Security and Defence


The operational dimension of the EU Strategic Compass

06 May 2021 - 11:56
Bron: the EU Institute for Security Studies
Marching to where?

A report based on a webinar co-organised by the Clingendael Institute and the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), and supported by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Netherlands, on 28 April 2021.

The EU Strategic Compass will set out what the EU should be able to do and achieve in the area of crisis management and resilience in the next 5-10 years, and which capacities and partnerships (including EU-NATO) it will need in that regard. There are questions about the EU’s military level of ambition, especially in terms of what type of missions and operations the Union should be able to carry out. Any operational commitments that may derive from the EU Strategic Compass will have implications for resources, command and control and capabilities. Finally, there is also a need to assess what type of military contribution can be made to enhancing resilience and countering hybrid threats.

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