Institut für Politikwissenschaft



Vortrag: European security and defence union: implications for transatlantic relations

Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to the EU HRVP am Freitag, 20. Juli 2018, 20.00 Uhr – 22.00 Uhr Hörsaal 05, Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Tübingen

2017 has been a remarkable year for European security and defence. The work began with the EU Global Strategy (EUGS), presented by High Representative and Vice President (HRVP) Federica Mogherini in June 2016. Only a few months later, the Council welcomed an ambitious Security and Defence Implementation Plan, which aimed to translate the security and defence dimension of the EUGS into reality. 2017 was entirely devoted to the implementation of this Plan, leading to significant activism in European security and defence. Talk about a “European Security and Defence Union” became louder as the months went.

This talk will explore the why, the what and the what next behind this remarkable year in European security and defence. Why, as some put it, has the EU’s ‘sleeping beauty’ awakened? What concretely does a European Security and Defence Union mean? What hurdles must be overcome to ensure that 2017 will not be remembered as another false dawn for European security and defence? And what will all this mean for the transatlantic relationship?

Nathalie Tocci is Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, and Special Adviser to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini, on behalf of whom she wrote the European Global Strategy and is now working on its implementation, notably in the field of security and defence.

Previously she held research positions at the Centre for European Policy Studies,Brussels,theTransatlanticAcademy,WashingtonandtheRobertSchuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence. Her research interests include European foreign policy, conflict resolution, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Europa-Union Tübingen, Kreisverband Tübingen (V.i.S.d.P.) • c/o Institut für Politikwissenschaft • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Abels Kreisvorsitzende der Europa-Union in Kooperation mit der wirtschafts- und sozialwissenscchaflichen Fakultät, Institut für Politikwissenschaft