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A Strategic Compass for EU defence: what implications for the European defence industry?

18 May 2021

On 18 May 2021, the EU Institute for Security Studies, the Real Elcano Institute and the Spanish Ministry of Defence organised a webinar on the implications of and needs for the Strategic Compass from the perspective of Europe’s defence industry. The webinar attracted approximately 60 participants from EU member states, EU institutions, industry and think tanks and it took place in the context of the EU Strategic Compass dialogue phase.

The webinar focused on the European defence industry over the next 5-10 years and how the EU can manage and invest in emerging defence technologies. The webinar also detailed a number of suggestions for the Strategic Compass and high-level speakers from the European Commission, European Defence Agency, NATO, the Spanish Ministry of Defence, industry and think tanks joined the discussion.