The objective of the EASS is, through internal security related academic education, research and development activities, and also through the training of honest and competent public servants, to create a secure state and conditions for stable development across the state of Estonia and therewith contribute to the security of the entire European Union (EU).
One of the priorities of the Academy is to encourage the staff participate in externally funded development and development cooperation projects. The volume of externally funded projects has significantly increased since 2016.
Academy’s ambitious projects have received international acknowledgment – in 2012, Estonian Quality Agency declared the Academy’s efforts to establish virtual reality learning environments in the area of crisis management the best innovation project in the public sector. Later same year, the Academy won the Nordic and Baltic countries’ innovation competition “Innovation of Innovations 2012”.