About us


Peter Volten – Chairperson

Peter Volten is founder of CESS and former Professor of International Relations at the University of Groningen, Peter has written extensively on security and defence issues.

Peter Vanhoutte – Secretary

Peter Vanhoutte is a Belgium high-level mediator and a Parliamentary and Political Party Empowerment Expert.

Nienke de Deugd – Treasurer

Nienke de Deugd is Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Relations and International Organization, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Wim van Eekelen – Member

Wim van Eekelen is a Dutch former Minister of Defence and Secretary General of the WEU

Centre for European Security Studies
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9712 AW Groningen
The Netherlands
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