Formed in 2002 under the patronage of Javier Solana, Chris Patten and
George Robertson, the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) was launched as a
neutral meeting point for defence and security specialists from NATO and
the EU. The SDA has since developed into an important forum for the discussion of defence and security policies. With the rapidly evolving nature of our security
environment, the SDA champions dynamic new ways of consulting global
opinion on security issues, including the world’s first
mass-participation online security policy event, the Security Jam,
involving 4,000 participants from 126 countries.
The SDA's Co-Presidents are Jaap De Hoop Scheffer and Javier Solana.
The SDA receives guidance from its Advisory Board, which advises the think-tank on its strategic direction, and relevant topics in the fields of defence and security.
The running of our events, formulation of discussion papers and publication of reports is run by our professional and international team.