EU Security and Defence Policy

EU is becoming an increasingly important platform for security and defence cooperation. Sweden assumed the EU Presidency at a time of war on European soil creating historic challenges for the Member States and the Union as a whole.

Logotyp för Sveriges ordförandeskap i EU.
Logotyp för Sveriges ordförandeskap i EU.

During the coming weeks, as part of the Swedish EU-presidency, the Swedish Armed Forces will host two events related to the EU Security and Defence policy.  

The EU Military Committee and its Working Groups in Brussels will visit Stockholm and Gothenburg respectively, including the Swedish Navy Staff, Berga Naval Base and 4th Marine Regiment/Gothenburg Garrison.

During the visits, issues related to the EU role as a security actor and the support to Ukraine will be discussed. The Swedish Armed Forces will have the opportunity to present the strategic importance of the High North and Baltic Region. Specificities of naval warfare in the Baltic Sea region and the strategic importance of the Swedish West Coast Region for Host Nation Support, Security of Supply as well as the Whole of Government Approach (WGA) for defence and national resilience will also be presented.

One of the main purposes of the events in Sweden is to highlight the strong Nordic voice and Nordic support as paramount in order to strengthen the European security as a whole, but also to ensure that the common regional areas of interest are integrated in the evolving landscape of European Defence.


19-21 april, EU Military Committee,  Stockholm, visit at Haninge Garrison.

3-5 maj, EU Military Committee Working Groups, Gothenburg, visit at Gothenburg Garrison.

30-31 maj, EU Politico - Military Group, Stockholm, visit at the Guards Regiment including Swedint och Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM).

3-4 juni, Comité des représentants permanents (Coreper II), visit at Gotland Regiment.

14-16 juni, Political and Security Committee (PSC), visit at Gotland Regiment.