Over the years, the activities of the Centre for European Security Studies have been financially supported by grants or assignments from the:

(in alphabetical order)

  • British Ministry of Defence
  • European Union
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
  • Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
  • German Ministry of Defence
  • Netherlands Ministry of Defence
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MATRA /POBB)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Open Society Foundations (OSF)
  • Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • University Fund Groningen
  • vfonds, the Netherlands
  • Volkswagen Foundation, Germany


The Centre also benefits considerably from in-kind contributions made by individuals, NGOs and governmental agencies. For instance, speakers often participate in our events without remuneration, and facilities are provided free of charge for seminars, courses and workshops.


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