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EU at the OSCE

EU cooperation with the OSCE and its role within the organisation

All 28 EU Member States, including Ireland, are also participating States of the OSCE. The EU and the OSCE cooperate closely at all levels on security-related discussions and conflict prevention in Europe, including at field level. EU Member States contribute over two third of the OSCE's main budget and the EU and its Member States also contribute to the funding of a number of OSCE implemented extra-budgetary projects.

The EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna coordinates the EU policies in the OSCE on a day-to-day basis and represents the EU in the OSCE.

The main priorities of the EU in the OSCE are strengthening the OSCE’s ability to address conflicts, including early warning, conflict prevention and crisis management; modernising conventional arms control and confidence and security building measures; strengthening the implementation of all OSCE commitments, in particular those in the Human Dimension; and addressing transnational threats (police cooperation, border security, cyber security, fight against drugs and terrorism). 

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EU statements delivered in OSCE meetings are available on the website of the EU Delegation to the OSCE