Institutional Partners

European External Action Service

 

The European External Action Service is an institution of the European Union that supports the High Representative in fulfilling her mandate to conduct the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union and to ensure the consistency of the EU’s external action.
www.eeas.europa.eu

     



NATO Allied Command Transformation

NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is leading, at the strategic command level, the transformation of NATO’s military structure, forces, capabilities and doctrine. It is enhancing training, particularly of commanders and staffs, conducting experiments to assess new concepts, and promoting interoperability throughout the Alliance.

www.act.nato.int

   


Institutional Contributor

United States European Command

The mission of the U.S. European Command is to conduct military operations, international military partnering, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the United States forward. It does this by establishing an agile security organization able to conduct full spectrum activities as part of whole of government solutions to secure enduring stability in Europe and Eurasia.
www.eucom.mil

 
            

Government Partner

Think-tank Partners

The Chicago Council  
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public—and influencing the public discourse—on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration. 


www.thechicagocouncil.org

   


Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations


Gateway House is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit foreign policy think-tank based in Mumbai, India. The organisation’s purpose is to engage India’s leading corporations and individuals in debate and scholarship on India’s foreign policy and its role in global affairs. Gateway House’s studies programme is at the heart of the institute’s scholarship, with original research by global and local scholars in geo-economics, geopolitics, foreign policy analysis, bilateral relations, democracy and nation-building, national security, ethnic conflict and terrorism, science, technology and innovation, and energy and environment.


www.gatewayhouse.in


 
International Strategic Research Organization (USAK)  
USAK (International Strategic Research Organization) is a non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental research organization based in Ankara. USAK is an umbrella organization that carries out several types of studies through different research centers. USAK is dedicated to conduct high quality, empirical research on international relations and security issues through a dynamic program of seminars, conferences, workshops, expert analysis, reports, books, educational activities and media relations.

www.usak.org.tr


 


Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)



The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) is a leading Central European think tank that positions itself between the world of politics and independent analysis. PISM provides analytical support to decision-makers and diplomats, initiates public debate and disseminates expert knowledge about contemporary international relations. The work of PISM is guided by the conviction that the decision-making process in international relations should be based on knowledge that comes from reliable and valid research. The Institute carries out its own research, cooperates on international research projects, prepares reports and analyses and collaborates with institutions with a similar profile worldwide. PISM is steadily growing in importance as an opinion-forming institution. In the international rankings of the global “Go-To Think Tanks2011” report produced annually by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), PISM took second place among the top think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe and was recognised as one of the world's top 30 think tanks (category: Top Thirty Think Tanks World Wide – US and Non-US).

www.pism.pl

 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. SIPRI was established on the basis of a decision by the Swedish Parliament and receives a substantial part of its funding in the form of an annual grant from the Swedish Government. The Institute also seeks financial support from other organizations in order to carry out its broad research programme. SIPRI's structure comprises the Governing Board and the Director, Deputy Director, Research Staff Collegium and support staff, together numbering around 50-60 people. SIPRI's staff and Governing Board are international. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, SIPRI offers a unique platform for researchers from different countries to work in close cooperation. The Institute also hosts guest researchers and interns who work on issues related to the SIPRI research programmes. SIPRI maintains contacts with other research centres and individual researchers throughout the world. The Institute cooperates closely with several intergovernmental organizations, notably the United Nations and the European Union, and regularly receives parliamentary, scientific and government delegations as well as visiting researchers.

www.sipri.org


Coalition Partners


The Atlantic Council  

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.


www.atlanticcouncil.org

 
American Security Project (ASP)

The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.  


www.americansecurityproject.org

 

Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES)

 

The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) is a private non-partisan research institute established in September 1996. As a research institute and think tank, the AIES contributes to the enhancement of the knowledge and awareness of the European integration process and international policies as well as security issues in Austria and on European and international level. 


www.aies.at

  
 
Balkan Security Agenda (BSA)

The Balkan Security Agenda (BSA) is a Belgrade-based think tank focusing exclusively on defence and security issues, and specialising in identifying policies, actions, and resources that are vital to Balkan security. The BSA was founded by a number of individuals interested in a comprehensive approach of maintaining civilised international relations on the Balkan in the modern age. It was launched as a neutral meeting point for defence and security specialists, and is especially devoted to emerging security challenges that have an impact on the South East European region. It ensures that the voices of all stakeholders are heard by gathering representatives of the security community, national governments and parliaments, industry, academia, think-tanks, NGOs and media. The organisation’s intention is to establish successful regional security policies through the use of all elements of national power – diplomatic, informational, military, and economic – for maintaining peace and stability, and, by that, to make a contribution to regional and global security matters. BSA is independent, owing no allegiance to any government or any political or other organisation.  


www.balsec.org
 
 
Belgrade Security Forum 

Launched in 2011, the Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) is rapidly become one of the most vibrant regional initiatives in security dialogue. It aims to create a relevant policy venue that will contribute to the development of a security community in the Balkan region as well as providing a meaningful contribution to the ongoing European and global security discussion. The BSF intends to create a viable national network of stakeholders who will continue to engage in regular disussions and consultations on various security and foreign policy issues. The central event is an annual high-level conference held in Belgrade in September each year.

