The ongoing transformations in global geopolitics have made the European Defence more indispensable than ever.
The European Union urgently needs to strengthen its role as a global player and a producer of international security, investing in defence, capacity building and operational readiness, in complementary with NATO, which remains the pillar of collective defence in Europe.
Peace and Security in Africa, Maritime Security in the Atlantic, EU-NATO relations, Resilience, and the European Defence Economy will be high on the Portuguese Presidency´s agenda for the Common Security and Defence Policy.
Learn more at the official website: https://www.2021portugal.eu/en
|29||Seminar with the Egmont Institute: “The Future of European Defence and the Portuguese Presidency of the EU”||Virtual|
|15||International Conference: “EU-NATO Cooperation”, org. National Defence Institute (IDN) ||Virtual|
|15||Informal Meeting of EU Defence Policy Directors||Virtual|
|19||High-Level Conference with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS): “Finding Direction with a Strategic Compass? Reflections on the Future of EU Security and Defence”||Brussels|
|2||International Seminar: “Compared Experiences in CSDP Missions in Africa”, org. National Defence Institute (IDN)||Virtual|
|9 - 10||EDA Conference “Making the Best Use of CARD in National Defence Planning”||Brussels|
|4||Webinar with German Marshall Fund: “Challenges in Global Security and the Future of Transatlantic Relations”||Virtual|
|6||Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) Defence||Brussels|
|6||EDA Ministerial Symposium on Military Mobility - Transforming Ambition into Reality||Brussels|
|14||Launch of the Atlantic Centre||Azores|
|18||International Conference: “Hybrid Threats in the Context of European Security”, org. National Defence Institute (IDN)||Lisbon, CCB|
|24||International Seminar: “European Defence Economy”, org. IdD Portugal Defence||Lisbon, CCB|
|24 - 26||EUMC Away Days||Lisbon|
|27 - 28||Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers + Informal meeting on Peace and Security with African regional organisations||Lisbon, CCB|
* to be confirmed
Note: these events may be adapted due to Covid-19. The CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém) is the EU2021PT headquarters