EU security and third countries: EU, UK and Norway

2017 - 2018 (Completed)
Research Project
In this project, NUPI, together with leading European experts, will map and analyze current developments in the EU in the field of foreign, security and defense policy.

The goal of the project is to provide a better understanding of such developments, and to explore the potential for third-countries to be closely associated to those. In particular, we aim at establishing the political and legal constraints, as well as opportunities associated with potential EUs cooperation with third countries in the field. We will examine both formal and informal modes of cooperation, as well as the costs and benefits for the EU to open such cooperation to Norway (and other third-party countries). In this context, attention will be given to discussions on a potential UK-EU cooperation in the field of security, and its possible implications for Norway.


Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Utenriksdepartementet


Bildet viser Norges utenriksminister Ine Eriksen Søreide som tar Federica Mogherini, EUs høyrepresentant for utenrikssaker og sikkerhetspolitikk, i hånden.

Norway’s cooperation with the EU – 4 ways ahead

February 28, 2019

Can Norway benefit from closer collaboration with the EU on foreign and security policy?


Publication : NUPI Report

Norway and the changing Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

  • Christophe Hillion
For decades, Norway has cooperated with the European Union in matters of foreign policy, security and defence. It has thus participated in EU civilian ...
Defence  Security policy  Foreign policy  International organizations  The EU

Christophe Hillion

Former employee (part time)