Europe in a cot(g)ested force-field: The Union's defense policy in a changed international environment

The aim of the EUSTRAT course is to open up our science and give an overview of recent research outcomes of the Europe Strategy Reserach Institute's researchers in several European policy fields.

The Common European Security and Defense Policy has undergone significant changes in recent years. The international security environment since the millennium has posed new challenges for the EU institutions and Member States alike. Despite the lack of EU competence, the deadlock of searching for a new path has been replaced by pragmatic defense cooperation, which has resulted in unprecedented developments. The security threats of recent decades have taken on a new meaning in the EU's internal and external dimensions, as the security of the European Union is closely linked to its immediate Neighborhood. In the post-9/11 era, it is not enough to build protection against current threats, but also to respond to future unknown ones, given their increasing hybrid nature. The course provides an insight into the history of the development of the Common Defense Policy. It mentions the challenges of the current security environment, the current EU toolbox (PESCO) and the future possibilities for action (strategic autonomy).

Registration is open until the 21st of May 10.00 AM (CEST) by clicking on the link.

Date and time: 21st of May, 2021 15.00-16.30 PM (CEST)