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EI2

EUROPEAN EUROPEAN

INTERVENTION INTERVENTION

INITIATIVE INITIATIVE

EI2 EUROPEAN EUROPEAN INTERVENTION INTERVENTION INITIATIVE INITIATIVE
EI2 EUROPEAN EUROPEAN INTERVENTION INTERVENTION INITIATIVE INITIATIVE
EI2 EUROPEAN EUROPEAN INTERVENTION INTERVENTION INITIATIVE INITIATIVE
EI2 EUROPEAN EUROPEAN INTERVENTION INTERVENTION INITIATIVE INITIATIVE
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TIME LINE Making European defence stronger Why? Europe is now living in an era of
TIME LINE Making European defence stronger Why? Europe is now living in an era of

TIME LINE

TIME LINE Making European defence stronger Why? Europe is now living in an era of major
Making European defence stronger
Making European defence stronger

Why?

Europe is now living in an era of major upheaval, with a rapid and lasting deterio- ration of the strategic environment, and new forms of warfare and con ict. This new era calls for a renewed European ambition in the eld of defence and a new approach to defence cooperation.

What?

With the shared determination to promo- ting European strategic empowerment, the ministers of defence of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, soon joined by Finland, have established the European

Intervention Initiative (EI2) on 25 June

2018.

By drawing our strategic cultures closer, by cultivating pragmatic partnerships among European States, and by reinfor- cing solidarity and capabilities within a

and by reinfor- cing solidarity and capabilities within a core of countries sharing the political will

core of countries sharing the political will and military capabilities to meet their opera- tional responsibilities, EI2 strengthens the “Europe that protects”.

How?

EI2 strengthens the “Europe that protects”. How? Concretely, EI2 members will implement pragmatic and

Concretely, EI2 members will implement pragmatic and operational cooperation on strategic foresight, scenarii, lessons learned and support to operations.

EI2 will deliver tangible results, for instance developing our common ability to respond swiftly and jointly to natural disasters, conducting non-combat evacuation operations and bolstering our ability to carry out military, high-end operations worldwide.

The rst EI2 Defence Ministerial was held on 7 November 2018. On this occasion, Defence Ministers of EI2 participating States agreed upon the political directives, which will guide the operational work to be carried out within the framework of the Military European Strategic Talks (MEST).

WORKING CYCLE I

WORKING CYCLE II

PHASE

INITIATION

I 2017-2018

PHASE

II

25 JUNE 2018

Signature of the letter of intent (Luxembourg)

7 NOV.

Ministerial

meeting

(Paris)

ADHESION

OF FINLAND

SPRING 2019

MEST (EI2 Military Talks)

9 NOV.

MEST (EI2 Military Talks)

CONSOLIDATION

PHASE

2019 III

JUNE

2019

Defence

policy

meeting

Ministerial meeting MEST (EI2 Military Talks) Defence policy meeting

PERPETUATION

2020 & BEYOND

10 COUNTRIES REPRESENTING: OVER FOR A YEAR
10
COUNTRIES
REPRESENTING:
OVER
FOR A YEAR

160

BILLION EUROS INVESTED IN DEFENCE

OVER
OVER

300

MILLION PEOPLE 25 000
MILLION PEOPLE
25 000

SOLDIERS DEPLOYED AROUND THE WORLD

M ilitary European StrategicTalks The Military European Strategic Talks (MEST) are operational meetings held between

M ilitary European StrategicTalks

The Military European Strategic Talks (MEST) are operational meetings held between the Armed Forces. They will guide military work to be carried out within EI2 and ensure tangible results.

Through concrete analytical work and initiatives, they nurture a common strate- gic culture among EI2 Participating States, and develop their operational abilities to better act together.

MEST are about intelligence sharing and joint horizon-scanning on potential or current crisis areas. They deliver concrete planning activities on areas or cross-cut- ting issues among interested EI2 members. They also focus on lessons learned and support to operations, as well as on contingency planning.

to operations , as well as on contingency planning . C ontributing to NATO and the

C ontributing to NATO and the EU

EI2 is an independent initiative, which makes it more exible and reactive, and allows for an invaluable cross-cutting approach. Concre- tely, this means that EI2 develops outside of NATO and the EU.

At the same time, EI2 is also fully compatible with and will bene t to both organizations.

First, EI2, NATO and the EU are all working to attain a common goal: ensuring that Europe can respond e ectively to any threat or challenge to its peace, security and stability, whenever and wherever it arises.

Second, EI2 will contribute to a stronger EU and to a stronger NATO by creating a common strategic and operational culture among its members and enhancing their ability to act militarily when and where needed in various possible frameworks (NATO, UE, UN, ad hoc coalition).

Third, EI2 is complementary to their e orts. EI2 implements pragmatic operational cooperation on blind spots that neither NATO nor the EU fully covers. It will generate, and already has, concrete projects for NATO and for the EU, in particular within PESCO.

EU fully covers. It will generate, and already has, concrete projects for NATO and for the