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Centre for European Security Studies


The Centre for European Security Studies is an independent non-governmental organisation based in the north of the Netherlands. From our tiny office in the old university town of Groningen, we run programmes that focus on democracy in the realm of defence and security. Our mission is to promote transparent, accountable and effective government in the security sector. In pursuit of this aim, we conduct research, provide policy advice, hold debates, organise roundtable discussions and offer training courses. We are able to carry out such a wide range of activities thanks to the co-operation of a wide network experts and partners, mostly based in Europe. The results of these collaborative efforts are presented here under the headings publications and events. Our work is also made possible by the support of governmental and independent sponsors.


Additional Materials from Centre for European Security Studies: Books | Policy Briefs

Working Papers

Title: Trade policy issues in the Wider Europe – that led to war and not yet to peace
Authors: Michael Emerson
Date: July 2014

Title: Promoting Good Governance in the Security Sector: Principles and Challenges
Authors: Mert Kayhan (ed), Merijn Hartog (ed)
Date: June 2013

Title: Strengthening Oversight of the Security Sector
Authors: Erik Sportel (ed), Vasili Tchkoidze (ed)
Date: October 2011

Title: NATO's Retirement? Essays in Honour of Peter Volten
Authors: Margriet Drent (ed), Arjan van den Assem (ed), Jaap de Wilde (ed)
Date: January 2011

Title: Security Sector Reform in Central Asia: Exploring Needs and Possibilities
Authors: Merijn Hartog, editor
Date: April 2010

Title: SSR in the Republic of Moldova: Strengthening Oversight of the Security Sector
Authors: Erik Sportel, editor, Sami Faltas, editor
Date: January 2010

Title: Perceptions and misperceptions in the EU and Turkey: Stumbling blocks on the road to accession
Authors: Peter M.E. Volten, editor
Date: October 2009

Title: Peace support operations: The past and the future. Papers of the Ankara Seminar
Authors: Ritske Bloemendaal, editor, Kars de Bruijne, editor
Date: July 2008

Title: Common Norms and Good Practices of Civil-Military Relations in the EU
Authors: Anne Aldis, editor, Margriet Drent, editor
Date: July 2008

Title: UKRAINE AND NATO: The Policy and Practice of Co-operating with the Euro-Atlantic Security Community
Authors: Nienke de Deugd
Date: June 2007

Title: Governance and the Military: Perspectives for Change in Turkey
Authors: Sami Faltas, editor, Sander Jansen, editor
Date: May 2006

Title: The Western Balkan Candidates for NATO Membership and Partnership
Authors: David Greenwood
Date: December 2005