Bringing Europe Together


“We believe that it is time to awaken the potential that Central Europe has and turn it into a productive effort for the common good of the people from all corners of Europe.”

Introductory Word

Actual Articles

Fred’s remark on Slovak 8×8 Armoured Fighting Vehicle tender

In response to a request for submissions for a new armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) from the Slovak government five designs have been submitted. Spa…

An opportunity for Central European air forces

Niektoré štáty aj v strednej Európe zvažujú prezbrojenie svojich vzdušných síl novými nadzvukovými stíhačkami. Okrem iných nevyhnutností, treba zab…

Czech and Slovak air reforms: a chance for alignment

We are pleased to present our new collaborator: Frederick Hardman Lea.Fred is studying his next school – Crisis and Security Management at th…

They said about us

Miroslav Lajcak 2014 (11981540724)

“Nowadays no country in Europe can pretend to be able to solve problems on its own. Every important topic in Slovakia also has its European context. I believe that the activities of ICE will be a good contribution to the understanding and unity of Europe. I have known Martin for many years and I know how important it is for Europe to be strong in terms of security and for Slovakia to be a stable and reliable part of it.”

Miroslav Lajčák – EU Special Representative for the Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue, former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
François Gemenne

“With each European summit looking like a Shakespearian tragedy these days, bridging the gap between Western, Central and Eastern Europe has become a matter of survival for the European Union. In such a dire context, the birth of ICE is more welcome than ever. The Institute brings exactly what the intellectual and political debates in Europe desperately need at the moment: tools and materials to foster a better understanding across the continent.”

François Gemenne – Directeur de l’Observatoire Hugo à l’université de Liège et enseignant à Sciences Po / Director of the Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège and teacher at Sciences Po
Martin-Klus 2020

“The idea that European ideals would also prevail over national interests has long lived. Yet, the rise of nationalism and extremism across Europe threatens to shake the very foundations of the European project with every divisive topic on the leaders’ agenda. This is the reason why it is crucial to promote hubs where European values can be spread – without these, we’re abandoning the field to nationalists and extremists.”

Martin Klus – State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic