This paper will discuss the background to the EU Naval operation EUNAVFOR MED. It will focus on Ireland's role providing a key maritime resource in a multinational environment working with partners across the EU and NATO. It will explain some of the unique aspects of the mission from the first-hand perspective of an Irish Defence Forces Naval Service officer centrally involved with the EU operation. Finally, it will draw some conclusions about how all EU states can contribute to a dynamic maritime operation such as EUNAVFOR MED.
|Number of pages||6|
|Specialist publication||nmiotc: Maritime Interdiction Operations Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Aug 2021|
- Operation Sophia
- European Union
- Irish Defence Forces