Analysis of NATO and EU Approaches to Capability Planning and Potential Alignment of National Planning Processes


The article presents a summary of analytical outcomes aimed at mapping current NATO and EU approaches to capability planning and their impact on national planning processes, which were carried out by security and defence institutions. The outcomes point out the fact that significant number of NATO nations and EU member states are using approaches to capability planning which reflect specifically national strategic objectives. It is of note that no country has implemented procedures that could be considered as standardised in terms of a single planning process within NATO or the EU. On the other side, analyses point out the fact that NATO and EU planning processes can be hardly expected to be unified in the short term. Nevertheless, NATO and EU member countries should pay close attention to the outputs of their national planning processes in order to comply with the single set of capability requirements as implemented in the relevant NATO and EU planning processes.

Zdeněk PETRÁŠ, PhD. (Colonel ret.) born in 1964, in 1989 graduated from the Military College of Land Forces in Vyskov (CZE). In 2008, he completed master´s degree at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris, in defence industry dynamics. In 2016, he obtained PhD. degree in economics and management program at the University of Defence Brno (CZE), specialising in military capability assessment. After several years spent as a staff officer at the General Staff of the Czech Forces and in NATO and EU military structures, he currently works as a researcher-fellow at the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies. He is systematically engaged in issues related to defence planning and he is an author of a few articles and publications dealing with this topic.

Country: Czech Republic


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