The IFSH's Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) is a leading academic institution specifically dedicated to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It closely co-operates with the OSCE, the German Federal Foreign Office and the national delegations in Vienna. Our academic researchand our knowledge transfer and policy analysis examines the structures, instruments and activities of the OSCE, including human rights, conflict management, conventional arms control and field operations. CORE publishes the OSCE Yearbook and has trained incoming OSCE Chairmanship delegations since 2007. CORE led the establishment of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and co-founded the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions. CORE closely co-operates with the German Federal Foreign Office. German Federal President Johannes Rau and OSCE Secretary General Ján Kubiš attended the opening ceremony in the year 2000.