In 2011, the Security & Defence Agenda’s total revenue was €586,500. That money was contributed through membership fees, project-related partnerships, institutional subsidies, and contributions to costs of events, reports or structural support to our activities.
The breakdown per source of funding is as follows:
- Public sector (NATO, EU, national governments, etc): €86,300 (15%)
- Corporate sector (companies and trade associations): €371,487 (63%)
- Private non-corporate (foundations, other think-tanks and NGOs): €128,794 (22%)
Annual membership is not “personal”, meaning any person employed by a member organisation can attend our debates and receive hard copies of our major reports. Diplomatic missions, permanent representations, embassies, NGOs and think-tanks pay €1,500. SMEs, trade associations, chambers of commerce and foundations pay €4,000, while business and industry pay €7,500. Elected politicians, senior government officials and the international press attend our events as guests.
The Security & Defence Agenda communicates transparently and openly on project-related partnerships. Partners receive visibility on invitations, on the website and in our publications, and an opportunity to speak. The SDA offers a platform for all relevant viewpoints and opinions, but it does not itself represent any interests, and contractually retains responsibility for the independence, intellectual balance and quality of all its projects.