From June 27th to July 2nd, Beata Przybylska-Maszner made a study visit to the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris. During it, she met with Marie Brethous, Associate Analyst in charge of the Transatlantic Relations and EU-NATO affairs portfolio. EUISS is the Union’s agency dealing with the analysis of foreign, security and defence policy issues. The Institute was set up in January 2002 as an autonomous agency under the Common Foreign and Security Policy to foster a common security culture for the EU, support the elaboration and projection of its foreign policy, and enrich the strategic debate inside and outside Europe. Based in Paris, the EUISS is now an integral part of the new structures that underpin the further development of the CFSP/CSDP. The Institute’s core mission is to provide analyses and fora for discussion that can be of use and relevance to the formulation of EU policy. In carrying out that mission, it also acts as an interface between European experts and decision-makers at all levels. The research part of the visit of prof. Beata Przybylska-Maszner also included meetings with academics of the Institut d’etudes politiques (Sciences Po). Her visit concerned establishing cooperation and promoting the activities of the JM Centre.