A key lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the necessity of collaboration. That is no different in security, where EU-NATO cooperation has repeatedly proven vital. The EU strives to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts and strengthen international peace and security, while NATO seeks to develop its role as a global security provider. There have been overlapping areas of interest, such as in responding to hybrid threats and building resilience, where both institutions have been able to work together more closely, but there have been others, such as developing coordinated strategies to deal with regional crises, where there is still much room for improvement. Both the EU and NATO have networks of influence, tools and levers to shape developments in their eastern and southern neighbourhoods and beyond, but are they using these instruments in the most coordinated and effective way?
This session presents four masterclasses on crisis management in key areas in which EU-NATO collaboration should highlight a common understanding of threats and a balanced division of labour. Our masterclasses, held before the first session, are designed to explore and provide insights on new defence and security opportunities which may not be familiar to all participants. These courses will help participants gain a more intimate understanding of the key issues that will be discussed during the summit’s sessions. Please note that the masterclasses have a limited number of places which will be available on a first come, first served basis. The themes discussed are connected to our series of security reports and are crafted by security experts.
Table 1 – Security in the Black Sea
Table 2 – Security in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Table 3 – Security in Libya
Table 4 – Security in the Indo-Pacific