EWG23 – European defence cooperation on Education, Training and Simulation
European defence cooperation on education, training and simulation has many important advantages to enhance skills, share European military culture for our military men and women, and reduce costs. The importance of cooperative training and the intention to make training an element of the permanent structured cooperation has been agreed in the Lisbon Treaty. This intention was reinforced in more recent papers on European cooperation, but omitted in the European Defence Fund. Simulation technology for training goals was never mentioned. Hence, we believe cooperation on education, training and simulation needs more attention.