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?
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.
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.
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.
Italy, Romania, Finland
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.