Past eventInvitation Only

European Security and Defence: Capabilities and Cooperation

3 June 2010 - 12:00am to 11:00pm

Chatham House, London



At a time when European cooperation is under increasing scrutiny and the international economic climate has led to budgetary constraints in many countries, this one day event will look at some of the guiding ideas behind Europe's defence and security policy and consider the context, both financially and politically, within which policy is developed and realised.

Participants will share perspectives on how Europe is viewed as a security and defence actor and discuss how the organisations and structures already in place could be used more effectively to deliver the full spectrum of defence and security requirements.

Case studies from Afghanistan and the EU Atalanta mission in the Gulf of Aden, as well as civil-military operations on disaster relief, border security and organised crime, will be drawn upon to assess the quality of cooperation and to identify where lessons can be learnt.

Finally, attention will turn to the defence industry and the trends, requirements and motivations which drive industrial actors involved in delivering capabilities for European defence and security. Can industry teach anything to policy makers about building partnerships and delivering results?

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

This is the third workshop of the European Security and Defence Forum (ESDF).