The idea of achieving a truly European Defence has throughout the last years taken a more solid shape and has more concretely materialized with the launch in December 2017 of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).
The latter is aimed at deepening defence cooperation among the 25 member States of the European Union (EU) that have decided to join the initiative and, hence, jointly develop defence capabilities and make them available for EU military operations. The advancement of this process highlights the willingness of the EU to take more responsibility for its own defence and thus guaranteeing, through its own resources, security to the citizens of the Union. As 17 initial projects have been approved under the framework of PESCO, Military Mobility can be seen as the core and leading project with a long-term projection so far launched. Indeed, it has also been included by all 25 member States among the more binding commitments to take under PESCO.