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

 



European Commission
 

The European Commission is the EU's executive body and represents the interests of Europe as a whole (as opposed to the interests of individual countries).
The term 'Commission' refers to both the college of commissioners and the institution itself – which has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium with offices in Luxembourg. The Commission also has offices known as 'representations' in all EU member countries.

http://ec.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.

http://www.act.nato.int/

 



US Mission to NATO

The US Mission to NATO is the official representation of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.                                                                       

http://nato.usmission.gov/

 

Think tank Partners

 

Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS)

 

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a non-partisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: - stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues with a view to enriching public debate and promoting consensus on appropriate responses in the Administration, the Congress, the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media in the United States and among leaders in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas; - conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.

www.acus.org

 

 



Chatham House 

  

Chatham House was founded in 1920 and granted its Royal Charter in 1926. Our mission is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. Research is core to all Chatham House activities. We undertake independent and rigorous analysis with the aim of setting the agenda and shaping policy by encouraging new ideas and forward thinking in international affairs.
www.chathamhouse.org  


 

Centro de Estudios y Documentación Internacionales de Barcelona

The CIDOB Foundation is Spain’s oldest International Relations think-tank and research centre. CIDOB has more than 30 years experience and a wide network of partners in Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America. The CIDOB Foundation has well accredited expertise in European, Mediterranean and Latin American issues, and it is internationally known for its research on topics such as Human Security, International Migrations or Reform of Security Sector. The Foundation is closely linked to some of Spain’s leading research groups and institutions in international relations, such as Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals – IBEI, a sister institution devoted to excellence in teaching and academic research, or the Observatory of European Foreign Policy at the Institut Universitari d’Estudis Europeus, Spain’s only research team working exclusively on European Foreign Policy. The closely interconnected research teams of these three institutions combined form one of Southern Europe’s leading clusters in International Relations research.
www.cidob.org   

 


 


Fondation pur la Recherche Stratégique

 

The FRS, founded in 1998, is an independent research centre and the leading French think tank on defence and security issues. Its team of experts in a variety of disciplines contributes to the strategic debate in France and abroad, and provides unique expertise across the field of defence and security studies. In the sphere of international security, the FRS’ specific focuses are on security doctrines, arms control, proliferation/dissemination issues and challenges, and non-proliferation regimes and policies (small arms, conventional weapons, biological and chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, and their delivery systems). The FRS maintains an active presence in the strategic debate through its publications, its website, and the events it regularly organizes. It is also an active member of the network of European and international research centres.

http://www.frstrategie.org/

 


 

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

  

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) was established in 2007 as an independent think tank. Over the past years, HCSS has expanded its size, scope and reputation. It is now a well-known organization, linking the security domain to issues on social economic stability and ecological sustainability and considering potential effects and policy implications for many different stakeholders. HCSS helps governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to understand the fast-changing environment and seeks to anticipate the challenges of the future with practical policy solutions and advice.
www.hcss.nl  



Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

 

 

The European Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) provides services and know-how on European policy issues for target groups from the world of politics, economics and science. It publishes reports and organises conferences. Their personal and institutional contacts with decision-makers from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, NATO, and lobby organisations attract industrial and economic players. KAS also promotes the interests of the social policy partners in Central and Eastern Europe, partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America. All the activities are closely co-ordinated with the European People's Party (EPP).

http://www.kas.de/

 

 


 

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  



Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) is an independent scientific establishment that conducts practically oriented research on the basis of which it then advises the Bundestag (the German parliament) and the federal government on foreign and security policy issues. The analyses and publications produced by SWP researchers and their participation in national and international debates on key issues help to shape opinion in their respective domains.
http://www.swp-berlin.org/  

 

Jam Coalition

Arab Center for Cyberspace Research (ACCR) 

The Egypt-based Arab Centre for Cyberspace Research (ACCR) is the first centre for independent research in the Arab world dealing with the impact of information and communication technology on the Arab society. It was created and established in September 2010, and it specializes in research and online surveys. Its mission is to strengthen the role of new media and electronic media for the development of the Arab World. 

http://www.accr.co/ 

  
 
Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) 