Hosted by three partner civil society organizations – the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and the European Movement in Serbia – the Forum provides a place where Balkan policy- and opinion-makers, as well as members of the academic community and civil society, meet with their counterparts from other parts of the world in order to exchange views on pressing security issues of the day. Already in its first year, the Belgrade Security Forum was successful in bringing together high-level policy makers and those who influence public opinion on security and foreign policy in Europe, North America, Russia, the Balkans and other parts of the world.


www.belgradeforum.org

 
 
Bertelsmann Stiftung  

In keeping with the longstanding social commitment of its founder, Reinhard Mohn, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is dedicated to serving the common good. Our work is based on the conviction that competition and civic engagement are essential for social progress. The Brussels office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung contributes to the development of an integrated Europe that is built on the values of freedom, humanity and solidarity. The focus of our work is to advance Europe’s potential as a global player in foreign, security, economic and social policy. We analyze worldwide policy approaches and apply lessons learned from them to help Europe realize its vision of a "Union of Member States and Citizens".


www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de
 
Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
 
   

www.bfpe.org/en


 

Centre for European Studies, Renmin University

The Centre for European Studies at Renmin University of China (CESRUC) was firstly set up in 1994, and became a university-based centre with annual budget and separate office facilities in 1996. Under the framework of EU-China Higher Educational Cooperation Programme from 1997-2001, the CESRUC was one of the six major centres in China supported by the EU-China Programme.  In 2000 the CESRUC was awarded by the Ministry of Education of PRC as the National Key Research Centres for Humanity and Social Sciences, with extra annual funding from both the Ministry and RUC.

www.cesruc.org

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)


Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS constitutes a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, lying in a strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. CEPS' research activities are focused on finding innovative solutions to the challenges facing Europe, maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence and unqualified independence.


www.ceps.be

 

Centre for Regional and Global Studies (CRGS)


The mission of the Centre for Regional and Global Studies is to pursue fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research on regional and global topics in the areas of international relations, geopolitics, geo-strategy, geo-economics, and security and defence studies. The regional focus of the centre is on topics related to the EU, Russia, the “new Eastern Europe”, the Black Sea region, the South-eastern Europe, the Greater Middle East, and the transatlantic relations. The global focus of the centre is on topics related to the global governance, the emergent global order, transnational security threats, and the security effects of climate change.


http://en.ssrci.ro         
 
Debating Europe  

Debating Europe is the successful online discussion platform launched in 2011 by Friends of Europe, designed to engage citizens and policymakers in an ongoing conversation on the critical issues affecting Europe. It’s based on a simple model: citizens speak, politicians respond.

It’s proved to be a popular idea: in under three years, it has built up a 420,000+ strong community of citizens and 170,000+ Facebook and Twitter followers from across Europe to debate with its leaders, challenging “top-down” thinking with a “bottom-up” approach. Simply put, citizens ask questions, policymakers respond. A selection of their 25,000 questions have been put to over 900 key policymakers, including 6 Prime Ministers, 70 national Ministers and EU Commissioners and over 200 national and European parliamentarians.


www.debatingeurope.eu


 

Centre for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

The Centre for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) is an Istanbul-based think tank with a focus on Turkey’s foreign and security policy, international economics, energy and climate change.


www.edam.org.tr 


 

Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)


ELIAMEP is an independent, non-profit and policy-oriented research and training institute. It neither expresses, nor represents, any specific political party view. It is only devoted to the right of free and well-documented discourse.ELIAMEP’s mission is to provide a forum for public debate on issues of European integration and international relations and to conduct scientific research that contributes to a better informed and documented knowledge of the European and international environment

www.eliamep.gr

 
Erik Castren Institute
 
The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI) was established in 1998 within the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki as a centre for research and study. The Institute was named after Erik Castrén (1904–1984), a former Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and a former member of the International Law Commission. The aim of the Institute is to promote research on human rights and new approaches to public international law.

