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(Adrian Părăluţă, Daniel Markic, Sascha Bosezky, Omar Haijawi-Pirchner, François Fischer)
Adrian Părăluţă, Daniel Markic, Sascha Bosezky, Omar Haijawi-Pirchner, François Fischer

Anticipation by Intelligence, Seminar in Vienna

From 17 May to 19 May 2022, the Austrian Strategic Intelligence Agency held a thematic seminar on "Anticipation by Intelligence". Austria welcomed almost 140 participants from 24 nations. Methodologically, the conference was designed in the form of presentations, panel discussions and working groups to enable the broadest possible involvement of the participants. The following questions were discussed, among others: How does the relationship between intelligence producers and costumers function nationally and internationally? What can and what does the political decision-maker need to know and what effect does intelligence anticipation have in the decision-making process? What can and cannot be expected from intelligence anticipation? What is the role of methodology and technology in anticipating threats and challenges now and in the future?

Mr. François Fischer, newly appointed Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intelligence College in Europe (ICE)

In April this year, Mr. François Fischer was elected by the Intelligence College’s members as the new Director of the ICE’s Permanent Secretariat.

Intelligence and Space Seminar in Paris

On 21 and 22 February 2022 in Paris, the French Intelligence Community organised with the College a thematic seminar on intelligence and space. Space involves much more than military and security issues. Its mastering involves daily applications ranging from communications, connectivity and synchronisation, to geolocation and meteorology. These applications are of daily use and their resilience is strategic. Before an audience made up of members of the Intelligence College in Europe, speakers from research, institutions, industry and services elaborated on the challenges that space represents now. A summary of this seminar is available hereunder.

Croatia grants the Director with an award from SOA

Mrs. Yasmine Gouédard, Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intelligence College in Europe, came to visit the Croatian Security and Intelligence Agency (Sigurnosno-obavještajna agencija - SOA) on 29 March 2022. The Director was received by SOA Director Daniel Markić and his associates, and was presented with an SOA award for successful and outstanding cooperation with SOA and contribution to the College's development.

Seminar "The Societal Response To Radicalisation And The Role Of The Security Environment"

Co-organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security of the University of Maribor and Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA), under the framework of The Intelligence College in Europe, the 27 participants from 13 European countries attended the seminar Radicalisation - The Societal Response To Radicalisation And The Role Of The Security Environment in Ljubljana from 15 to 16 February 2022. A summary of this seminar is available hereunder.

Message of Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni, on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the College

On the occasion of the opening of the Itlaian Presidency of the Intelligence College in Europe (February 2022 – January 2023), Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni, Director General of the DIS (Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza - Security Intelligence Department), introduces this new presidency.

Upcoming event: LFD conference “Intelligence and Europe: Unity beyond Secrecy” – Sat 29/01/2022

On Saturday 29th January, from 11am to 12pm, the Intelligence College in Europe will be organising a round table event during the La Fabrique Défense fair in Paris (28/01/2022-30/01/2022), on the topic of “Intelligence and Europe: Unity beyond Secrecy”. Open to all, you can participate by registering to attend the LFD fair. The College will also welcome you on its stand from Friday to Sunday for more information on our activities and developments.

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.

Round table on the topic of the European Security Policy in Bucharest

On the 7th December 2021, a Round Table on the topic of “European Security Policy, Strategic Autonomy and the Role of the Intelligence College in Europe in building a common strategic culture” took place in the "Mihai Viteazul" National Intelligence Academy, in Bucharest. The event was affiliated to the French Ministry of Armed Forces initiative La Fabrique Défense and was attended by the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, Mr. Eduard Hellvig, representatives of the Romanian Intelligence Community and Academia, and the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intelligence College in Europe, Mrs. Yasmine Gouédard.

Participation to the "intelligence officer for a week" in Vilnius

Between 5 and 15 October 2021, the Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences of the University of Vilnius, with the support of the State Security Department of Lithuania (VSD), and in association with the Intelligence College in Europe and La Fabrique Défense, organised for the second time the “intelligence officer for a week” course.