Foreign, Security and Defence Policy

Policies that Promote Peace, Security and Stability

New foreign policy challenges are putting the EU to a test. The glory of the Nobel Peace Price from 2012 seems to be fading, while the Union faces new geopolitical realities. Committed to a multilateral global order, the EU sees its mission in promoting dialogue, diplomacy and development to ensure security and stability in different contexts of crises and conflict. Not relying alone on its soft power, and following a "principled pragmatism," it has made the creation of a more independent security and defense policy one of its core tasks.

Through its formats, the FES EU Office works to ensure that the Common European Defense policy remains part of a value-driven and peace-oriented foreign and security policy and that the EU continues to advocate a multilateral order, especially against the backdrop of geopolitical power struggles and weakened international regimes.

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Related News, Events and Publications

05.11.2018 | Event

Implementing SDGs in Africa and Europe

05. - 09.11.2018, closed dialogue programme


18.10.2018 | Event

Supporting Labour Standards through Targeted Sanctions in Trade

18.10.2018, Roundtable, 11h - 12h30 (registration starts at 10h45), REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


11.10.2018 | Event

Improving the EU’s Civilian Crisis Management or Another Brick in the Wall?

11.10.2018, Expert's Roundtable on the Civilian CDSP, 10h30 - 12h30


08.10.2018 | Event

Turkey – conflict management

07. - 10.10.2018, closed dialogue programme


06.09.2018 | Event

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

6. September 2018, 10h30-12h30, Presentation of FES-SIPRI Policy Report, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


05.09.2018 | Event

State of the European Union 2018 - The European states facing the reforms of the Union

05/09/2018, 12h30-14h30, Public presentation and debate !!! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


10.07.2018 | Event

NATO and Nuclear Weapons: Yes We Ban? Implications of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for extended deterrence

10.07.2018, panel discussion, 18h - 19h (registration starts at 17h30), REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


28.06.2018 | Event

In Search for a (new) Climate Leader – Can the EU be a Force for Progress in International Climate Policy?

28.06.2018, expert roundtable, 10h30 - 12h30, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


04.06.2018 | Event

México, ¿a dónde vas? Mexico before the elections - trade, politics and human rights

04.06.2018, round table, 13h15 - 16h00,

Registration is closed


09.04.2018 | Event

EU-Mercosur FTA negotiations

09. - 13.04.2018, closed dialogue programme



Sidonie Wetzig

Policy officer
Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence
+32 (0)2 234 62 83

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