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The Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union and its Effect on Sweden's and Austria’s Basic Officer Education: a Comparative Approach
Swedish National Defence College. Theresan Military Academy, Österrike.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: In 2009, the European Union (EU) adopted the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). This contributed to an already on-going change amongst the armed forces of the Union. No previous research has examined how the skills required of young officers in the EU are taught at the Basic Officer Education within either Sweden or Austria.

Purpose: This thesis examines to what extent the skills needed of young officers in a CSDP-environment are taught during the Basic Officer Educations in Sweden and Austria. The purpose is to conclude if the Swedish and Austrian Basic Officer Educations are complying with the political wills of their respective countries, to adapt their armed forces to the EU and CSDP.

Method: The author compares the Swedish and Austrian Basic Officer Education by examining curriculums and syllabuses, as well as conducting expert interviews with officials at the schools and comparing the results. The educations are examined based on how they educated the concept of CSDP and how interoperability and a European culture of defence are promoted.

Conclusion: The results show that both Sweden and Austria educate their cadets in the CSDP and take measurements to promote interoperability and a European culture of defence. The results suggest that Austria does so to a further extent. Based on the results, the author suggests increased exchanges, Pooling & Sharing during Basic Officer Education and further developments towards a common European Basic Officer Education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
Basic Officer Education, Common Security and Defence Policy, CSDP, Europeanisation, Interoperability, European Culture of Defence, Cadet Exchange, Pooling & Sharing, Swedish National Defence College, Theresan Military Academy.
Keyword [sv]
Basic Officer Education, Common Security and Defence Policy, CSDP, Europeanisation, Interoperability, European Culture of Defence, Cadet Exchange, Pooling & Sharing, Swedish National Defence College, Theresan Military Academy.
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4721OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-4721DiVA: diva2:729153
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War Studies Thesis
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Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-06-25 Last updated: 2014-09-22Bibliographically approved

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