Answer given by High Representative/Vice-President Ashton on behalf of the Commission
The core remit of the EU INTCEN is identical to that of the Situation Centre, it being understood that the following changes have taken place recently:
the consular affairs desk has been moved to the Crisis Response and Operational coordination Managing Directorate
the duty area as also been moved to the Crisis Response and Operational coordination Managing Directorate
the secure communication sector (also known as ComCen) has been moved to the Managing Directorate for Resources (IT department).
2. INTCEN has no annual budget of its own as it is part of the EEAS.
3. The total number of INTCEN staff in 2012 and 2013 will be close to 70.
4. As was the case with SITCEN, the majority of INTCEN staff are EU officials and temporary agents. Furthermore a number of national experts from the security and intelligence services of the Member Stares are employed by INTCEN.
INTCEN is composed of two divisions:
The Analysis Division is responsible for providing strategic analysis based on input from the security and intelligence services of the Member States. It is composed of various sections, dealing with geographical and thematic topics.
The General and External Relations Division deals with all legal and administrative question, as well as open source analysis. It is composed of three section, dealing respectively with IT questions, internal and external communication as well as the open source office responsible for open source analysis.