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Quelle contribution du militaire à l’approche globale de l’action extérieure de l’UE ?
On 6 June 2014, the EUISS co-hosted the third seminar of a series of events on the role of the military in CSDP with the French MOD think tank, l'Institut de Recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire (IRSEM). The objective of the EUISS-IRSEM project was to contribute to the elaboration of a common understanding of the dimensions and specificities of military and civilian tasks/personnel in crisis management and their contribution to the development of a Comprehensive Approach. An area of special focus throughout was the role of the military within CSDP. These issues were explored through a series of closed seminars which brought together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners from a wide range of national and EU institutions. This third and final event focused on civil-military relations within the EEAS and CSDP operations and missions, and was attended by some 30 participants. The three main speakers were: Richard Spencer, former Chief of Staff of EU NAVFOR Atalanta; Bernard Rambaud, Head of Unit 'Integrated Strategic Planning' at the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD), EEAS; and Jolyon Howorth, University of Yale.