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European Security and Defence Policy

Latest news about EU initiatives relating to a common security policy for Europe.

Agenda released for Air Mission Planning and Support 2018 23 November 2017, 18:14 CET
SMi reports: The agenda has been released for SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference, taking place in London on 17th and 18th April 2018.

Only one Week to Register for the 18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference 21 November 2017, 14:15 CET
SMi Reports: Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference will convene in Madrid on the 28th and 29th November 2017.

European Defence Industry Summit (Brussels, from 04 December 2017, 10:00 CET to 04 December 2017, 17:15 CET) —
The European Defence Industry Summit will take place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on 4 December 2017.

Last Early Bird rate for Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference 2018 expires 30th November 2017 16 November 2017, 17:17 CET
SMi Reports: The last early bird rate for Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference taking place in January will expire 30th November 2017

Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) - Deepening Defence Cooperation among EU Member States 14 November 2017, 13:27 CET
On 13 November 2017 ministers from 23 EU Member States signed a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and handed it over to the High Representative and the Council.

23 EU states launch new era for European defence cooperation 14 November 2017, 22:48 CET
23 EU Member States - though not the United Kingdom - signed an historic pact Monday to cooperate more closely in future on security and defence in the wake of Brexit and Russian aggression.

Agenda Released for Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference 08 November 2017, 18:16 CET
SMi reports: SMi launches an exclusive conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems, taking place on 25th-26th April 2018 in London, UK.

R&T Coordination Support Officer, European Defence Agency 06 November 2017, 00:28 CET
The European Defence Agency is looking to recruit an R&T Coordination Support Officer.

Agenda has been released for 2018's Future Soldier Technology Conference and Focus Day 01 November 2017, 15:37 CET
SMi Reports: Senior Military confirmed to present at 2018's Future Soldier Technology Conference and Focus Day

Airborne Technologies GmbH: SMi's Latest sponsor for Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology 2018 31 October 2017, 18:27 CET
SMi reports: SMi’s latest sponsor for Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology 2018 is Airborne Technologies GmbH

Future Soldier Technology 2018 (London, from 13 March 2018, 09:00 CET to 14 March 2018, 19:00 CET) —
The 4th annual Future Soldier Technology conference returns to London on the 13th and 14th March 2018.

EU bolsters defences against terrorism 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET
A package of anti-terrorism measures announced Wednesday will help address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terrorist attacks and make a real difference in enhancing security, says the EU Commission.

French Navy confirmed for Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology 2018 17 October 2017, 23:12 CET
SMi Reports: Captain Sacha Bailly, Officer in Charge of Protection and Safeguarding Capability Plans and Programs for the French Navy, will be joining Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology this January to discuss "Optimising French Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities through the Introduction of Advanced Technologies".

Agenda Released for Mobile Deployable Communications 2018 28 September 2017, 17:42 CET
SMi Reports: Senior Military confirmed to present at February’s Mobile Deployable Communications conference

Mobile Deployable Communications 2018 (Warsaw, Poland, from 01 February 2018, 09:00 CET to 02 February 2018, 18:00 CET) —
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018.

Network Centric Warfare 2018 (Rome, Italy, from 13 September 2017, 13:10 CET to 13 September 2017, 13:10 CET) —
The Network Centric Warfare conference will take place in Rome, Italy on 1-2 February 2018.

Maritime Information Warfare 2017 (London, from 06 December 2017, 08:30 CET to 07 December 2017, 17:30 CET) —
Maritime Information Warfare 2017 takes place in London on 6 - 7 December 2017.

Spanish Air Force, Air Mobility Command Chief to Present at SMi's 18th Military Airlift Conference 21 August 2017, 23:18 CET
SMi Reports: Senior representation from hosting nation to present at 18th Annual Military Airlift Conference

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology (Rome, Italy, from 30 January 2018, 00:00 CET to 31 January 2018, 00:00 CET) —
SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018.

Social Media in the Defence & Military Sector 2017 (London, from 06 December 2017, 00:00 CET to 07 December 2017, 00:00 CET) —
Building on the success of previous sold-out events, SMi proudly invites you to attend the 7th instalment of its #milsocialmedia series.

Border Security 2018 (Rome, Italy, from 21 February 2018, 00:00 CET to 22 February 2018, 00:00 CET) —
Following the success of the previous sell-out events, SMi Group’s Border Security Conference returns in 2018 with its biggest and best agenda to date.

Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU 19 July 2017, 18:06 CET
The European Union outlined plans Wednesday to counter the growing threat to its security in the form of 'hybrid' threats, such as monitoring and countering illegal online content and propaganda.

18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling (Madrid, Spain, from 28 November 2017, 08:00 CET to 29 November 2017, 19:00 CET) —
This year's highly anticipated event returns to further explore national approaches to maximising airlift and aerial refuelling capabilities through new technologies and platforms.

European Defence Fund 07 June 2017, 18:31 CET
The European Commission launched on 7 June a European Defence Fund to help EU Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money. The Fund will coordinate, supplement and amplify national investments in defence research, in the development of prototypes and in the acquisition of defence equipment and technology.

Europe moves to strengthen defence capability 07 June 2017, 22:48 CET
The EU Commission set out a reflection paper Wednesday outlining options to address the growing security and defence threats facing Europe and to enhance Europe's own abilities in defence by 2025.