Researchers, academics, analysts and students
Researchers, academics, analysts and students working on security issues can connect with the OSCE in a variety of ways. Since 1998, the Organization runs a researcher-in-residence programme in Prague, hosting hundreds of graduate and post-graduate research projects. A wealth of information on the OSCE and other security-related topics collected since 1973 can also be found in the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague.
A very popular way for groups of students, military and police officers, government officials, diplomats, teachers and others to learn more about the Organization is to pay a visit to the OSCE’s conference facilities in Vienna. Universities and postgraduate or professional institutions can request a group visit of a maximum of 25 participants if they wish to attend the weekly Ambassadors’ meetings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, planning their visit several months in advance.
Several times a year, the OSCE also holds a variety of outreach events in Vienna and in other cities throughout the OSCE region. These include the OSCE talks, a series of one-day seminars that bring together leading researchers, experts, and students to discuss topical issues on the OSCE’s agenda.
OSCE Security Days, a regular event series that brings fresh thinking and innovative solutions to OSCE policy-making, are mostly open to the public upon mandatory registration.
The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions
The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions is an autonomous group of research institutions that provides expertise, stimulates debate and raises awareness of the OSCE. Founded during the OSCE Security Days on 18 June 2013, membership in the network is open to interested institutions from throughout the OSCE area.
Academia and the OSCE - New Mediterranean
The New-Med Track II Network unites experts inspired by a common commitment to peace and security in the Mediterranean region and an interest in how the OSCE can move Mediterranean co-operation forward.
Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security
The Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security was tasked to prepare the basis for an inclusive and constructive security dialogue across the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian regions, reflect on how to re-build trust among OSCE participating States, and examine perceived threats in the OSCE area as well as potential common solutions. In this context, the Panel produced two reports: an interim report on lessons learned for the OSCE from its engagement in Ukraine and a final report on the broader issues of security in Europe.