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Ifri Bruxelles


A permanent presence at the heart of the European Union’s debates


Located at the heart of Brussels, the office constitutes since 2005 the main link between Ifri’s research and debates and the European institutions. The office fosters the wealth and skills of Ifri’s researchers. Constantly seeking innovative approaches, Ifri Brussels’ events strive to tackle hot issues as well as understudied ones, in various formats in which Ifri expertise guarantees hih added value.


Ifri Brussels also contributes to Ifri’s research effort. Its work focuses on important issues on the European agenda: the future of the EU’s institutional structure, its implications on the European political and economic landscape, and on the perceptions of citizens in various member states. Its work aims to shed light on current issues and the interest of actors and stakeholders involved, which are too often overlooked to analyse institutional processes.


The office can also join its forces with other actors. Ifri Brussels organises, every year, the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue, in partnership with nine other European think tanks. It gathers European decision makers and stakeholders to discuss hot topics on the EU’s agenda for the year to come. This high-level conference has become a high point in Brussels welcoming hundreds of participants.

Associated Research Fellow

By: Thomas GOMART, Robin NIBLETT, Daniela SCHWARZER, Nathalie TOCCI

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will severely degrade regional and global security. His decision has increased the risk of war and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and beyond. ...


Europe’s southern neighbourhood is a diverse but interlinked geopolitical ensemble, whose specificities need to be carefully assessed before Europeans devise dedicated security strategies, divide responsibilities and make policy decisions.

Wednesday 25 January 2017
from 09:30 to 11:30 - Ifri Conferences

Local democracy is at the forefront of the challenges facing the EU today. In a context of growing socio-economic difficulties and attacks against the values of citizenship, what can local representatives do in order to support the participation and inclusion of all the citizens? ...

Thursday 03 November 2016
from 17:00 to 18:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The French Institute for International Relations and the Elcano Royal Institute are pleased to invite you to the launch event of their new partnership in Brussels.

Monday 10 October 2016
from 12:30 to 14:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Ukrainian crisis buried 25 years of attempts by Russia to become part of an "extended West" or "Wider Europe". Despite obvious differences between Russian presidents since Boris Yeltsin, the conceptual course in favour of "integration" with Europe remained unchallenged, although...

Thursday 03 March 2016
from 16:00 to 17:30

2015 was a year of continuous crises. 2016 may follow the same dynamic. The Greek crisis has so far been averted but may come back in the coming months. The refugee crisis has cristallised enormous tensions around the issues of the welcoming of refugees in all EU countries. The pressure on the...

Tuesday 01 March 2016
from 13:30 to 15:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Climate change in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East could have significant impact on agriculture, the production and consumption of energy, the development of cities confronted to rural exodus as well as on political stability in the region and migration flows towards Europe. <...>

Monday 30 November 2015
at 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The fourth Building Bridges workshop took place on 30 November – 1st December 2015 in Paris. This event included a discussion between experts involved in the project and French citizens about the impact European integration had on France and what citizens' expectations are...