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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.[collapse]

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    26May 2021

    On 26 May 2021, Daniel Fiott - Security and Defence Editor at the EUISS - spoke at a webinar organised by EUNAVFOR Med Operation IRINI in collaboration with La Sapienza University of Rome and the NATO Defence College Foundation.

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    18May 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.

  • 18May 2021

    On 18 May 2021, Giovanni Faleg participated to the international conference “Hybrid threats in the context of European security" organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the National Defence Institute and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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    12May 2021

    On 12 May 2021 Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor at the EUISS, spoke at an event organised by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS).

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    12May 2021

    On 12 May 2021 Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor at the EUISS, spoke at an event organised by the Spanish Ministry of Defence entitled “Geospatial Intelligence to Support the European Union Decision-Making Process”.

  • 10May 2021

    The EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is pleased to have contributed to the 4th edition of the Handbook on CSDP, which was produced by the Federal Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Austria in cooperation with the European Security and Defence College.

  • 28April 2021

    On 28 April 2021, the EU Institute for Security Studies and the Clingendael Institute organised a conference on the military and operational dimensions of EU security and defence. The event fed into the dialogue phase of the EU Strategic Compass process and it was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands.

  • 26April 2021

    On 26 April 2021, the EU Institute for Security Studies and the Croatian Ministry of Defence organised a conference on how best to embed EU defence initiatives into national defence planning processes. The conference attracted approximately 90 high-level participants and it took place in the context of the EU Strategic Compass dialogue phase.

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    22April 2021

    On 22 April 2021, Daniel Fiott represented the EU Institute for Security Studies at an international conference organised by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, in partnership with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

  • Background image of online conference on emerging disruptive technologies on defence
    20April 2021

    On 20 April 2021, Daniel Fiott represented the EU Institute for Security Studies at a major R&T conference organised by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Portuguese Ministry of Defence.

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