The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is the Union’s agency dealing with the analysis of foreign, security and defence policy issues.
The Institute was set up in January 2002 as an autonomous agency under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) to foster a common security culture for the EU, support the elaboration and projection of its foreign policy, and enrich the strategic debate inside and outside Europe. Based in Paris, with a Liaison Office in Brussels, the EUISS is now an integral part of the new structures that underpin the further development of the CFSP/CSDP.
The Institute’s core mission is to provide analyses and fora for discussion that can be of use and relevance to the formulation of EU policy. In carrying out that mission, it also acts as an interface between European experts and decision-makers at all levels.
Its 2015 Annual Conference took place in Brussels on 8-9 October 2015.
The European Think Tanks Group
The European Think Tanks Group (ECDPM, ODI, FRIDE, DIE, IDDRI) launched in 2014 ‘Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action‘. The key message is that the EU’s ambitions for its own citizens – for prosperity, peace and environmental sustainability – cannot be divorced from its global responsibilities and opportunities. As the title of the report suggests, Europe’s problems need global solutions, and global problems need European action. A shared collective effort is in our common interest.
The challenges facing Europe today have global implications and require global solutions. From the Greek crisis to migration and climate change, the EU must seek answers beyond its borders, argued the European Think Tanks Group in a recent article for Euractiv.
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