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Profile of registrant

Security & Defence Agenda

Identification number in the register: 93093019106-48
Registration date: 06/07/12 17:03:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/07/14 15:13:39
The date of the last annual update was 03/07/14 15:13:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Security & Defence Agenda
Acronym: SDA
Legal status: Association sans but lucratif (asbl)
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Geert Cami
Position: Co-Founder and Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Pauline Massart
Position: Deputy Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Rue de la Science 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 23002992
Fax number: (+32) 23002990
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) is Brussels' only dedicated security and defence think-tank. The SDA raises awareness by anticipating the political agenda and focusing attention on European and transatlantic policy challenges related to security and defence. Its activities include debates, international conferences and a range of publications. The SDA brings together experts and policymakers from the EU institutions, NATO, national governments, industry, the media, think-tanks, academia and NGOs. This diversity, and a reputation for thought-provoking debate, has kept the SDA at the heart of the defence and security community.
For more information on our activities, see our website
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information: The Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) organises conferences and debates and publishes reports, discussion papers, factsheets, op-eds and guest contributions. The primary aim of the SDA’s activities is to foster discussion and debate among EU, NATO and national officials as well as NGOs, the media, politicians, business leaders and academics on European, transatlantic and global security and defence issues. The SDA does not seek to advance any particular national or corporate interests.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The Security & Defence Agenda organises debates and issues publications, details of all of which may be found on

Regular topics are: NATO-EU Affairs (transatlantic relationship, Afghanistan, civil-military cooperation, non-proliferation, women and security, Iran, human rights, regional security) • EU Home Affairs (civil protection, police cooperation, critical infrastructure protection, border security, CBRN) • Defence Economy (defence market, budgets, research and innovation) • New Threats (biothreats, cybersecurity, climate change, energy security).

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 32
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) (0 members)
  • AFCEA Europe (0 members)
  • Atos (0 members)
  • Avio (0 members)
  • BAE Systems (0 members)
  • Boeing (0 members)
  • Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) (0 members)
  • Cisco Systems (0 members)
  • DCNS (0 members)
  • European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) (0 members)
  • Eutelsat (0 members)
  • Finmeccanica S.p.A. (0 members)
  • Hewlett Packard (0 members)
  • Honeywell Europe (0 members)
  • Huawei Technologies (0 members)
  • IBM Corporation (0 members)
  • Indra (0 members)
  • Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. (0 members)
  • MBDA (0 members)
  • McAfee (0 members)
  • Mira Telecom (0 members)
  • Northrop Grumman International (0 members)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (0 members)
  • Raytheon (0 members)
  • SAAB (0 members)
  • Safran Group (0 members)
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (0 members)
  • SES (0 members)
  • Smiths Group (0 members)
  • Strategy Analytics (0 members)
  • Thales Group (0 members)
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (0 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: In addition to corporate membership (and additional project support from some of them – see our website), the Security & Defence Agenda has received financial or in-kind contributions from the following organisations and/or governments over recent years:
- Atlantic Council of the United States
- Azerbaijan Communication Office
- Belgian Ministry of Defence
- British Council
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Centro de Estudios y Documentación Internacionales de Barcelona (CIDOB)
- Chatham House
- Chicago Council on Global Affairs
- European Commission
- European Company for Strategic Intelligence (CEIS)
- European Defence Agency
- European External Action Service (EEAS)
- European Organisation for Security (EOS)
- Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
- French Ministry of Defence
- Hague Center for Strategic Studies
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
- Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation
- Mission of Georgia to NATO
- NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT)
- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
- Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Polit Bureau International
- Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)
- Silicon Valley Foundation
- Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
- Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
- Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Transparency International
- United Kingdom Ministry of Defence
- United States European Command (EUCOM)
- United States State Department


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 262,400
of which public financing: 44,600
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 15,000
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 1,500
- from local/regional sources:
International organisations : 28,100
from other sources: 217,800
- donations:
- contributions from members: 137,000
Private-sector corporate partners : 66,400
Private-sector non-corporate partners (foundations, think-tanks, NGOs) : 14,400
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

For full information on the Security & Defence Agenda’s members and sources of financing, please see the Financing and Membership pages on our website:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.