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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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Florent MARCIACQ

Associate Research Fellow at the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ)

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03/06/2021
By: KP LUDWIG

Satellite constellations have become core elements of the digital transition. Over the next decade, several thousand satellites will have to be launched, to build these constellations.  For positioning satellites, preferably in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), reliable and affordable launch...

25/05/2021
By: Céline PAJON, Eva PEJSOVA

EU-Japan relations have undergone a major uplift over the past 5 years. Bound by the Economic and Strategic Partnership Agreements, as well as the Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity, the two once-distant players have been stepping up efforts to address the many shared security concerns in...

28/04/2021
By: Alice BILLON-GALLAND, Richard G. WHITMAN

This paper explores how the E3 format – involving France, Germany and the UK – might develop in response to the challenges presented by the UK’s departure from the EU. The paper outlines how the trilateral format has supported policymaking to date, most notably in dialogue on Iran’s nuclear...

20/04/2021
By: Ties DAMS, Xiaoxue MARTIN, Vera KRANENBURG, (eds.) with , John SEAMAN, Marc JULIENNE

Analysis from 17 countries and EU institutions reveals that Chinese soft power in Europe – defined as the ability to influence preferences through attraction or persuasion – has seen better days.

14/04/2021

In Germany's parliamentary democracy, political parties play an important role in mandating Bundeswehr missions abroad and in overseeing their deployment. The political debate on these deployments is polarized between opponents, who are called “pacifists”, and supporters, who are called ...

06/04/2021
By: Felix Christian MATTHES

2020 marked the beginning of the total phasing out of electricity production based on coal, as well as coal extraction in Germany. Laws implemented in 2020 concluded a governmental process started in 2015, which itself resulted from a prior broader debate on the role of coal in a viable and...

25/03/2021

The global car market has been shrinking since 2018. This is a key economic sector for Germany whose producers belong to the Top 15 carmakers worldwide. Yet they are running the risk of being outclassed and eventually replaced, given emerging actors in the USA and China.

10/03/2021
By: Ulrich EITH

Baden-Württemberg's economic and social structure offered good starting conditions for center-right parties from the beginning, which the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) initially knew how to use for itself. From 1953 to 2011 the Prime Minister belonged to the CDU. In 2011 the...

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.

25
Sep
2015
Friday 25 September 2015
from 09:00 to 10:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Nothing is going as predicted in the US campaign: the favorites of six months ago are struggling while radical candidates are making the front page.  On the right Jeb Bush polls third behind Donald Trump; on the left, Clinton is losing ground to Bernie Sanders.  What does this say...

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07
Sep
2015
Monday 07 September 2015
from 17:30 to 19:00 - Conférences

Almost all member states and EU institutions have included "EU reform" within their lexicon, but its definition differs from one actor to another. This event will focus on the debates over integration emerging from talks of "EU reform". <...>

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06
Jul
2015
Monday 06 July 2015
at 16:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The second Building Bridges workshop took place on 6-7 July 2015 in Madrid. It was hosted by the Elcano Royal Institute. This event included a discussion between experts involved in the project and Spanish citizens about the impact European integration had on Spain and what...

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11
May
2015
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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27
Mar
2015
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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28
Jan
2015
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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