This mission is meant to build on capabilities that are already present by:
- Encouraging greater interoperability between national armed forces in the EU and NATO through common standards of training and weapons systems. Joint procurement would allow the EU and member states the benefit of the economies of scale.
- Emphasising integration and solidarity among all EU member states when discussing the need for increased readiness against external security threats.
- Streamlining the EU decision-making processes — e.g., introducing qualified majority voting on certain defence issues — to speed up responses to future crises.
- Consolidating the European defence market and investing in defence research, technology and innovation with an emphasis on key strategic capabilities such as cyber defence, and new technologies like AI. This would create a significant number of jobs.
- Developing — from existing national forces — a European army for deployment in crises both within the EU and beyond its borders.