The strategic compass: what direction for the European defence?
European Union - 26/01/2022
On January 26 and in the framework of la Fabrique Défense, the Robert Schuman Foundation and the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (IHEDN) organised, in cooperation with EuroDéfense-France, a webinar on the elaboration of a strategic compass of the European Union.
In March, the European Union will adopt its Strategic Compass, which will define its defence and security orientations for the next decade. In this unprecedented exercise, Europeans are identifying their common challenges and the means to meet them. This conference examined the issues and prospects with those involved in this reflection.
*** Speakers ***
- Benoît Durieux, Army corps general Director, IHEDN
- Jean-Dominique Giuliani, President of the Robert Schuman Foundation
Hélène Conway-Mouret, Senator, co-author of the report "Which strategic compass for the European Union?"
Arnaud Danjean, MEP, member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor at the EU Institute for Security Studies
Jean-Pierre Van Aubel, Political Expert on Defence and Strategy, European External Action Service
The debate was moderated by Christina Vasak, Chargée de mission to the Director of the IHEDN for the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Closing remarks by Pascale Joannin, General Manager of the Robert Schuman Foundation
*** When ***
Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 3pm
*** Languages ***
The exchanges was held in French and English with simultaneous translation being provided
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