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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

Claude-France ARNOULD

Special Advisor for European Affairs 

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: Barbara KUNZ, Ronja KEMPIN

On 22 January 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sign the Treaty of Aachen on “Franco-German Cooperation and Integration.” The document is set to complement the original Elysée Treaty from 1963, signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad...


In September 2010, China stopped all exports of rare earths and associated products to Japan, depriving Japan’s industry of essential raw materials. This decision highlighted the tensions around the trade of critical materials and China’s monopoly on a group of particular metals. Western...

By: Dorothée KOHLER, Jean-Daniel WEISZ

The issue of the digital transformation of the industry provoked in France as in Germany the return of the state and the introduction of a subsidiary industrial policy. Feeling threatened in its industrial leadership, Germany mobilized its resources through industry 4.0 by building a vision...

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...
Tuesday 07 February 2012
from 07:00 to 08:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Ifri Brussels is organising a restricted event entitled “The EU and migration: The challenges of demographic change”. We will have the pleasure to host Prof. Jack Goldstone from George Mason University who will present his new book Political Demography: How...

Tuesday 31 January 2012
from 08:30 to 17:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The outlook is grim. EU governments are implementing austerity packages; populist and nationalist movements are growing; social discontent rages. Given these challenges, ten leading Brussels-based think tanks have joined forces to discuss the unavoidable issue of Solidarity and Austerity in...

Wednesday 07 December 2011
from 11:30 to 14:30 - Ifri Conferences

Ifri and SWP will organize a closed Franco-German workshop on European and global economic and financial governance. The first panel will be devoted to the G8-G20, both to draw conclusions on the French presidency and assess future cooperation between France and Germany on that matter. The...

Tuesday 15 November 2011
from 12:00 to 13:30 - Ifri Conferences

OSW and Ifri are hosting a lunch debate with Marek Menkiszak, Head of the Russian Division at OSW and Gilles Vander Ghinst, Head of Contact Countries, Global Partners Section, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO.

Tuesday 18 October 2011
from 13:00 to 14:30 - Ifri Conferences

Damien Degeorges, a Junior Researcher at the French Institute of Strategic Research (IRSEM) and PhD candidate in Political Science, provided a wealth ofinformation concerning the geopolitical, energy, environmental and security position of Greenland in the Arctic.

Tuesday 13 September 2011
from 13:00 to 14:30 - Dinners and Luncheons

Lunch debate with Lassi Heininen, University lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Finland.


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