NATO’S and EU’S experience in strengthening national security resilience

Keywords: national resilience, security and defense, threats to national resilience, security sector reform, defense cooperation, crisis management


Purpose: Study of the experience of NATO and the EU in the formation of national resilience in the field of security and defense in order to form a new quality of the domestic security and defense sector.

Method: analysis, theoretical-empirical method, expert assessment.

Findings: common features and differences in the approaches of NATO and the EU to the understanding of national resilience are revealed: in NATO, resilience is primarily associated with the principles of military cooperation and deterrence; in the EU, the concept of resilience is used in the context of nation-building, good governance, human rights and sustainable development.

Theoretical significance: the list and content of the specific features of ensuring national stability in the field of security of NATO and the EU, as well as the directions for the rapprochement of their positions against the backdrop of unprecedented challenges associated with the war in Ukraine, are determined on a systematic basis.

Practical value: the need to introduce positive experience and best practices of NATO and the EU in the field of strengthening the resilience of the member states of the organizations in the processes of reforming the security and defense sector of Ukraine, strengthening their own resilience and approaching the standards of the Euro-Atlantic and pan-European community has been determined.

Value: this study shows the directions of convergence of NATO and EU approaches to the formation of national resilience in the field of security and defense, which can serve as the basis for the formation of a new quality of the security and defense sector of Ukraine in the context of its ongoing military resistance to the Russian invasion.

Future Research: this study paves the way for future research aimed at identifying ways to reform Ukraine’s security and defense sector, strengthen its own resilience and move closer to the standards of the Euro-Atlantic and pan-European community.

Papertype: theoretical.


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Onofriychuk, A. (2024). NATO’S and EU’S experience in strengthening national security resilience. Social Development and Security, 14(1), 138-149.
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