The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels working to facilitate global networks and the sharing of knowledge on transatlantic cooperation and security. The ATA actively seeks to contribute to NATO public diplomacy efforts aimed towards political, diplomatic, and military authorities, as well as academics and future leaders. By convening political, diplomatic and military leaders with academics, media representatives and young professionals, the ATA promotes the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty: Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, Peace, Security and Rule of Law. Founded in 1954, the ATA membership extends from North America to the Caucasus and it includes 37 associations from all NATO Members and many of NATO’s partner countries. 

http://ata-sec.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. 

http://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.balsecagenda.org
 
 
The Belgrade Security Forum 

The Belgrade Security Forum is a vibrant initiative launched in 2011 with the aim to create a relevant policy venue that will contribute to the development of a security community in the Balkan region but will also provide a meaningful contribution to the ongoing European and global security discussion. Hosted by three partner civil society organisations – Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and the European Movement in Serbia – the Forum provides a place where the Balkan policy makers and those who influence public opinion, 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. 

http://www2.belgradeforum.org/  

 
 
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium 

The British Chamber’s mission is to be the essential network for international business in Belgium. British by name and origin, the British Chamber is in reality a truly international and independent organisation providing a unique networking platform for business people. The British Chamber provides its members with commercial, institutional and personal networking opportunities, schemes for profiling with decision-makers, customers and partners and with insights on business, politics and ideas.  

http://www.britcham.be/  

 
Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)/University of Kent

The University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) is a specialised postgraduate school offering advanced international studies in Brussels, Belgium. The wide variety of MA and LLM programmes, ranging from migration and conflict studies to law and international relations, is complemented by the diversity of the student body, with some 220 students drawn from over fifty countries. This overwhelmingly international composition of the University’s student body lends an enormous amount of perspective and richness to the experience both academically and socially.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/BSIS/index.html 

Il Caffè Geopolitico 

Established in 2009, Il Caffè Geopolitico is an independent cultural association based in Italy and active worldwide through a web-based network of young professionals in the field of geopolitics. Its meeting point is the online magazine www.ilcaffegeopolitico.net, publishing open, clear and simple analysis of international politics. Il Caffè Geopolitico’s core mission is to spread knowledge about world dynamics, facilitating their understanding to the non-specialized public, in order to foster a conscious participation of the people in politics and civic life. 

www.ilcaffegeopolitico.net 

 
 
Carnegie Europe 

Founded in 2007, Carnegie Europe is the European centre of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From its newly expanded presence in Brussels, Carnegie Europe combines the work of its research platform with the fresh perspectives of Carnegie's centres in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, and Beirut, bringing a unique global vision to the European policy community. Through publications, articles, seminars, and private consultations, Carnegie Europe aims to foster new thinking on the daunting international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. 

http://carnegieeurope.eu/  


 
Centre for European Security Studies (CEUSS) 

The Center for European Security Studies (CEUSS) has been part of Sigmund Freud University since June 2009. Research activities include international security, "new" or "post-strategic" security, home affairs and disaster management, including exploration of the use of new social media. CEUSS was honoured to chair the panel on "The Role of Social Media in Understanding and Managing Complex Catastrophic Events" at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science Conference in April 2011 in Washington, D.C. A further focus is on the EU as a comprehensive security actor along the civil-military and the internal-external security continuum. CEUSS in the first place executes security research projects in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. Currently, CEUSS has four active FP7 security research projects.
FOCUS (“Foresight Security Scenarios – Mapping Research to a Comprehensive Approach to Exogenous EU Roles”) is a project co-funded by the European Commission in FP7. It will help to identify future EU roles meeting exogenous threats and to adapt security research beyond FP7. It will further help shape European security research to enable the EU to effectively respond to tomorrow’s challenges stemming from the globalization of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. 

http://www.european-security.info/ 

 
 
DCAF/Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces 

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. 

http://www.dcaf.ch/ 

 
 
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.

http://www.edam.org.tr 


 
European Corporate Security Association (ECSA) 

The European Corporate Security Association (ECSA) is a non for profit organisation founded in 2005, after brainstorming with the heads of security of major corporations, of the EU and international institutions and with Justice & Home Affairs experts from Eurojust, Europol and the EU Institutions. ECSA's objectives are focused on corporate security and include providing a trusted forum, liaising and promoting synergy with relevant academic, research, scientific, public and private organisations and associations, stimulating public-private cooperation and setting up and maintaining a communication channel for information exchange and emergency warnings. 

http://ecsa-eu.org/ 

 
European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) 