www.helsinki.fi


 
Friends of Europe  

Friends of Europe is a leading European think-tank that aims to stimulate thinking on the future of the EU. For 10 years its contribution has been the confrontation of ideas that is vital to policymaking and to encouraging wider involvement in Europe’s future. Friends of Europe seeks to offer a voice to groups not traditionally represented in the EU debate, but who can make a difference: from young people to inuits or explorers on topics such as climate change, to people on the ground when we address development issues.


www.friendsofeurope.org


 

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

 
DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). The Centre’s work to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace. DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, gender sensitivity and local ownership as the basis for supporting legitimate, sustainable reform processes. DCAF is based in Geneva with permanent offices in Beirut, Brussels, Ljubljana and Ramallah. The Centre has over 100 staff from more than 30 countries. 

www.dcaf.ch


 

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) 


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995 with 45 member states for the primary purpose of promoting peace, security and stability through executive education, research and dialogue. Committed to the highest professional standards, the GCSP trains government officials, diplomats, military officers, international civil servants and NGO staff in pertinent fields of international peace and security. Through research and publications, workshops and conferences, the GCSP also provides an internationally recognised forum for dialogue on key security and peace policy issues in the interest of effective security policy decision-making.


www.gcsp.ch

 
Global Governance Institute
 
The Global Governance Institute (GGI) is an independent, non-profit think-tank, based in Brussels. It combines the expertise of senior policy-makers with the analysis of scholars from the world’s leading academic institutions to provide global insights, cutting-edge research and actionable, innovative advice in the fields of peace and security, economic policy, global justice and forward studies. GGI promotes comprehensive research, cutting-edge analysis and innovative advice on core policy issues, informed by a truly global perspective. This also includes raising awareness about major challenges of global governance among the general public.

www.globalgovernance.eu


 
Institute for Global Studies

IGS - Institute for Global Studies, is an independent Italian think tank, established in 2005 with the aim to provide the impulse for high-level analytical and contextual research in the fields of International Relations, Security and Strategic Studies.IGS's research and analysis are mainly conducted "on the field", thanks to a wide network of experts based in the Middle East and in Africa.The Institute has been established as a non-political, non-ideological and non-religious institution, entirely private and run exclusively thanks to the income generated by its activities and products, subsidies, donations and commissioned projects. 


www.globalstudies.it


 

Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) 

The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) is an independent research institution at the University of Hamburg. The institute is involved in research, teaching and consultancy in issues related to international and transnational risks of armed violence. Particular emphasis lies on the European Union's efforts to strengthen peace and security, the work of the OSCE as wells as various aspects of arms-control and disarmament. 


www.ifsh.de


 

The Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP)

 

The Institute for Security and Development Policy is a Stockholm-based independent and non-profit research and policy institute. The Institute is dedicated to expanding understanding of international affairs, particularly the interrelationship between the issue areas of conflict, security and development. The Institute’s geographical focus areas are: the Wider Black Sea Region, the Baltic Sea Area, and Asia. ISDP has main two constituent parts: The Silk Road Studies Program and the Asia Program.”


www.isdp.eu


 

International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is one of the world’s leading open access information services for international relations (IR) and security professionals. Established in 1994, our mission is to facilitate security-related dialogue and cooperation within a high-quality network of international relations organizations, professionals and experts, and to provide open-source international relations and security-related tools and materials in accessible ways. We strive to meet the rapidly evolving information and educational needs of our users by working with the world’s leading think tanks, universities, research institutes, NGOs and international organizations. 


www.isn.ethz.ch

 
 
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
 

Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The KAS is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).
The European Office Brussels actively monitors developments in the European Union since 1978. Furthermore, it supervises projects in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. 
In the tradition of Konrad Adenauer, the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the aim of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is to influence the European integration process in general and EU politics in particular. The European Office thereby serves as a forum of Christian democratic interests.

www.kas.de

 

The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes

The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes is a voluntary association of institutes of higher learning in defense and security affairs. By linking over 800 defense academies and security studies institutes in 59 countries, the PfPC seeks to strengthen democracies through a network of educators and researchers by sharing best practices and developing concrete solutions to common challenges.

