Wednesday 27 October, at 15:00 – 16:15 EEST (14:00 – 15:15 CEST)
International interventions have been under a critical spotlight after the hopes of consolidating democratic rule and stability in Afghanistan met a miserable end in August 2021. The European Union, whose crisis management operations currently comprise eleven civilian missions and seven military operations, has been checking the ambition level and strategic interests of its member states already for some time, among others, in the Strategic Compass process. Promising steps have been taken especially in the military CSDP, while on the civilian side missions suffer from a decreasing commitment by the member states. There seems to be a risk of short-term visible outcomes being preferred over pursuing long-term objectives in the missions. The decision-making on CSDP interventions has long featured forms of bargaining as EU member states concede each other’s national interests to be advanced under the EU flag in hopes of reciprocity. What is the future of the Integrated Approach if the ambition level in civilian missions continues to decrease, and how far are the member states ready to take steps towards joint military capabilities?
For more information: Maija Salonen, Outreach manager, FIIA, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 9 432 7727