The Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael', in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, organised the Netherlands EU Presidency seminar entitled ‘A New Strategy- Implications for CSDP’. This seminar preceded the submission of the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy to the European Council of 28-29 June 2016.
The animated introduction can now be viewed here.
Anticipating the strategy and the need for follow-up, high-level speakers discussed the implications of the Global Strategy for CSDP in terms of orientation, operations and required capabilities. Furthermore, speakers and participants explored common ground for the structure and content of a ‘CSDP White Book’-like document, including ways and means to strengthen CSDP through deepening defence cooperation.
For further information you can access the seminar programme.
This seminar builds upon two previous seminars held during the Netherlands EU Presidency, on respectively “A Stronger CSDP: Deepening Defence Cooperation” (20-21 January) and “The Parliamentary Dimension of Defence Cooperation”” (14-15 March). The reports that Clingendael published on these seminars can be accessed by clicking the links.