 Founded in 1998, the PfPC is headed by a Senior Advisory Council (SAC) consisting of permanent representatives from: Austria, Canada, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, the United States and NATO’s international staff. Sweden currently serves as a two-year rotating member. Supported by research and activities funded by member countries and institutions, PfPC services include training and curriculum enhancement, information sharing, and coordination of skills and assets.


www.pfpconsortium.com

 

The Department of Political Science and International Relations (PSIR)


The Department of Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) of the University of the Peloponnese was established in 2007. It is part of the School of Social and Political Sciences based in the city of Corinth (Greece). According to the External Evaluation Report (February 2014), its undergraduate “curriculum is organized well, with its various components related to each other sensibly, and it fulfills the overall mission of the Department, imparting knowledge, developing analytical and research skills and connecting theory to practice”. The Department also offers three MA programs in “International Relations and Policies”, “Global Political Economy”, and “Mediterranean Studies”.


http://pedis.uop.gr

 

The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) 


The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) is an independent, non-partisan institution committed to promote dialogue and research in the areas of International Security, EU Foreign and Defense Policies, Energy, Intelligence and Crisis Management. RIEAS achieves objectives with the conduct of training seminars, conferences, publications, articulation of analyses on its web site and the provision of advice on policy issues. RIEAS maintains an extensive network of advisors and partners throughout the world including leading institutions, think tanks and assocaitions.


www.rieas.gr


 
Universidade do Minho
   
www.uminho.pt
 
Vesalius College  

Vesalius College was founded in 1987 by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Boston University to offer undergraduate education in English. The College’s teaching methods are characterised by small, interactive classes, flexibility in course selection and continuous assessment. As a small college with a student body of approximately 300 and a low student-to-professor ratio, the faculty is accessible and able to take a personal interest in the success of students to help them achieve their potential. Vesalius College offers bachelor degrees in Business Studies, Communication Studies, International Affairs and International and European Law.


www.vesalius.edu

 

Women in International Security (WIIS) Brussels

 

Women in International Security (WIIS) is dedicated to increase the influence of women in the field of foreign and defence policy by raising their participation, numbers and visibility. WIIS has thousands of members — women and men — in 47 countries from academia, think tanks, the diplomatic corps, the intelligence community, the military, government, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, the media, and the private sector. Members work on and are interested in diverse issues affecting international security, ranging from non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), to terrorism, human rights, sustainable development, environmental security, and conflict resolution. WIIS Brussels – over 1500 members and growing – holds monthly evening meetings to bring women from a wide range of institutional settings together to discuss issues of common concern in an informal setting. 


www.wiis-brussels.org

 
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy - Brussels, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leadership in the heart of Europe.

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy fosters the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing young professionals with the knowledge, skills, exposure and relationships to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. Founded in 2004, YPFP has grown to over 10,000 members worldwide, with branches in Brussels, London, New York, and Washington.

www.ypfp.org

 

Media Partners

Defence and Security Alert Magasine (DSA)

Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet. DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.


www.dsalert.org


 
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna   
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna is leading daily newspaper in Poland. Magazine is focusing on economical and political affairs, including foreign and security&defence issues.  

www.dziennik.pl and www.gazetaprawna.pl
           

 
Europe's World
Published every 4 months – February, June and October - Europe’s World is the only independent Europe-wide policy journal, produced in association with some 150-plus leading European think tanks and academic institutions. Since its launch 5 years ago, Europe’s World has established itself as the premier ideas platform for new thinking on political, economic and social issues. Our 100,000 readers, drawn from politics, business, the media, academia, think tanks and NGOs, are a powerful and influential audience, who value Europe’s World for its thought provoking articles, Europe-wide outlook and lack of national or political bias. To date, over 800 of today’s most respected thinkers and influential leaders have contributed articles firmly strengthening Europe’s World’s reputation as the leading forum for ground-breaking ideas, and proving beyond doubt that great minds don’t think alike.

www.europesworld.org

 
Lo scrittoio

LoScrittoio.it is an online magazine founded on april 2000 in Firenze (Italy). The main purpose is to publish original ideas and contributions to inspire discussions about scientific research and international politics.

www.loscrittoio.it

           
 
Mönch Publishing Group

MÖNCH PUBLISHING GROUP is the single-largest publisher of international defence and national security journals in the world.  These are considered REQUIRED reading for all serious professionals and experts in the military-industrial complexes around the globe.  Subscribers include, decision makers in defence organisations, industry, government and academic institutions and military academies, including local and national libraries throughout the world.   Uniquely,  Mönch  journals have earned a higher than normal reader pass-along rate, meaning that between eight and a dozen  qualified readers will read  each publication, depending on the title.  Mönch publishes the world’s leading International Naval and International Tri-Service magazines as well as the leading publications in specific long-term growth markets such as Latin America, Turkey, Middle East-North Africa and the Gulf States, Germany, and Italy – with the highest Asia-Pacific penetration of any non-regional media.  Each publication’s content is specific to its region and published in the local language.  


www.monch.com

 

For more information

The Jam is supported by a wide variety of organisations across the globe. For more information on partnership opportunities and how to be part of this year’s most exciting discussion, please contact Beatriçe Hasani on Beatrice.hasani@securitydefenceagenda.org

Sponsorship of this program does not imply United States Department of Defense endorsement of the forum host or other participants.