The Common Security and Defense Policy: Purpose, History & Scope


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The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) helps the European Union ____.

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1. How did the Treaty of Lisbon change the CSDP?

2. The CSDP uses ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of the Common Security and Defense Policy. You will be quizzed on the benefits of the CSDP, its resources and its duties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Ways the CSDP benefits the European Union (EU)
  • How the Treaty of Lisbon changed the CSDP
  • Civilian efforts of the CSDP

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the EU's Common Security and Defense Policy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the resources and benefits of the CSDP
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the configuration of the CSDP and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the CSDP, review the corresponding lesson on The Common Security and Defense Policy: Purpose, History & Scope. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the benefits of the CSDP for the EU in international crisis management
  • Learn the history of the CSDP
  • Identify the permanent structures and organizations that support the CSDP and keep it running smoothly
  • Find out about the European Defense Agency