Since its creation in 1971, the IFSH has regularly carried out research on the CSCE/OSCE, paving the way for the creation of CORE on 6 January 2000. German Federal President Johannes Rau and OSCE Secretary General Jan Kubis attended the opening ceremony. CORE is headed by Dr. habil. Cornelius Friesendorf who succeeded Dr. Wolfgang Zellner in 2018.
CORE conducts scholarly research on OSCE-related matters, as well as providing policy advice, training, and teaching. CORE addresses policy-makers, academics, civil society organizations, and the broader public. In assessing the opportunities and limitations of the OSCE, CORE analyses South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
CORE publishes the OSCE Yearbook, and played a central role in the creation of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. It offers training courses for incoming OSCE Chairmanships and has also been involved in mediation.
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