The EU Strategic Compass: Navigating a New World of Threats

The EU Strategic Compass: Navigating a New World of Threats

15:00 - 17:00

Währinger Strasse 3/12, 1090 Wien

Summary EU Strategic Compass

With the Strategic Compass, approved by the Council on 21 March 2022, EU Member States agreed on a common strategic vision for the EU’s role in security and defence and committed to a set of concrete and wide-ranging objectives to achieve these goals in the coming 5-10 years.

The discussion will address three series of questions:

  1. A quantum leap forward?

Does the SC meet the expectations? What are the breakthrough aspects? What are the strengths and weaknesses? What is possibly missing? How is the EU/NATO convergence addressed, in the perspective of NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept? Which post-2022 follow-up?

  1. Austria and the Strategic Compass

What were Austria’s interests and ambitions? Have they been fulfilled? With the SC, is Austria facing its “heure de verité with regard to European security and defence?

  1. The Strategic Compass and the return of war in Europe

How has the war in Ukraine influenced the rewriting of the Compass? How is Russia depicted into the document? How would the SC change the way the EU addresses such crisis at its door? Has the war in Ukraine rendered the SC obsolete?

Dr. Loïc Simonet

Dr. Jana Puglierin
European Council on Foreign Relations, Head of the Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow (online)
Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch
Affiliated Researcher at the oiip, FWF Senior Research Fellow at the Central European University (CEU)
Mag. Stefan Huber
Seconded by the EEAS as Senior Adviser of the Director General for Defence Policy, Austrian Ministry of Defence

You can participate in the event physically or online via zoom 
Webinar ID: 858 6538 6734
Passcode: 502508

Due to the limited number of participants, written registration is absolutely necessary for participation in the event at the oiip.

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The discussion will be held in English.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Defence bmlv.


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