The Swedish Defence University cooperates with several national and international institutions and organizations.
The European Societal Security Research Group
The European Societal Security Research Group brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars focused on the expanding security role of the European Union. From military and civilian missions outside of Europe to counterterrorism, health security, food safety and critical infrastructure protection within Europe, EU members now cooperate across a host of new fields. Together, these efforts aim to improve the capacity of the EU as a whole to manage crises and protect individuals from harm. Described as "homeland security" in other national contexts, in Europe the expanding security role of the EU can be described in terms of "societal security".