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is an agency of the European Union, operating under the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The EUISS is an autonomous agency with full intellectual freedom. As a think-tank, it researches security issues of relevance for the EU and provides a forum for debate. In its capacity as an EU agency, it also offers analyses and forecasting to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The mission of the EUISS is to find a common security culture for the EU, to help develop and project the CFSP, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate. 

http://www.iss.europa.eu/ 

 
 
Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE) 

The Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE) is a European think tank for global action, which provides innovative thinking and rigorous analysis of key debates in international relations. Our mission is to inform policy and practice in order to ensure that the EU plays a more effective role in supporting multilateralism, democratic values, security and sustainable development. FRIDE benefits from political independence and the diversity of views and intellectual background of its international team. Based in Madrid, FRIDE seeks to enhance the southern European perspective within EU debates and the European perspective within Spain. 

http://www.fride.org/  


 
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.

http://www.friendsofeurope.org


 
The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) 

Founded in 2003, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation. HSPI’s impact stretches from Washington to far-flung international capitals. By reaching across disciplines and partnering with universities and institutes, and hosting leading national and international leaders and practitioners, we are a central destination for homeland security policy analysis and debate. 

http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/index.cfm 

 
Global Governance Institute (GGI)

 

The Global Governance Institute (GGI) is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Brussels. GGI brings together policy-makers, scholars and practitioners from the world's leading institutions in order to devise, strengthen and improve forward-looking and coherent approaches to global governance. GGI's core research areas are peace and security, global Justice (including international law & Human Rights), environment and sustainable development,
economic policy, and forward studies and innovation. 

http://www.globalgovernance.eu/  


 
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. 

http://www.eliamep.gr/en/ 

 
 
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. 

http://www.ifsh.de/ 


 
Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM) 

The Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM) is an institutional component of the French Ministry of Defence, located within the École militaire, in Paris. Operating at national and international level, its purpose is to combine academic and military approaches, with a unique multidisciplinary perspective. Since its creation in 2009, the IRSEM has provided critical insights into a full spectrum of defence and security issues, to bring innovation and excellence to strategic thinking. The research team (35 members) conducts transversal research activities in 7 different research programs: European and Transatlantic issues; Strategic Thoughts and New Concepts; Arms Control and Proliferation; Comparative Regional Security; Defence and Society; History of Defence and Armament; and Legal approach to Defence. 

www.irsem.defense.gouv.fr   

 
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. 

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/ 

 
 
International Security Information Service (ISIS) Europe 

The International Security Information Service (ISIS) Europe is an independent research and advisory organisation that works to provide timely, independent and policy recommendation orientated research, increase transparency, stimulate parliamentary engagement and broaden participation in EU and NATO policy-making. Through publications and events, ISIS Europe facilitates parliamentary and inter-institutional dialogue with all stakeholders and provides policy input to strengthen common approaches to conflict prevention, crisis management, peace building, arms control and disarmament. ISIS Europe, a not-for-profit organisation registered in Belgium, works in partnership with many other organisations, consortia and networks. Oversight is provided by a Governing Board; Senior and Honorary Advisors also provide input on a project and consulting basis.  

www.isis-europe.eu

  
 
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) 

A non-profit organisation, Istituto Affari Istituzionali (IAI) was founded in 1965 by Altiero Spinelli, its first director. The Institute aims to promote understanding of international politics and contribute to the world’s advancement towards forms of supranational organization. Funding for the Institute is provided by individuals and groups, both private and public, from major national and international foundations, and a contribution from Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Institute has four objectives: research, promotion of political ideas and strategies, dissemination of knowledge and training in the field of foreign policy. Research focuses on the following thematic areas: EU institutions and policies; The European Union and its neighbourhood; Security and defence; International political economy; Transatlantic relations; The Mediterranean and the Middle East; Italy’s foreign policy. 

www.iai.it/  

 
The Kosciuszko Institute    

The Kosciuszko Institute is a think-tank creating new ideas for Poland and Europe; it is an independent, non-governmental research institute founded in 2000 as a non-profit or­ganization. Based on in-depth, interdisciplinary analysis, the Kosciuszko Institute promotes solutions published in the form of recommendations and expert reports. Its publications are ad­dressed to EU institutions, government and local-government bodies, members of national and European parliaments, the media, non-governmental organisations, entrepreneurs and advocates of the idea of independent thought and open debate. In 2011 the Kosciuszko Institute launched a project Target: Cybersecurity which is an answer to the growing need to increase public and decision-makers’ awareness with regard to the threats carried along by computerisation in the global era. 

