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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 to the President 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: Nele Katharina WISSMANN, Łukasz JURCZYSZYN

The coronavirus crisis has affected the countries of the Weimar Triangle to varying degrees. Bilateral relations between Germany and Poland as well as Germany and France have been strongly influenced by border closures, which have led to tensions between the countries. 

By: Pauline DESCHRYVER, Charlotte GARDES, Théo MARET, Clémence PELEGRIN

Green finance has been a burgeoning sector since the Paris Agreement and is at the crossroads of financial, socio-economic and environmental challenges. It is hybrid in nature: it uses financial instruments and focuses on environmental issues, while coming under the wider field of so-called ...

By: Franco-German Future Dialogue 2019

Europe is divided in many ways. Brexit and rising nationalism are striking examples of this existing fragmentation. But what unites us Europeans? The Franco-German Future Dialogue 2019 has met fellow Europeans in thirteen member states of the European Union to discuss questions of identity. Do...


In 2018, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution classified 24,100 people in Germany as right-wing extremists. More than one out of two right-wing extremists is described as “violence-oriented”.  These figures demonstrate the high level of threat in the German...


As Emmanuel Macron hosts Angela Merkel, Vladimir Zelenskiy, and Vladimir Putin for a summit aimed at resolving the Ukraine conflict, it is worth taking stock of the French leader’s Russia policy to try to discern what Paris’s policy toward Moscow can and cannot achieve.

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 - Conférences

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 - Conférences

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 - Conférences

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.

Tuesday 03 May 2011
from 13:00 to 14:30 - Dinners and Luncheons

Déjeuner-débat introduit en anglais par Benjamin Augé, Chercheur associé au programme Afrique subsaharienne, IFRI et par Comrade Sunny Ofehe, Président-fondateur de l'ONG : HOPE FOR NIGER DELTA CAMPAIGN (HNDC).


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