2016-01-29 Lunch: EU Cooperation on Common Security “The Business Case”


BCCD Lunch for January 2016

Venue The Royal  

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Guest speaker Kenneth Deane: [Civilian Operations Commander/Director of Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), European External Action Service (EEAS), European Commission, DG External Action Service], who spoke on: EU Cooperation on Common Security “The Business Case” 

With increasing terrorism,  violence, the loss of life, damage to property and instability the demand for security is ever-increasing. Unbeknown to most of us the EU does have a focus on our common security.

Kenneth Deane joined the then Royal Ulster Constabulary in October 1980 and rising from Constable to Assistant Chief Constable. In 2004, he began serving in advisory and policing roles with the FCO in Basra, Macedonia and Afghanistan and in 2007 in the European Union Police Reform Programme in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan). This was followed by being Head of Operations in the Civilian Planning & Conduct Capability (CPCC) directorate within the Council, and then within the European External Action Service (EEAS) before being Acting Chief of Staff/Deputy Civilian Operations Commander. This was followed by a position as Head of Mission of the Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) and in 2014 to his current position as EU Civilian Operations Commander for all civilian Common Security Defence Policy (CSDP) Missions and Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability.

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