Project

Enhanced European Opportunity Partners in the EU’s Defence and Security Initiatives: Study case of Norway

27.04.2020

Project description

Since 2014 European defence cooperation has made unprecedented and unexpected progress. The European Union (EU) has become more active in leveraging its tools to strengthen European defence cooperation. For example, through new EU defence initiatives such as Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the European Defence Fund (EDF), Capability Development Plan (CDP) and Coordinated Annual Review of Defence (CARD). However, not all EU Member States have made up their mind, and their views in such areas as the third-party access of NATO-allies, defence industrial interests, etc. and still being shaped and negotiated. Therefore, if Norway wants to avoid being left out from the EU‘s defence integration dimension (for example from industrial arrangements, financial support mechanisms or intellectual property rights), it has to act now to secure itself a meaningful third-party access in the European Defence initiatives.

The goal of this project to understand the potential risks and opportunities in the area of defence for Europe and the its implications for Norwegian security and defence policy. What is more, to help both Europe and Norway become active partners and seek possible ways on how to work together across project in the future defence and security policy - both on the front of hardware-based capability development and operational readiness-oriented capability. To put it simply, the project will explore potential for meaningful third-party access in the European Integration framework and contribute to strengthening practical cooperation between Norway and the EU.

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Publications

Publication

Undergirded by a confluence of internal and external factors, European defence cooperation has progressed considerably since 2014. The EU has indeed pro...

Publication

The European Union’s quest to develop strategic autonomy has already become a source of tension both in transatlantic relations and within Europe itself...

on 22.01.2021
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On Wednesday 28th October, EU member states finally agreed on the conditions to allow third countries to participate in joint defence projects. In this ...

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As a part of our project, GLOBSEC´s partner, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI),  published a policy paper analysing the position o...

26.10.2020

Events

Event

13 January 2021 (Wednesday) 3 PM – 4 PM CET / 9 AM – 10 AM EST

07.01.2021
Event

During our annual Château Béla: Cent

23.11.2020
08.07.2020

Articles

Commentary

Non-members of the EU that are important security partners should be encouraged to join the European Defence Agency because it can foster innovation

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The development of the EU’s Strategic Compass should involve a strategic deepening of EU relations with its partners, write Kinga Brudzinska and Lucia R...

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In recent years, the EU has become an important actor in international politics.

04.02.2021
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In designing the European security architecture, how can Norwegian and EU priorities in defence and security be prudently squared against one another to...

24.11.2020
Commentary

Ever since the PESCO framework was launched in 2017, EU member states had proven unable to broker consensus on rules permitting third country participat...

on 13.11.2020
Commentary

The EU, under certain conditions, should be open to cooperation with like-minded states.

Commentary

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European defence cooperation, EU defence ambitions in the next EU budget for 1021-27, and third-party cooperation...

on 14.09.2020

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