The project “Putting the EUGS into action: developing EU/EDA added value in support of security and defence”, coordinated by IAI, sought to concretize the EUGS provisions of direct relevance to EDA and its overall mission. While first identifying the gaps between the political level of ambition set out by the EUGS and the status quo, the project provided concrete and actionable proposals to bridge the identified capability gaps, reap the full potential of European treaties, and increase EDA's ability to support Member States and the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The research resulted in the production of a detailed policy report.
Partners: Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael), Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Real Instituto Elcano (RIE) – and three associate experts from Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).
Funding: European Defence Agency (EDA)