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European issues are transversely covered by most of Ifri's centers and programs.

Some programs pay particular attention to these themes: the Study Committee for French-German relations (CERFA), the French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (CFA).

All European themes institutional, economic, citizenship, security are subject to specific studies and debates.

Dominique DAVID

Advisor to the Executive Chairman, co-editor-in-chief of Politique étrangère and co-director of RAMSES

Claude-France ARNOULD

Advisor on european affairs 

Research interests :

  • European Union
  • Defense
  • Space
Éric-André MARTIN

Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)


Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 


Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 


RAMSES 2020. A World without a Compass?, written by Ifri's research team and external experts, offers an in-depth and up-to-date analysis of geopolitics in today’s world.


It is a classic exercise to imagine what today’s world would be like if all satellites were shut down. The exact consequences of such a scenario, which is not unlikely given the inherent vulnerability of space systems to natural, accidental and deliberate interferences, are however difficult...

By: Claire DEMESMAY, Barbara KUNZ, (eds.)

While international multilateralism is under strain, it is vital for France and Germany to defend it, since it is the most appropriate system for preserving their interests – particularly in terms of welfare, security, prosperity and environmental protection. Against this backdrop, three...

By: Etienne DUBSLAFF

Whether we think of France, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria or Germany, the social democratic or socialist parties in Europe are losing ground or even facing dissolution. Ironically, the crisis of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) began with the resounding victory of...

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.

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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...

Wednesday 08 June 2016
from 17:30 to 19:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Being both the country of refuge and of transit, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey plays a key-role in the Syrian refugee crisis. The agreement between Brussels and Ankara to manage the flow of migrants, signed with German approval, caused much debate. It also pushed the question of Turkey’s...

Tuesday 31 May 2016
from 09:15 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

In August 2014, in the wake of the centenary of First World War, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel initiated an intergovernmental process with the countries of the Western Balkans. Its aim has been to improve their cooperation, put "fundamentals first" and...

Tuesday 22 March 2016
from 09:30 to 17:15 - Ifri Conferences
Ongoing tensions around the European project have been accompanied by what could be described a popular disaffection towards European Union. Other elements have also created a divide between the EU and its citizens, revolving around the idea of solidarity: the Eurozone crisis, the refugee and...
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Wednesday 16 March 2016
from 09:00 to 16:00 - Ifri Conferences

Ongoing tensions around the European project have been accompanied by what could be described a popular disaffection towards European institutions, as symbolized by a low turnout rate in the Czech Republic and the rest of Central Europe at the European Parliament elections in 2014. Other...

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By: Vivien PERTUSOT, on Polskie Radio, interviewed by Beata Płomecka, via EuranetPlus.

The consultations on Cameron’s demands were run with the EU members by the head of the European Council, Donald Tusk from Poland. Tusk wrote down what was said and sent a letter to London and other European capitals. The letter was quite peculiar, admits Vivient Pertusot, the head of the...

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