Activities

To carry out its missions, the Intelligence College in Europe organises for its Members three types of activities in close cooperation with Academia: thematic seminars, outreach activities and an academic programme.

The activities proposed by the College are developed in close cooperation with Members. They comply with the rules of ethics and security common to our intelligence services.

The Intelligence College in Europe offers its Members thematic seminars on various subjects of interest to European national intelligence communities. Through workshops, discussions and roundtables, these seminars are an opportunity to exchange views between intelligence services, as well as with experts from the public sphere.

Seminars take place in the host member country. However, the College has also started organising webinars due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

Last seminar

Webinar “Hybrid Threats and their Impact on European Security”

Along with the Intelligence College in Europe, the Internal Security Institute of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences organised on 16 and 17 June 2021 an online seminar to review the various hybrid threats that European nations are facing, and how to identify and tackle them efficiently. A panel of academics and experienced decision-makers discussed these issues with a group of leaders and senior officials of European security services and law enforcement authorities, and shared perceptions to move forward on our mutual awareness.

Here are some of the recommendations suggested by the speakers.

Previous seminars

Webinar “European security challenges”

The College’s outreach scope includes every non-operational subject of interest to European national intelligence communities, and relating to general methodology and specific strategic issues. These actions, carried out through an academic prism, can be initiated by the College or at the behest of the European institutions and academic partners.

The outreach sessions organised by the College are mainly intended for national and European decision-makers, employees of European institutions, as mentioned in Article 13 of the Treaty of the European Union, as well as members of the academic world. Broader civil society, such as students and researchers, can take part in outreach sessions, under certain conditions.

Outreach sessions can also take the form of professional and academic publications produced by academics or intelligence professionals, and published in academic journals or online.

The Intelligence College in Europe offers to intelligence officers of member countries a range of specific courses and education training developed in close partnership with Academia, to help build better mutual understanding.

The College’s Academic Programme does not promote a single vision, but can facilitate contact with different strategic cultures and completes training offers developed at the national level.

The Academic Programme aims at providing flexible and professional training to College Members. The courses are organised in modules and meet the concrete needs of intelligence professionals.

It exists in two formats: a yearly executive education programme and a modularised curriculum.