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Organise, Focus, Enhance: A Sustained Endeavour Towards the Reinforcement of the European Defence Industry

01 June 2022
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On 1 June 2022 the EU Institute for Security Studies, with the support of the Permanent Representation of France to the EU, organised an seminar on the future of the European defence industry.

Given the war on Ukraine, the seminar sought to take stock of the geopolitical challenges facing the European defence market and capability development. In particular, representatives from the European Commission, European Defence Agency, French Government and the think tank community discussed the conclusions of the 30-31 May European Council Summit and the Versailles Agenda for Defence.

Over 50 participants from multiple organisations and Member States joined the debate and they shared views on how best to fill Europe’s defence investment gaps and support the defence technological and industrial base.