international security information service, europe
established in 1995
ISIS Europe works to ensure that EU and NATO security strategies, policies and institutions in the enlarged Europe are designed to meet contemporary security challenges while meeting the highest standards of transparency and democratic accountability. This programme area explores the institutional responses to contemporary security challenges. Particular attention is paid to promoting comprehensive responses, integrating the co-ordination of internal and external, civil and military, preventive and defensive instruments.
ISIS Europe provides policy input to Member States and EU institutions to help ensure that the development and implementation of conflict prevention policies are coherent and conflict-sensitive. Particular attention is paid to strengthening the EU's capacity to work with key partners and NGOs, and to strengthening the link between short-term crisis management interventions and longer-term peacebuilding activities. ISIS Europe also analyses trends in European defence transformation and provides policy advice on how such developments can be harnessed for crisis management operations in a timely, cost effective and responsible manner.
ISIS Europe hosts Women in International Security (WIIS Brussels) - an informal international network of women and men working in international security across all sectors, dedicated to increasing the influence of women in foreign and defence policy by increasing their numbers and visibility, and enhancing dialogue on international security issues