The Intelligence College in Europe has been launched on 5th March 2019 in Paris. It brings together 23 member countries, which signed a Letter of Intent on 26th February 2020 in Zagreb, and 7 partner countries.

The College is a collective endeavour of European intelligence communities. It generates professional and academic views on a wide range of intelligence-related topics and disseminates those in order to contribute to the development of a strategic intelligence culture in Europe, without being prescriptive.

The Intelligence College in Europe is a unique intergovernmental initiative enhancing European security.


The Intelligence College in Europe is a platform for reflection, sharing and outreach. College activities stimulate strategic dialogue between:

  • Intelligence communities in Europe allowing executives from different services to get together and compare their experiences at a non-operational level;
  • Intelligence communities and Academia, through publications and the implementation of an academic programme dedicated to intelligence professionals;
  • Intelligence communities and national and European decision-makers, but also citizens, in order to raise awareness about intelligence-related challenges and issues.

Some of these activities may be open to the public, and are listed in the "events" section.


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  • Yasmine Gouédard appointed first director of ICE’s Permanent Secretariat

    In June this year, Mrs. Yasmine Gouédard was elected by the College members to be the first head of the ICE’s Permanent Secretariat. On 14th September, she formally took up her position of the coordination structure. Since, she has been actively working on consolidating links between members. Mrs. Gouédard is in close contact with the stakeholders of the College, and in constant association with the Presidency and Troika board. Her first trip was to Zagreb, as Croatia assumes since February 2020 ICE’s rotating presidency for a year.

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  • Webinar “European security challenges”

    The Intelligence College in Europe invited professors from three member countries (Italy, Romania and Finland) to present their vision on European security challenges in the 21st century. They gave their input on the impact of technology on national security, propaganda and disinformation, and hybrid warfare.

  • Special issue of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

    The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence publishes its first special theme issue in its 35-year history (available here). This issue, devoted to “Europe and intelligence”, includes contributions to the first thematic seminar organized by the College of Intelligence in Europe in Berlin in autumn 2019.

    The authors express themselves in a personal capacity. They do not represent the position of the Intelligence College in Europe or the intelligence communities.

  • Mr. Daniel Markić, Director of the Croatian Security and Intelligence Agency, and Mr. Andrej Plenković, Croatian Prime Minister.

    Official signing ceremony of the Letter of Intent on 26th February 2020 in Zagreb

    On 26th February 2020, 23 countries signed the Letter of Intent in Zagreb, providing the Intelligence College in Europe with a framework and a governance. Download the Letter of Intent.

    List of signatory countries, members of the Intelligence College in Europe:

    Czech Republic
    United Kingdom

    The signing of the Letter of Intent was followed by a panel discussion on the subject "Intelligence cooperation in contemporary security paradigm", presented by Mr. Daniel Markić, Director of the Croatian Security and Intelligence Agency, and Mr. Andrej Plenković, Croatian Prime Minister.

  • Seminar "Intelligence services and the EU", 22-23 October 2019, Berlin

    Organised at BND headquarters by the German intelligence community, the first College seminar enabled exchanges between more than 80 members of European intelligence services, representatives of European institutions, and academics on the topics of intelligence in Europe and relationship with the EU, establishing an essential dialogue, which respects national sovereignty in this regal domain.