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Security and defence

The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is an integral part of EU foreign policy. Through its military operations and civilian missions, the EU has contributed to regional and global stability. Since it's inception, the CSDP has responded to a shifting regional security context. It has played a vital role in crisis management in the EU's near and wider neighbourhood but it is also an essential part of the EU's broader approach to the protection of Europe and capacity building.

Although the Lisbon Treaty consolidated the EU's crisis management apparatus, the EU Global Strategy has set a new level of ambition for EU defence. In addition to the CSDP playing an operational role in the EU's integrated approach to crises, the EU Global Strategy has stressed the need for the EU to become a more capable and effective defence actor. Initiatives such as the European Defence Fund, the coordinated annual defence review (CARD) and more coherent financing for EU operations and capacity building efforts are all aimed at supporting the EU's strategic autonomy and the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base. The EUISS continues to support the development of CSDP through outreach activities and expert publications.

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    15November 2022

    On 15 November, in cooperation with the EUISS, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European External Action Service (EEAS), organised an expert workshop on the Concept on EU Peace Mediation.

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    09November 2022

    On 9 November, the EUISS and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) co-organised a Research Policy Dialogue on EU support to security and justice actors and its practical implications in contested governance settings.

  • 08November 2022

    On 8 November, Jan Joel Andersson took part in the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) CSDP Orientation Course in Brussels. 

  • 08November 2022

    On 8 November, Jan Joel Andersson spoke at the seventh annual Stockholm Security Conference which was dedicated to “Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century: Effects and Impact of the War in Ukraine”.

  • Black and black photo of Dr Andersson
    24October 2022

    The Institute is glad to welcome Dr. Andersson as the new Senior Analyst in charge of the Common Security and Defence Policy portfolio.

  • Image of military trucks
    06September 2022

    On 6 September 2022, the EUISS and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence hosted an expert round-table on military mobility in The Hague. 

  • 05July 2022

    The EUISS and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) co-organised an event on the Cybersecurity of 5G networks in Brussels.

  • 01July 2022

    The EUISS hosted the Dutch Young Atlantic Leaders’ Board, YATA NL, in Paris for a closed-door roundtable briefing on EU-NATO relations. 

  • A compass
    13June 2022

    The EUISS and the French Ministry of the Armed Forces co-organised a seminar in Paris focusing specifically on the implementation of the Strategic Compass.

  • Group photo of participants to ESDC High Level Course © ESDC 2022
    06June 2022

    From 6-10 June, several analysts from the EUISS were in Warsaw for the 4th Module of the ESDC High-Level Course. Co-organised by the EUISS, the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and the Polish War Studies University. 

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  • © Unsplash
    15November 2022

    On 15 November, in cooperation with the EUISS, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European External Action Service (EEAS), organised an expert workshop on the Concept on EU Peace Mediation.

  • Image of panel
    09November 2022

    On 9 November, the EUISS and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) co-organised a Research Policy Dialogue on EU support to security and justice actors and its practical implications in contested governance settings.

  • 08November 2022

    On 8 November, Jan Joel Andersson took part in the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) CSDP Orientation Course in Brussels. 

  • 08November 2022

    On 8 November, Jan Joel Andersson spoke at the seventh annual Stockholm Security Conference which was dedicated to “Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century: Effects and Impact of the War in Ukraine”.

  • Black and black photo of Dr Andersson
    24October 2022

    The Institute is glad to welcome Dr. Andersson as the new Senior Analyst in charge of the Common Security and Defence Policy portfolio.

  • Image of military trucks
    06September 2022

    On 6 September 2022, the EUISS and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence hosted an expert round-table on military mobility in The Hague. 

  • 05July 2022

    The EUISS and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) co-organised an event on the Cybersecurity of 5G networks in Brussels.

  • 01July 2022

    The EUISS hosted the Dutch Young Atlantic Leaders’ Board, YATA NL, in Paris for a closed-door roundtable briefing on EU-NATO relations. 

  • A compass
    13June 2022

    The EUISS and the French Ministry of the Armed Forces co-organised a seminar in Paris focusing specifically on the implementation of the Strategic Compass.

  • Group photo of participants to ESDC High Level Course © ESDC 2022
    06June 2022

    From 6-10 June, several analysts from the EUISS were in Warsaw for the 4th Module of the ESDC High-Level Course. Co-organised by the EUISS, the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and the Polish War Studies University. 

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