Common security and defence policy strategy

Start date

June 2012

End date

May 2015


This project aims to critically assess:

  • The EU’s role in security and defence
  • The term strategy and what this implies analytically
  • The extent to which some form of strategy already exists or is feasible
  • What the key elements of any future Common Security and Defence Policy strategy and the connected military and civilian capabilities might be.

In this respect the project will examine where the EU’s interests lie geographically, the types of crises it should respond to and the capabilities needed to do so within the context of economic and institutional opportunities and constraints.