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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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  • 20September 2021

    On 23 September, the EUISS hosted an online discussion about global trends and scenarios for global cyber capacity building cooperation.

  • 02September 2021

    On 3 September, the EUISS in cooperation with the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union co-organised Cybersecurity Conference in Bled.

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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.

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    09July 2021

    On 9 July 2021, the French Permanent Representation to the European Union organised a webinar on cyberspace with the support of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).

  • 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

    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.

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    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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    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. 

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