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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, editor-in-chief of Politique étrangère and co-director of RAMSES

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Claude-France ARNOULD

Special Advisor to the President for European Affairs 

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Éric-André MARTIN

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

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Marie KRPATA

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

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Paul MAURICE

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

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26/02/2021
By: Christophe BERTOSSI, Amal EL OUASSIF, Matthieu TARDIS

While migration from Africa is the priority of European policies for the control of the European Union’s external borders, African migration dynamics are above all regional. Sub-Saharan migration is poorly connected to transcontinental flows: more than 70% remain in Africa.

23/02/2021
By: Corentin BRUSTLEIN, (ed.) , Félix ARTEAGA, Rob DE WIJK, Yvonni EFSTATHIOU, Claudia MAJOR, Alessandro MARRONE, Christian MÖLLING, Alice PANNIER, Magnus PETERSSON, Charly SALONIUS-PASTERNAK, Marcin TERLIKOWSKI, Peter WATKINS

To what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic affected defense priorities across Europe?

21/01/2021

What are the next geopolitical challenges of the century? The global pandemic has altered the equilibrium between Asia and the West and sealed the rift between China and the United States, accentuating the world’s shift towards the East. On this polarized chessboard, two fault lines converge:...

12/01/2021
By: Annette LENSING

In the context of increasing awareness of the climate crisis, environmental parties across the EU obtained high scores in the European elections of May 2019, reaching 20% in Germany, 17% in Ireland, 16% in Finland and 13 % in France. Meanwhile, far-right parties gained strength.

15/12/2020
By: Jean-Pierre DARNIS

At the end of year 2020, the European space sector finds itself at a crossroads between challenges and opportunities. While the 2019 European Space Agency (ESA) Ministerial Conference marked a progression in terms of budgets, a sign of renewed space ambitions, the technological and...

10/12/2020
By: Frank DECKER

Since 2018, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union) has been confronted with a long-lasting leadership crisis. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel’s favorite candidate for the position of party leader, was not able to maintain herself at the top of the...

07/12/2020
By: Florence FAUCHER, Colin HAY

Despite the posturing, both the United Kingdom and the European Union are trying to reach a deal. However, London’s cliffedge strategy and Brussels’ control of the agenda and progress of the negotiations could result in an “any deal is better than no deal”. 

08
Jun
2016
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...

31
May
2016
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...

22
Mar
2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
from 09:30 to 17:15 - Conférences
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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16
Mar
2016
Wednesday 16 March 2016
from 09:00 to 16:00 - Conférences

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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03
Mar
2016
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...

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01
Mar
2016
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. <...>

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30
Nov
2015
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...

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