Mission

The GLOBSEC Policy Institute is a policy-oriented think-tank dealing with foreign policy and international environment. It builds upon the experiences of the Central European Policy Institute that existed until 2015. While being an integral part of the GLOBSEC organization it focuses on research which is relevant to decision-makers, business leaders and all the concerned citizens. Its ambition is to help people make sense of the world and the world makes sense to people - through better policies. The Institute wants to secure impact so that values of the GLOBSEC organisation – liberal and democratic order in the transatlantic world - are deeply embedded in the agenda of governments.

The work of GLOBSEC Policy Institute is organized around four pillars: Defence and Security, Future of Europe, European Neighbourhood, and Energy. Furthermore, Strategic Communication is an integral, multidisciplinary area of the Institute’s ambition.

Read the Foreign Policy Strategy of the GLOBSEC Policy Institute elaborating its research initiatives. 

Activities

Future of Europe

The Institute’s Future of Europe programme seeks to understand the continent and to propose feasible action that would make Europe stronger for the benefit of its citizens and the world. It looks into social, economic, and political processes that impact Europe’s present and future.

The Bratislava Initiative is one of the cornerstones of the programme. The Initiative aims at generating new implementable ideas on how to better organize the EU, at restoring trust into the reinvigorated European project, and at preventing Europe from sliding into the paralysis of protectionism and dangerous nationalism.

The Institute shares the understanding that the well-being of Europe is inexplicably linked to the equal prosperity of all its members. Central Europe, home of the Institute, has made astonishing progress in the past decade. The Institute’s dedication is to support continuous development of the region by offering plausible and forward looking reforms of the region’s growth model with focus on competitiveness and innovation policy.

The programme also explores the challenges and opportunities that arise with the freedom of movement within Europe and increased migration across Europe’s external borders.

 

Defence and Security

Defence and Security programme’s goal is to contribute to sustainable peace and spirit of Transatlantic cooperation. It formulates flexible and timely response to both traditional, military threats and new security challenges that the increasingly interconnected world is facing.

The axis of the programme is formed by two flagship initiatives. GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative aims to establish NATO Adaptation in its rightful strategic context; to support the Alliance in its transformation towards the ability to effectively respond to the rapidly changing global security challenges; and to consider the policy and planning challenges posed by NATO Adaptation. The Initiative’s Steering Committee is chaired by General John R. Allen and includes General Knud Bartels, General Wolf-Dieter Langheld, and Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola.

Developed as a response to multiple terrorist attacks in Europe, the GLOBSEC Intelligence Reform Initiative addresses the internal/external threats posed by violent extremists and terrorists. The Initiative aspires to identify key deficiencies in the current state of the European security and intelligence architecture and propose reforms to remedy crucial loopholes. GLOBSEC Intelligence Reform Initiative is being developed in close cooperation with the Initiative’s Honorary Steering Committee, chaired by Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland Security

 

European Neighbourhood programme

The Institute is committed to bolstering a vision of good neighbour relations with the countries geographically close to Europe. The Institute’s research aims to help policy-makers understanding security, economic, and political interests of the EU and its neighbours. The focus of institute’s activities is on developing new cooperation ideas, suggesting a common ground for competing integration models, and establishing new channels of communication across the region.

The ambition to enhance the well-being of Europe’s neighbours also translates into Institute’s educational and development projects. GLOBSEC Policy Institute organises conferences, public lectures, debates and other activities in the Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries. These efforts aim to raise public awareness of EU and NATO affairs, foster an expert-level public dialogue, and support on-going integration both on the side of the candidate countries as well as European and transatlantic organisations.

The turbulence in the Middle East and North Africa has made it Institute’s duty to help European policy makers understand the region better and develop flexible solution to address political, social, and security crises in the region.

 

Energy

GLOBSEC Policy Institute endeavours to enhance energy security in Europe and hence improve access to efficient and sustainable energy. It identifies trends in energy-related developments with the focus on Central Europe that have implications on the broader European energy security and helps policy makers understand shifting energy landscapes and the intersection of politics, markets, technologies, and environmental issues. The crafting of effective policy solutions that benefit people in Europe and worldwide and prevent energy and environmental crises is the ultimate goal of the programme.

 

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication programme responds to the challenges of maintaining trust and high standards of evidence based public debate. The information era boosted by technological advances has transformed the ways public opinion is shaped. GLOBSEC Policy Institute aims to strengthen the resilience of citizens towards the attempts to manipulate the information, abuse open public space, and spread untruthful statements that are detrimental to our society.

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