The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is an essential tool in the foreign policy of the European Union. Since 2003, the EU has deployed some 30 missions and operations around the world. Taking the Horn of Africa as an illustration, this film highlights the contribution of CSDP to the EU's comprehensive approach to crisis management and how the CSDP translates into action on the ground. CSDP also offers the framework for enhanced cooperation among Member States by Pooling and Sharing military capabilities, the only way forward in a context of growing theats and budgetary limitations. It also supports the strengthening of the European defence industry, which is essential for the EU's strategic autonomy as well as a driver for jobs, growth and innovation.