On the occasion of the start of the British Presidency of the College, from February 2021 for a year, the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mrs. Beth Sizeland, introduces her projects and ambitions for the College.
In September 2020, 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.
The webinar showed Members share, for the most part, similar views over these three topics, and the event paved the way for further exchanges within the College.
In June this year, Mrs. Yasmine Gouédard was elected by the College members to be the first head of the ICE’s Permanent Secretariat. On 14th September, she formally took up her position of the coordination structure. Since, she has been actively working on consolidating links between members. Mrs. Gouédard is in close contact with the stakeholders of the College, and in constant association with the Presidency and Troika board. Her first trip was to Zagreb, as Croatia assumes since February 2020 ICE’s rotating presidency for a year.
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
The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence publishes its first special theme issue in its 35-year history (available here). This issue, devoted to “Europe and intelligence”, includes contributions to the first thematic seminar organized by the College of Intelligence in Europe in Berlin in autumn 2019.
The authors express themselves in a
personal capacity. They do not represent the position of the
Intelligence College in Europe or the intelligence communities.
On 26th February 2020, 23 countries signed the Letter of Intent in Zagreb, providing the Intelligence College in Europe with a framework and a governance. Download the Letter of Intent.
List of signatory countries, members of the Intelligence College in Europe:
Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Netherlands Norway Portugal Romania Slovenia Spain Sweden United Kingdom
The signing of the Letter of Intent was followed by a panel discussion
on the subject “Intelligence cooperation in contemporary security
paradigm”, presented by Mr. Daniel Markić, Director of the Croatian
Security and Intelligence Agency, and Mr. Andrej Plenković, Croatian Prime
Organised at BND headquarters by the German intelligence community, the first College seminar enabled exchanges between more than 80 members of European intelligence services, representatives of European institutions, and academics on the topics of intelligence in Europe and relationship with the EU, establishing an essential dialogue, which respects national sovereignty in this regal domain.
A success in numbers: 300 participants, 66 intelligence services, 30 European countries, Decision-makers, Academics.
After a discussion about the concept of
strategic culture with academics, heads of European intelligence services, and
representatives of European institutions, the President of the French Republic
did the closing speech and announced the main lines of the Intelligence College