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Transnational challenges

There is a growing overlap between the EU’s internal and external security problems. Terrorism, organised crime and unregulated migration not only pose a threat to European internal security, but also have a serious impact on the stability of Europe’s immediate neighbourhood. Very often, they find their roots in conflicts and instability further abroad in Africa or Asia.

For some time, the European Union has been active in international debates on the governance of these challenges, and has created new policy instruments of its own. Already in the early 1990s, the EU successfully linked its home-affairs priorities with its Common Foreign and Security Policy. The 2015 migration crisis showed the limits of that approach, and has sparked a new wave of reforms.

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    09July 2021

    The course was designed to support colleagues in EU headquarters and delegations improve their skills in the identification and formulation of new external cyber capacity building projects.

  • 21June 2021

    On 21 June, EUISS Senior Analyst Giovanni Faleg participated in the meeting of the EU Council's Horizontal Working Party on Enhancing Resilience and Countering Hybrid Threats. Dr Faleg discussed how civilian CSDP missions can better contribute to address, and be protected from hybrid threats. The initiative was supported by the Portuguese Presidency of the EU.

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    18June 2021

    Looking ahead to the horizon of 2030, this Chaillot Paper analyses the need for a conflict prevention approach in the face of three megatrends that will have far-reaching global repercussions.

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    18June 2021

    On 18 June 2021, EUISS and the International Peace Institute hosted a virtual workshop on the priorities for 2022-2024 of the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on peace operations and crisis management.

  • 18May 2021

    On 18 May 2021, Giovanni Faleg participated to the international conference “Hybrid threats in the context of European security" organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the National Defence Institute and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Abstract blue Neon Light with Mirrors and cubical spheres © Photo by Maximalfocus on Unsplash
    17May 2021

    On 17 May 2021, the EUISS in cooperation with the External Action Service (EEAS) and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, held a scenario-based discussion with EU Member States and international partners. The discussion, the first of its kind, focused on how to address international security challenges related to cyberspace.

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    10May 2021

    Co-organised by the EU Institute for Security Studies and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this virtual consultation explored the link between the stability of the cyber domain and international security, and consider how the EU and African partners can cooperate on a strategic security agenda fit for the digital age.

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    28April 2021

    Our new Chaillot Paper highlights the key role the EU can play in building the intellectual groundwork for the emergence of a new arms control treaty system to replace those agreements which are currently being abandoned.

  • Shadow of a woman standing under fluorecent light - Photo by Bit Cloud on Unsplash
    14April 2021

    On 14 April 2021, the EU Cyber Direct project, together with Chatham House’s International Security Programme (ISP), organised a series of interactive online sessions to discuss the role of civil society organisations in the fight against cybercrime. 

  • Blue fiber optics - Photo by JJ Ying on Unsplash
    13April 2021

    This virtual track 1.5 consultation between the European Union and African partners explored what concrete initiatives and actions the EU and Africa could develop in order to strengthen their cooperation in cyberspace while building better partnerships at national, regional and multilateral levels.

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  • 2 persons holding pencils and sitting in front of laptops - Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash
    09July 2021

    The course was designed to support colleagues in EU headquarters and delegations improve their skills in the identification and formulation of new external cyber capacity building projects.

  • 21June 2021

    On 21 June, EUISS Senior Analyst Giovanni Faleg participated in the meeting of the EU Council's Horizontal Working Party on Enhancing Resilience and Countering Hybrid Threats. Dr Faleg discussed how civilian CSDP missions can better contribute to address, and be protected from hybrid threats. The initiative was supported by the Portuguese Presidency of the EU.

  • EU and UN flags
    18June 2021

    On 18 June 2021, EUISS and the International Peace Institute hosted a virtual workshop on the priorities for 2022-2024 of the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on peace operations and crisis management.

  • 18May 2021

    On 18 May 2021, Giovanni Faleg participated to the international conference “Hybrid threats in the context of European security" organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the National Defence Institute and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Abstract blue Neon Light with Mirrors and cubical spheres © Photo by Maximalfocus on Unsplash
    17May 2021

    On 17 May 2021, the EUISS in cooperation with the External Action Service (EEAS) and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, held a scenario-based discussion with EU Member States and international partners. The discussion, the first of its kind, focused on how to address international security challenges related to cyberspace.

  • Title of the event and logos of participating organisations
    10May 2021

    Co-organised by the EU Institute for Security Studies and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this virtual consultation explored the link between the stability of the cyber domain and international security, and consider how the EU and African partners can cooperate on a strategic security agenda fit for the digital age.

  • Shadow of a woman standing under fluorecent light - Photo by Bit Cloud on Unsplash
    14April 2021

    On 14 April 2021, the EU Cyber Direct project, together with Chatham House’s International Security Programme (ISP), organised a series of interactive online sessions to discuss the role of civil society organisations in the fight against cybercrime. 

  • Blue fiber optics - Photo by JJ Ying on Unsplash
    13April 2021

    This virtual track 1.5 consultation between the European Union and African partners explored what concrete initiatives and actions the EU and Africa could develop in order to strengthen their cooperation in cyberspace while building better partnerships at national, regional and multilateral levels.

  • 26March 2021

    In this new miniseries we look at past expectations that turned out to be untrue and try to learn from past mistakes.

  • 05November 2020

    Daniel Fiott served as a panel speaker at an expert workshop organised by the European Commission.

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