Military Mobility
Transforming Ambition into Reality

6 May 2021, Brussels and online


The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Defence Agency are co-organising a High Level Symposium on Military Mobility on 6 May 2021, from 15:00 (CET).

This Military Mobility Symposium 2021 aims at attracting high level support and attention to military mobility activities and demonstrating EU’ s leadership to expedite Military Mobility in Europe.

The Symposium will offer opportunity to highlight the substantial and tangible progress that has been achieved in the area of Military Mobility since the launch of the Action Plan in 2018, and to share views on future challenges and on the way ahead.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, participants can attend this Symposium virtually. To register, please click here. You will receive a confirmation email to validate your registration.


The European Defence Agency (EDA) is the hub for EU defence cooperation

Created in 2004 to support and facilitate cross-border defence cooperation, EDA has become the place in Europe where countries willing to develop their defence capabilities collaboratively can do so.

EDA’s expertise and activities cover the whole spectrum of cooperation: from harmonising requirements to delivering operational capabilities; from research & technology (R&T) and innovation to developing technology demonstrators; from training and exercises to support to CSDP operations.

EDA also closely engages with the European defence industry to enhance Europe’s defence technological and industrial base and help make the industry stronger and more competitive.

The Agency’s role and impact have constantly grown, especially with the implementation of the EU’s Global Strategy (2016) which also led Member States to reinforce the Agency’s mission in 2017.

Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Until 30 June 2021, Portugal will be presiding over the Council of the European Union for the fourth time.

Portugal is taking over the Presidency at a particularly difficult moment, when the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences present an unprecedented challenge for the EU and its Member States, requiring decisive and wide-ranging action. We have the vision, the programme and the financial instruments needed to set out together along a path of hope, confidence and credibility. Our rallying cry will therefore be: ‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery’.

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