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OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions
The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions is an autonomous OSCE-related track II initiative. The Network's members are research institutions from across the OSCE area that are engaged in academic and policy research on issues relevant to the OSCE agenda. The Network is neither an OSCE structure nor subordinated to the OSCE or its participating States. Network members provide expertise, stimulate debates, raise awareness of the OSCE, address common challenges, and support OSCE dialogue formats. In doing so, the Network contributes to achieving the participating States’ shared vision of a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community.
Membership is open to think tanks and academic institutions that are willing and able to contribute academic expertise and policy analysis on OSCE-relevant issues (for the current list of members, see Members). Within the Network, member institutions work on joint projects (see Projects).
The Network was created by more than a dozen research institutions on 18 June 2013, during the OSCE Security Days at Vienna Hofburg. It was based on an idea of OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier from July 2011.