“I have already said and I repeat, that at the present time, there cannot be any other Europe than that of the States, apart of course from myths, fictions, parades. From this solidarity depends all hope of uniting Europe in the political field and in the field of defense, […]. From this solidarity depends, therefore, the destiny of Europe as a whole, from the Atlantic to the Urals.” – Charles de Gaulle - Press Conference, Elysée Palace, Paris, 15 May 1962
In May 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle emphasised that the European project should be one of the States, by the States and for the States. This applies to the defence and security sector as General de Gaulle has for a long time advocated for a common European army and an untied defence and security policy. From the early 1960’s to present times, the European Union and its members have built on a strong and efficient network of institutions regulating their defence activities, defining their strategy to fight international crime and speaking as a single voice on the international stage.
In 2016 however, the UK voted to exit the European Union, raising important questions with regards to the future of a common security and defence strategy in the UK, Europe and the world (e.g: the NATO alliance). The decision to exit the EU will have important consequences on the security and defence sector bringing to light new issues; such as 'win-win' intelligence sharing, continuing the fight against international crime, or how differing policies in Brussel and Westminster will affect the sector, particularly from a budgetary perspective.
This 5-day interactive programme aims to equip delegates with a global overview of how the security and defence sector will be affected by Brexit, providing a better understanding of potential issues and preparing alternative strategies. It will help delegates understand how both sides intend to cooperate post-Brexit, which allies the UK will have to work with and what the future holds for the European security and defence sector.
This course will allow delegates to develop skills in:
Our specialised trainers, experts in the field with many years experience within the UK and internationally, will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.
The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.