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EU-NATO Cooperation and the Strategic Compass

14 October 2021

On 14 October 2021, the Slovenian Ministry of Defence and the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) co-organised an online high-level conference on EU-NATO cooperation and the Strategic Compass. The conference was organised in the context of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The conference looked at how the EU and NATO can better anticipate and prepare for threats and challenges out to 2030, and it also focused on concrete ways to develop EU-NATO cooperation in the areas of crisis response and resilience. The conference took place in the context of the forthcoming EU-NATO Joint Declaration, the EU Strategic Compass and NATO’s new Strategic Concept.

The conference attracted over 120 participants from Member States, EU institutions, NATO, third state partners and think tanks. It took place in the context of the Strategic Compass dialogue phase. The event welcomed a number of high-level speakers from the Dutch Ministry of Defence, the European Commission, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the European External Action Service, NATO International Staff and the Slovenian Ministry of Defence.

Photo: The European Defence Agency (EDA)