The AIES team: Christoph Schwarz, Velina Tchakarova, Dr. Werner Fasslabend, Lívia Benko, Michael Zinkanell, Photo: Peter Lechner

AIES Profile

As of 1 March 2023: Change in leadership at the AIES

Research & Consulting

For over 20 years (est. 1996), the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) is researching on various issues regarding the European Union and the European Integration Process.

In doing so, the focus lies on European Security and Defence Policy with regards to the European Neighbourhood Policy, transatlantic relations as well as the Austrian Foreign-, European and Security Policy.

The AIES is not only doing research on these subject areas, but also provides demand-oriented analysis and recommendations for contract partners. It is also organizing internal workshops, training courses and public discussions. In the course of this interdisciplinary work the AIES team of experts is using a network of research, political, economic, social and military institutions, facilities of the civil society, the media as well as international organisations.

Methods & Communication

The AIES team of experts is using different methods and approaches for its research. Besides using freely accessible primary sources of the European and Security Policy, other means like the exchange with institutes and universities on a national and international scale are being used (e.g. symposia, workshops, conferences, but also state institutions).

The AIES publishes research in different digital publishing formats: short analyses on current topics or AIES-studies on more comprehensive issues and research fields of the institute.

Other than that, the AIES is publishing monographs and edited volumes in the AIES series "Beiträge zur Europa- und Sicherheitspolitik".

AIES Experts