French seminar on open-source intelligence (OSINT)
From 1st to 3rd of March 2023, France welcomed in Paris an Intelligence College in Europe seminar on open-source intelligence (OSINT). During this event, the six main French intelligence services, as well as academics, EU and European member states services representatives and civil society members have been able to dialogue on their views and concerns as far as challenges and developments of OSINT are concerned. Even if OSINT is still delicate to define in a homogenous way all over Europe and beyond, a few consensuses arose thank to the various presentations. OSINF (Open Source Information) is one part of the scene, it encompasses commercial data basis or available in open data, accessible to the public for any kind of purpose (research, watch). On the other hand, OSINT covers more targeted field. It is concrete and actionable intelligence collected on precise target, with complex techniques from screening to de-anonymisation. The purpose of the collection makes the difference between OSINF and OSINT.
Security Processes and Challenges in the Western Balkans and their impact on Europe – Executive Education Session
On behalf of the Intelligence College in Europe (ICE), from 6 to 10 February 2023 the Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) hosted a session on security processes and challenges in the Western Balkans (WB) and their impact on Europe. 30 participants from 14 ICE member countries joined the session in Zagreb to reflect on the security in South East Europe from several different perspectives and on current challenges facing this area.
“Psychology in the Service of Intelligence” Seminar
Under the framework of the Intelligence College in Europe the Portuguese Republic Intelligence System (SIRP), organised on 29th November 2022, the “Psychology in the Service of Intelligence” Seminar, which was attended by 41 representatives of ICE members states and partners, as well as European academics.
Munich – Module on Counterterrorism
From 17th until 21st October 2022 the Module on “Counterterrorism” took place in Munich, Germany. This official kick-off event of the Modularised Curriculum was hosted by the German Universität der Bundeswehr (UniBw) under the framework of the Intelligence College in Europe (ICE).
Launch of the Academic Programme in Madrid
The Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI) of the Kingdom of Spain, in collaboration with Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), organised the first module of the Intelligence College in Europe’s Executive Programme in Madrid, from 25 to 29 October 2021. The sessions took place at the campuses of these three partner universities, and the Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) and the Universidad de Cádiz (UCA) were also associated through various activities.