http://ik.org.pl/en/ 

 
 
Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation   

The Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation is dedicated to promoting original thinking on the role of the European Union in an era of global change, engaging citizens and international partners in a creative debate on the issues that shape Europe’s future. Through research and action, the Foundation pursues a three-fold mission of challenging the citizen, empowering Europe, and preventing conflict.

http://www.madariaga.org/ 

 
 
NATO School Oberammergau 

The NATO School, located in Oberammergau, Germany, is NATO's key training facility on the operational level. It is the global leader in multinational military education and individual training. Since 1953, the NATO School has trained and educated members of the Alliance and Partner nations. Its mission is to conduct education and individual training in support of current and developing NATO operations, strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures. This includes cooperation and dialogue with military and civilian personnel from non-NATO nations. 

https://www.natoschool.nato.int/index.asp 

 
 
The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

 

The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)/Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK) is Germany’s largest peace research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. Our constitution guarantees us full academic freedom. Founded in 1970, our work is directed towards carrying out research on peace and conflicts. Within the scope of our current research program “Just Peace Governance” we analyze to what extent conflicts are determined by matters of justice and under what conditions particular forms of governance enable the peaceful management of justice-related conflicts. Our researchers have considerable experience in providing political advice and independent consulting, having served, inter alia, in German delegations to NPT, in the UN Advisory Council on Disarmament Matters and in IAEA expert groups. Our research results are translated into practically orientated options for action that find their way into the public debate.

http://www.hsfk.de/ 

 
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) 

The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) is a leading and independent think-tank that conducts original, policy-focused research. PISM provides advice to all branches of government and contributes to wider debates on international relations in Europe and beyond. PISM also publishes books and journals, and houses one of the best specialist libraries in Central Europe. Situated in between the world of policy and independent expertise on international affairs, PISM promotes the flow of ideas that inform and enhance the foreign policy of Poland.

http://www.pism.pl/pl
  
 
Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) 

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in early 2002 to advance the building of a just, secure, democratic, free market society in the Czech Republic and other post-communist states. PSSI’s mission is to build an ever-growing group of informed and security-minded policy practitioners dedicated to the development of democratic institutions and values in the Czech Republic and its regional neighbors. PSSI offers programs that meet the critical requirements associated with equipping new generations of young leaders to manage the complex, security-related challenges of the 21st century. To fulfill its mission, PSSI conducts a broad range of activities under its Security Scholars Program, Program of Atlantic Security Studies, Regional Outreach Program and Corporate Council Program. PSSI aims to identify and analyze foreign policy and security-related developments in transatlantic relations and other theaters of the world, and to propose sound, achievable policies to address these and other security challenges. Its foremost interest remains, however, preserving and expanding the hard-fought freedoms of the Czech Republic and other post-communist states. 

http://www.pssi.cz/  


 
RAND Europe 

RAND Europe is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. With offices in Cambridge, UK and Brussels, BE, we are part of the global RAND Corporation, known for delivering high-quality, objective research and analysis for over 60 years. The RAND Europe Defence & Security Programme conducts research for a broad range of policymakers, providing expertise in defence policy and procurement, security and counter-terrorism, and international security and development. 

http://www.rand.org/randeurope.html 

 
 
Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC) 

Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC) is an independent non-governmental organisation active in the area of domestic and international policy and security. SAC aspires on active and constructive engagement of the Slovak Republic in international relations. It emphasises the cooperation in selected regions and issues where experiences and expertise of a Central European country could bring a significant value. Through projects, associated experts and cooperation with governmental and non-government institutions, as well as private organisations, it strives for effective growth of young professionals, including the members of the multinational non-governmental organisation Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) and the organisers of the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, the leading foreign policy and security event in Central Europe. 

http://www.ata-sac.org/ 

  
 
Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) 

