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Introducing the Strategic Compass: 2022 CSDP Partners’ Roundtable

30 May 2022

On 30 May, the EU Institute for Security Studies and the European External Action Service (EEAS) organised a seminar on the Strategic Compass and CSDP partnerships. The seminar brought together over 70 EU Member State and partner representatives, as well as senior individuals from organisations such as NATO, the OSCE, African Union and the United Nations. The seminar provided for an opportunity to engage partners on the implications of the Strategic Compass and partners were provided the opportunity to voice their views on how best to strengthen security and defence partnerships.

After a recorded introductory speech by Josep Borrell, the High Representative for the Union’s Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, two panels focused on the EU’s response to Russia’s war on Ukraine and ways to enhance the resilience of the Union and partners. Welcoming senior representatives from France, Czech Republic, Georgia, the EEAS, European Commission and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, there was a constructive discussion with partners on how best to respond to global security challenges.