EuroDefense is a private and independent initiative, founded in 1994 by a French Genera! and a German Ambassador in Paris, both of whom intended to foster and support the idea of a common Europe, primarily with regard to common security and common defense. This intent has remained unchanged.
Changed, however, has the security environment in Europe as well as globally, and the Europe of the European Union has seen serious alterations as well. EuroDefense has accompanied the process from the WEU to the Common Security and Defense Policy and supported it by various initiatives and proposals.
The members of EuroDefense comprise active-duty or retired politicians, diplomats, soldiers and scientists, as well as representatives from the business community and the media. They all are united in their efforts to reach common approaches regarding questions of European security and defense in the context of the transatlantic partnership. In contrast to official forums and political platforms, the intimate atmosphere of EuroDefense allows for nongovernmental, private, and unconventional debate and discussion. In pursuit of its goals EuroDefense is conducting conferences, authoring working papers and memos, and provides expertise for decision makers within the EU by submitting letters and memoranda. In a Europe of multiple and diverse national interests and ideas, intellectual dispositions as well as strategie cultures, EuroDefense offers contributions to facilitate harmonization, the reconciliation of interests, and the finding of workable compromises.

Currently, EuroDefense is represented in half of the member states of the European Union, therefore in 14 nations: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg, Greece, Hungary, Romania, and Czech Republic.

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  • EURODEFENSE and EDTA report on cooperative military education, training and simulation View or Download report.European defence cooperation on education, training and simulation has many important advantages to enhance skills, share European military culture for our military men and women, and ...
    Geplaatst 1 okt. 2017 13:28 door Jan Wind
  • EDTA comments on the European Defence Action Plan On 30 November 2016 the European Commission publicised a European Defence Action Plan for the implementation of the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security policy. Our ...
    Geplaatst 7 jan. 2017 04:26 door Jan Wind
  • Letter to European Commission on the EDTIB Our network recently sent a report and recommendations to Mr. Juncker on several important matters regarding R&D for defence and the European Defence Technology and Industrial Base (EDTIB). Main ...
    Geplaatst 7 jan. 2017 04:20 door Jan Wind
  • Group of Personalities report Op 17 maart 2016 heeft de Minister van Defensie het z.g.n. Group of Personalities report over de uitwerking van de Preparatory Action voor het GVDB aangeboden aan de ...
    Geplaatst 24 mrt. 2016 00:45 door Jan Wind
  • EURODEFENSE PRESS RELEASE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE 14 EURODEFENSE ASSOCIATIONS LUXEMBOURG - 12-14 NOVEMBER 2015 Meeting this week in Luxembourg under the chairmanship of Honorary Prime Minister Jacques SANTER, president of EuroDéfense-Luxembourg ...
    Geplaatst 15 mrt. 2016 02:20 door Jan Wind
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