The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) has been established in 1974 as an International Association under Belgian Law and the first transeuropean research network. It comprises leading research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe, with an office in Brussels. TEPSA is composed of 25 member institutes and 7 associate members throughout the EU and its candidate countries. With its decentralized approach, TEPSA combines the strengths of its members and enriches the results of their work. TEPSA exemplifies the ‘bottom-up’ approach to European governance, and contributes to the EU’s dialogue with citizens. TEPSA aims at stimulating discussion on policies and political options by organising research projects, conferences and facilitating interaction between the research and policy-making communities and between citizens from different member states. TEPSA’s activities are undertaken in close cooperation with partners ranging from TEPSA member institutes from all over Europe to EU institutions, national governments, universities and civil society. In the framework of the Europe for Citizens' programme, TEPSA organises numerous events in order to foster action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture through cooperation within civil society organisations at European level.  

www.tepsa.be

  
 
University of Copenhagen - Centre for Military Studies

 

The Centre for Military Studies (CMS) is a research centre at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. The research carried out at the centre deals with security and defence policy and military strategy, and this work forms the foundation for the research-based services for public authorities provided for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties behind the Danish Defence Agreement. CMS creates the framework for interdisciplinary research cooperation between the University of Copenhagen, other research institutions and other relevant players. Centre staff teach at the University of Copenhagen and at the Royal Danish Defence College.  

http://cms.polsci.ku.dk/english/ 

 
 
Wikistrat 

Wikistrat is the world’s first Massively Multiplayer Online Consultancy (MMOC). It leverages a global network of subject-matter experts via a patent pending crowd-sourcing methodology to provide insights unavailable anywhere else. This online network offers a uniquely powerful and unprecedented strategic consulting service: the internet’s only central intelligence exchange for strategic analysis and forecasting, delivered, for the first time, on a real-time, interactive platform. 

www.wikistrat.com 

  
 
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. 

http://www.wiis-brussels.org/  


 
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) 

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders. Founded in 2004, and run by a team of more than 100 dedicated volunteers, YPFP has grown from a start-up to a global community of 10,000 young professionals in more than 60 countries with branches in Washington, New York, London, and Brussels. 

http://www.ypfp.org/ 

 
 
Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security/Tel Aviv University 

Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security is a project of Tel Aviv University. It was launched in 2002 by Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel in conjunction with the Harold Hartog School of Policy and Government and the Security Studies Program with the intention of exploring the link among security policy, technology and science. For this reason the workshop holds an annual series of conferences and conducts research. The workshop covers various topics such as international relations and strategy, missiles and guided weapons, robotics, space policy and security, cyberspace and cyber warfare, nuclear energy, homeland security, the interplay between society and security, force build up policy and government decision-making processes. 

   

 

 

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EUobserver was founded in 2000 by Editor-in-Chief Lisbeth Kirk to support the debate on - and development of European affairs. EUobserver is constituted as a non-profit organisation under Belgian law raising revenue on a commercial basis through a variety of income streams including advertising, donations and book sales. With the support of the Adessium Foundation EUobserver is publishing a special series of investigative reports to shed light on some of the lesser known or more complex areas of European Union activities, starting November 2011. 

http://euobserver.com/ 


 

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


 
Europolitics 

Europolitics is a daily online magazine for EU affairs. Since 1972, Europolitics analyses all current events relating to the EU and its institutions. Readers are political and economic decision-makers, and other professionals of European affairs in Brussels, in all European countries and beyond. Thanks to a multicultural team of journalists, Europolitics offers five times per week: analyses over plain facts; an agenda that brings news from the EU institutions; six sections that cover all the issues in Europe; original documents available on the website for further analysis; archives since 1996; an alert service that tells the readers about articles of interest in real time. Published in two languages (English and French), Europolitics is available both in print and electronic forms. 

www.europolitics.info 

 
 
Global Response 

Global Response reports and analyses the latest international developments in security, counter-terrorism and public safety from policy and events to technology and industry news. A user-friendly website with searchable database, frequently updated news, features and interviews and manufacturer listings is supported by a printed magazine and weekly e-bulletins for subscribers. 
http://www.globalresponsepublishing.com/ 

 
 
Silendo 

Created in 2005, Silendo has soon become one of the main italian virtual forums for the discussion and the reflection on international affairs, strategic studies, intelligence and national security. 

http://silendo.org/  

 
SecEUR 

Located in Brussels at the heart of the EU quarter, SecEUR specialises in providing information and analysis about EU and NATO civil security policy developments and their impact on public and private stakeholders. We pay special attention to the EU's rapidly expanding agenda of civil security research, operational objectives and technology goals - including dual-use capability development - and their implications for government, first-respondercommunities, industry and the public at large. 

www.seceur.info