The European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS) is a Europe-wide multidisciplinary network of scholars that share the goal of consolidating security studies in Europe.
Specifically, the aims of the EISS are two-fold:
To develop and sustain a Europe-wide network in the field of security studies. This gives visibility to the range of individual and collective research projects that are currently underway in Europe and beyond
To establish a forum for the exchange of ideas in order to foster new joint research projects and develop international research partnerships.
The EISS has three main characteristics:
It is (1) thematically-driven and open to all theoretical approaches, (2) multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, and (3) geographically inclusive.
Early-career scholars, members of the armed forces, of diplomatic services, as well as national
and international civil servants.
History, political science, law, philosophy, economics, psychology, sociology, etc.
Each year, the Annual Conference is organised on a rotational basis in a different European country.
Thereby, the ambition of the EISS is: