In January 2002 the
European Union Institute for SecurityStudies (EUISS)
became an autonomous Paris-based agen-cy of the European Union. Following an EU Council Joint Action of 20 July 2001, modified by the Joint Action of 21 December 2006, it is now an integral partof the new structures that will support the further deve-lopment of the CFSP/ESDP. The Institute’s core mis-sion is to provide analyses and recommendations thatcan be of use and relevance to the formulation of theEuropean security and defence policy. In carrying outthat mission, it also acts as an interface betweenEuropean experts and decision-makers at all levels.
are monographs on topical questionswritten either by a member of the EUISS research teamor by outside authors chosen and commissioned by theInstitute. Early drafts are normally discussed at a semi-nar or study group of experts convened by the Instituteand publication indicates that the paper is considered by the EUISS as a useful and authoritative contribution tothe debate on CFSP/ESDP. Responsibility for the viewsexpressed in them lies exclusively with authors.
are also accessible via the Institute’s website: