Implementation of a Member State-driven Coordinated Annual Review on Defence is being developed by the European Defence Agency and will be submitted to the Member States. This initiative must change ingrained sovereign habits and guarantee increased cooperation and synergies, with some elements carried out within NATO. The EDA will presumably propose a pragmatic and incremental approach, which will likely get the
agreement of Heads of States and Governments. We hope this will profoundly improve the interactions between Member States. This should be better shared with citizens and in particular with youth. In response to the rise of nationalism, the EU must promote the perception of and belief in a common destiny.