Founded in 2000, the Kosciuszko Institute is a leading, non-governmental and non-profit think tank and research institute. Our 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.
NONPARTISAN EXPERT ACTIVITY
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.
As a leader among Polish non-governmental organisations, the Kosciuszko Institute runs a range of national and international projects devoted to multifaceted aspects of security, including energy and economic security as well as cybersecurity. Engaging key policy and business stakeholders, the representatives of international organisations and the NGO sector in collaborative efforts, our Institute initiates socio-political debate on the most pressing challenges facing Poland and Europe.
Due to its leadership position, our think tank attracts the best analysts from all over the world to launch multiple pioneering and innovative ventures. The Kosciuszko Institute is the originator and organiser of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, an annual conference dedicated to the strategic aspects of cyberspace. The first edition of the event was held in 2015. Recognising its pivotal role as a platform for regular dialogue between key stakeholders, Concise Courses has ranked the event among the top five cybersecurity conferences in Europe. As part of the CYBERSEC initiative, we have also rolled out a national edition of the conference: the Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC PL.
For over 15 years, the Kosciuszko Institute has put consistent effort into building close and durable relationships with a wide array of actors for whom our country’s dynamic development, political and economic stability and security have become their highest priority.
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.
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 Economic Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Digital Affairs, 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.
The Kosciuszko Institute and HSD are partners within the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity (Global EPIC). This initiative has been founded to enable the future securely through the development and sharing of new knowledge in the field of cyber security – leading to societal, economic and technological impact in a timely fashion. It will do this by building a global community of innovation ecosystems who will collaborate on projects and share expertise through an expanding network of diverse organizations. This initiative will see 14 global ecosystems co-creating and adopting world-changing solutions to high-impact cybersecurity challenges, both current and emergent. The ecosystems involved come from over 10 different countries spanning three continents, reflecting the truly global nature of the partnership.