Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) - factsheet

15.11.2022 EEAS Press Team

In light of a deteriorating security environment, EU Member States launched several initiatives to step up security and defence cooperation within the EU framework. Better coordination, increased investments and more collaboration are necessary to jointly develop and use the military capabilities that Europe needs. Working together on security and defence enables Member States to undertake the most demanding military operations abroad and protect its citizens at home.