Towards a New European Security Agenda

We are neighbors. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, no matter how some of the EU leaders juggle this word. Common history is evidence that Europe never could build a solid security architecture and ensure the continent’s peaceful, stable development while trying to spite Russia or leave it out of the equation. Many politicians have publicly acknowledged this. And I am sure it won’t work.

Sergey Lavrov
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

The project “Towards a New European Security Agenda” is part of the Global & Regional Security: New Ideas for Russia Program. In the framework of the project, PIR Center participates in discussions on the update of European Security and Russia’s participation in solving key military-political problems of the region.


  • Organization and holding of seminars, expert discussions on European security issues.
  • Development of recommendations for foreign policy agencies.
  • Assistance in promoting Russia’s interests in the European space, opinions of Russian experts and scientists on the problems and architecture of security in Europe.
  • Training of young specialists in European security.


“The Swiss Embassy is pleased to participate in the seminars of PIR Center, where very important security issues are raised and discussed. PIR Center serves as a useful link between diplomats, researchers and practitioners, which provides an opportunity to exchange views and develop mutual understanding on global security issues,” Krystyna Marty Lang, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation