General Patrick de Rousiers, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, has addressed the participants to the CSDP Orientation Course, on the 4 November 2013.
On Thursday, 24th October 2013, the Director General of the EU Military Staff, Lieutenant General Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE, visited the National Defence University (NDU), Warsaw, Poland.
On 25th September seven ICS staff from Iraqi Correctional Service (ICS) Southern Region received accreditation as trainers in ISAP (International Standards Audit Programme) and recognised competencies to conduct training in Prison Leadership and Prisoner Classification.
In a rapidly changing world, the EU is faced with security challenges both in its immediate neighbourhood and further afield. The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) enables the Union to take a leading role in peace-keeping operations, conflict prevention and in the strengthening of the international security. It is an integral part of the EU's comprehensive approach towards crisis management, drawing on civilian and military assets. Since 2003 the EU has launched some 30 peace missions and operations contributing to stabilisation and security in Europe and beyond.
In a time of limited resources Europe also needs to do better with less. The CSDP allows EU Member States to pool their resources and to build stronger defence capabilities to act rapidly and effectively.