Strategic Analyses for Supporting Governmental Decision-making in the Field of Foreign and Security Policy

Strategic Analyses for Supporting Governmental Decision-making in the Field of Foreign and Security Policy

 

The Center for Strategic and Defense Studies (CSDS) of the National University of Public Service (NUPS) realizes the international EU-funded research project “Strategic Analyses for Supporting Governmental Decision-making in the Field of Foreign and Security Policy” within the KÖFOP-2.1.2-VEKOP-15–2016-00001 „Public Service Development Establishing Good Governance” project funding framework in the timeframe October 2016 – September 2018.

 

Structure

The project is made up of 8 pillars, each focusing on a key area of interest for Hungary, overseen by the director of CSDS, Dr. Péter Tálas. Three methodological pillars aim at gaining access to best practices and lessons learnt in the fields of Strategic foresight (1), Strategic guidance and planning (2) and Analytical methodology (3), while five pillars focus on geographical regions, in order to improve our understanding of drivers, trends and processes that govern foreign and security policies in Central Europe (4), the Balkans (5), the Post-Soviet region (6), Africa (7) and the Far East (8). Scholarly work within the pillars will be directed and coordinated by policy field coordinators affiliated with CSDS.

Research carried out within each pillar include analytical, methodological and comparative study volumes, policy papers, journal articles both in Hungarian and in English, as well as a series of scientific workshops, seminars and conferences.