The purpose of this think tank is to promote the study, monitoring and discussion at political and strategic level of the evolution of events in those geographical environments, with a particular focus on issues with regional implications and repercussions for Portugal in the scope of security and defence, namely in the context of local transitions to democracy, energy supply, the role of regional players in Maghreb and the Middle East, regional security and peace processes. The Group has a permanent basic structure; however, its composition may vary, depending on whether specific topics are dealt with, bringing together guest experts.
This Think Tank is coordinated by Pedro Seabra.
This think tank addresses the strategic issues of the Atlantic as a whole, with a particular focus on the evolution of the North Atlantic transatlantic community, the cohesion of the Atlantic Alliance and the international order. It brings together researchers, diplomats and military personnel dealing with foreign and national security and defence policies and the external commitments undertaken by Portugal.
The Atlantic Think Tank aims to facilitate contact and the exchange of ideas between academics and policy-makers and to deepen the study of priority issues in the scope of relations between Western allies and European partners.
This Think Tank is coordinated by Patricia Daehnhardt and Carlos Gaspar.
This think tank aims to deepen knowledge on European Security and Defence Policy; to promote the discussion on its global and regional dimension; to articulate the internal and international dimension of European security; to foster knowledge of how Member States stand with regard to the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), in particular Member States that take an international stand similar to Portugal. This think tank will accompany the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union which will take place in the first half of 2021.
It provides a platform for the exchange of views between the various national institutional representatives with responsibilities in these areas and for a common understanding on the implications of the CSDP policy-making and implementation.
This Think Tank is coordinated by Isabel Ferreira Nunes.
Think tank that seeks to promote the study and discussion of Cyber Resilience issues, namely protection against threats, recoverability and adaptability, that are relevant to public and private sector institutions, in particular national critical infrastructures, contributing to the support of their decision-making process, the promotion and awareness of a culture of Security and Defence, and the dissemination of knowledge and best practices.
A more cyber-resilient society requires greater cooperation between the public sector, the private sector, social economy and citizens; improved risk management practices; a cultural change in organisations that brings Information Technology experts closer to administrations; governance mechanisms that emphasise leadership, authority, responsibility and best practises.
This Think Tank is coordinated by João Barbas.