EU Crisis Management: Institutions and Capabilities in the Making

Over the last decade, the European Union (EU) has shown a growing activism in dealing with both regional and global security challenges. However, the EU’s architecture for crisis management and its capabilities (civilian and military) do not yet meet the needs dictated by current challenges and threats. This publication offers an overview of the progress achieved by the EU – both at the institutional and operational levels – through its Common Security and Defence Policy, and identifies the critical elements and the potential for improvement in the coming years. This study has been conducted by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) for the project Science for Peace promoted by the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi and has been presented in the framework of Science for Peace 2nd Annual World Conference, Milan, 18-19 November 2010.

Italian version: Documenti IAI 10|27.

Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, November 2010, 111 p.
978-88-98042-15-9 (online)
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Preface, Ettore Greco
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1. EU Military Capabilities - Some European Troops, but not yet a European Army, Claudia Major and Christian Mölling
2. EU Civilian Capabilities and Cooperation with the Military Sector, Isabelle Ioannides
3. The European External Action Service and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Gerrard Quille
4. The Democratic Accountability of the CSDP and the Role of the European Parliament, Michele Comelli
Conclusions and Policy Recommendations: What Model for EU Crisis Management? Realities and Prospects of the Post-Lisbon Era, Ettore Greco, Nicoletta Pirozzi and Stefano Silvestri

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