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Mr. François Fischer attends the events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Romanian National Intelligence Academy in Bucharest

Between 12 and 13 of October 2022, the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intelligence College in Europe attended a series of meetings with our Romanian colleagues, in Bucharest.

The Director met the leadership of the Romanian Intelligence Service, of the National Intelligence Academy and attended a national outreach event organized with the participation of the Romanian Intelligence Community senior leadership. The event was associated to the celebration of 30 years of education in intelligence at the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy.

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).

ESDC Doctoral School Conference, Brussels 11th July 2022

Invited by Dirk Dubois, the Director of the European Defence and Security College (ESDC), Mr Fischer the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intelligence College in Europe, has intervened during the Annual ESDC Doctoral School Conference, on the 11th July 2022.

Intelligence Cooperation in the 21st Century

On the 13th and 14th June 2022, the seminar ‘Intelligence Cooperation in the 21st Century’ took place in Breda, the Netherlands. This event was hosted by the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and supported by both Dutch Intelligence and Security Services under the framework of the Intelligence College in Europe (ICE). Around 70 participants from 21 countries attended.
(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.