard power, on the coherent use of
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 08/05/2019