General research resources on European internal security issues
German research group, which covers internal security alongside wider peace and security studies
ACELG seeks to proactively contribute to the academic and policy debate on the evolution of legal and governance processes in Europe. Its focus is on mapping and understanding of, as well as critically reflecting upon, the constitutional (political, legal, and economic) evolution that has taken place, or is taking place, in the European Union.
CCLS is a space which encourages intellectual confrontation across disciplinary lines, namely between political scientiﬆs, international lawyers, sociologiﬆs, anthropologiﬆs, lawyers, philosophers, hiﬆorians and geographers. Our research intereﬆs include social transformations and the manner in which insecurities and fears are conﬆructed, as well as security management practices.
Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. Alongside economic affairs, it has a strong profile in EU Justice and Home Affairs.
The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical. It features regular research on EU JHA cooperation.
The Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) is based in Groningen, the Netherlands. It seeks to support civil society in young democracies, but its sponsors are mostly government organisations.
The European Human Rights Research Network is a consortium of academic organisations (Institutes and Centres) that promote and conduct research in all areas pertaining to Human Rights. The network facilitates collaborative projects, provides exchange opportunities for students and academics, and hosts an annual conference to showcase current research projects as well as collaborative workshops, seminars and public events.
The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to fostering European integration through analysis and debate, supporting and challenging European decision-makers at all levels to make informed decisions based on evidence and analysis, and providing a platform for engaging partners, stakeholders and citizens in EU policy-making and in the debate about the future of Europe.
The European Societal Security Research Group brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars focused on the expanding security role of the European Union. It focuses specifically on crisis management and other areas of internal security policy that are beyond the ASFJ, but under the purvey of interior ministries, such as civil protection. The website also features the most extensive listing of EU technical networks for crisis management and internal security beyond border security and police cooperation.
The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is the premier scholarly and professional association focusing on the European Union, featuring a special section on Justice and Home Affairs.
German academic association focused on internal security studies in Germany and Europe.
The Jacques Delors Institute is the European think tank founded by Jacques Delors in 1996 after the end of his presidency of the European Commission. Our aim is to produce analyses and proposals targeting European decision-makers and a wider audience, and to contribute to the debate on the European Union.
KORSE is intended to become a German network with Europe-wide impact. It is meant to grow sustainably, involving partners from Germany and Europe, and to become a first address for legal issues related to European security research. This will aim at supporting German applicants in European security research.
Natolin European Centre is a research centre dealing with issues pertaining to European integration and Euro-Atlantic security.
French academic network specialised in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.
A further extensive French platform and blog on EU internal security.