ABOUT THE KOSCIUSZKO INSTITUTE
The Kosciuszko Institute Association is an independent, non-governmental think tank that was founded in 2000 as a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to act in the interest of the socio-economic development and security of Poland as a proactive member of the European Union and NATO.
Specializing in making strategic recommendations, our Institute lays down the paths for the advancement of key public policies offering substantive support for Polish and European decision-makers alike. Our think tank fellows produce nonpartisan and independent reports and analyses, and their conclusions are an essential source of information for the private sector and civil society.
Active in 5 programme areas, Cybersecurity being the flagship. Apart from being the creator of the annual CYBERSEC Forum, also the founder of CYBERSEC HUB – the first cyberscurity innovation and competence center in Poland.
Among the numerous partners collaborating with our Institute, we should mention Polish and European public institutions, international organisations, national champions representing different sectors of the economy, world’s business leaders, top-tier think tanks from Poland and abroad, and the most influential, opinion-forming media. Since 2017, member of Global EPIC – a Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, gathering 13 entities from 9 countries of the world.
A network of institutions which act as patrons for the Institute’s initiatives and projects includes the European Parliament, the European Commission, NATO, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, the Chancellery of the President of Poland, the National Security Bureau, the Ministry of Digital Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, the Ministry of Finance, the Government Security Centre, the Supreme Audit Office, the Ministry of Energy, the National Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the World Bank.
ABOUT CEPA - CENTER FOR EUROPEAN POLICY ANALYSIS
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research institute. Our mission is to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure, and politically free Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States. Our analytical team consists of the world’s leading experts on Central-East Europe, Russia, and its neighbors. Through cutting-edge research, analysis, and programs we provide fresh insight on energy, security, and defense to government officials and agencies; we help transatlantic businesses navigate changing strategic landscapes; and we build networks of future Atlanticist leaders.
CEPA believes that the strategic theater encompassing the region between Berlin to Moscow, and from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, represents an area vital of strategic interest to the United States. It was across this geographic space where the vision of Europe “whole, free, and at peace” was first achieved in the 20th century—yet today it is under threat. From Wilson and Masaryk to Reagan, Havel, and Wałęsa, CEPA works to preserve and extend the shared legacy of fighting for freedom, and America’s essential role in Europe, among a new generation of Atlanticists.
Through innovative ideas, effective relationships, and media engagement CEPA works to bring about positive change in Central-East Europe and Russia by strengthening NATO’s frontline, better understanding the Kremlin’s strategic aims, promoting greater solidarity within the EU, and bolstering Atlanticism
ABOUT CYBERSEC FAMILY OF EVENTS
Launched by the Kosciuszko Institute in 2015, CYBERSEC is a successful and well-established annual public policy conference dedicated to strategic security aspects of the global technology revolution. It has embraced the need for trust-based, multilateral and cross-sectoral cooperation. As a result, CYBERSEC is not just a conference, it is a thriving international community that combines the knowledge and experience of experts and professionals. In 2019 we will continue to channel the Community’s energy into producing actionable, ground-breaking reports and recommendations that will shape policies and secure the world’s digital DNA. CYBERSEC has already established its presence in Krakow, Warsaw and Brussels.