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Developing a common intelligence culture within the EU

This is the aim of the "Intelligence Security Challenges and Opportunities in the EU" course organised by IHEDN from 8 to 10 November at the European Security and Defence College in Brussels.

Developing a common intelligence culture within the EU

Organised as part of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), the course entitled " Intelligence Security Challenges and Opportunities in the EU "The first face-to-face meeting of this kind took place today in Brussels.

The three days were opened by Mr François FischerThe day continued with lectures on the complexity of the intelligence cycle and the ongoing challenge of balancing the need for states to acquire intelligence for security purposes with the need for states to protect their security. The day then continued with a series of lectures on the complexity of the intelligence cycle and the ongoing challenge of balancing the need for states to acquire intelligence for security purposes with the importance of respecting the privacy of its citizens. A number of high-level academic and institutional experts gave their analyses of the issues at stake, but also of the limits of intelligence, which cannot completely dispel the fog of war.

Prepared and run by the IHEDN's Department of Europe and International Affairs (DEAI), this is the second edition of this session devoted to a subject that is still very little addressed within the CESD, and yet is crucial, as the recent work on the Strategic Compass has shown.