Education for Security: What Every EU Citizen Should Know about CSDP?

Author: Rafał Willa
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 85-101
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2015.04.05
PDF: kie/110/kie11005.pdf

The contemporary world is full of threats. Their scale, variety and dynamics make single countries, especially those smaller and less wealthy, unable to prevent them. Also former leaders of world politics such as France and Great Britain find this harder and harder. That is why, among integrating European countries there appeared the idea of Common Security and Defence Policy. Its assumption was strenghtening cooperation in these spheres, coordination of positions or the creation of rapid reaction forces, which may lead to common defence. Bearing in mind the events happening just outside the EU (North Africa, Middle East, Ukraine) and inside the EU (Paris terrorist attacks in 2015) there is a question what assumptions have been accomplished? What can the EU do to protect its citizens? These are the issues the article deals with.

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