The Regional Stability in Southeast Europe Study Group contributes to peace and security in Southeast Europe, as well as to international security more broadly. Its working principles include the following:
Evaluate the situation and factors in the South East European region that promote regional stability through enhanced international security co-operation, especially with institutions located in or close to the region of interest.
Execute strategic research on an academic level supplementary to and stimulating the practical work done in the region.
Provide support for the improvement of networks in the field of international security policy and help create a peaceful, strategic and stable community in the Southeast Europe region compatible to the broader Partnership for Peace network and beyond.