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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) 

By: Eileen KELLER

This study analyses the joint efforts by France and Germany to bring about a comprehensive reform of the European currency union. These efforts culminated in the joint Meseberg Declaration adopted in June 2018. The article contextualises these efforts with respect to the reforms realised so...


The instruments of cooperative security created during and since the Cold War to foster mutual confidence and reduce the risks of war, inadvertent escalation, and arms races, in and around Europe, have come under increasing strain.

Due to its size and economic and political weight in Europe, Germany is an important actor in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Berlin has chosen to play an active role: the Bundeswehr’s presence in Lithuania as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), but also proposals pertaining to...

The Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is raising new questions among the diplomatic services of the Maghreb countries, as well as those of southern Europe. Indeed, over the past five years, China has been translating its national priorities with increasing activism in the Mediterranean....

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. ...

Monday 11 May 2015
at 16:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The first Building Bridges workshop took place on 11-12 May 2015 in Warsaw. It was hosted by the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM). This event included a discussion between experts involved in the project and Polish citizens about the impact European...

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Friday 27 March 2015
from 09:00 to 14:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This kick-off meeting allowed for each of the experts involved in the project to get to know each other and start exchanging on their national perspectives on the EU. It gathered 30 participants from all EU countries except for Malta. 

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Wednesday 28 January 2015
from 09:15 to 18:00

For the fifth year in a row, ten leading European Think Tanks will join forces to host the annual Brussels Think Tank Dialogue (BTTD). This will be a unique opportunity to hear leading voices debate pressing issues, forecast major trends for the coming year, and put forward recommendations for...

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Wednesday 30 October 2013
from 13:00 to 16:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Registration for this event is now closed.

Friday 16 November 2012
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Ifri Conferences

The 2012 U.S. Elections have highlighted the divisions within the American political landscape. Fundamental differences in policy and ideology have considerably shaped the overall debate. Still, the race for the White House has been far closer than what observers around the world believed. On...

By: Vivien PERTUSOT,  in E!Sharp.

Last week, two major events took place in Europe: British Prime Minister David Cameron’s long-delayed speech on UK’s relation with the European Union and the 50thanniversary of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany. Both illustrate two distinct, if not opposed, views of how the EU...

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