ARES – Armament Industry European Research Group
Objective
The Armament Industry European Research Group (Ares Group) was created in 2016 by The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), who coordinates the Group. The aim of the Ares Group, a high-level network of security and defence specialists across Europe, is to provide a forum to the European armament community, bringing together top defence industrial policy specialists, to encourage fresh strategic thinking in the field, develop innovative policy proposals and conduct studies for public and private actors.

Group members
The club brings together experienced armament policy and defence industrial policy experts, working accross European universities and think tanks.

Activities
• Publications:
- Comments: short-format opinion pieces
- Policy Papers: medium format notes
- Reports: long format studies
These publications are freely available on the Group’s website. Policy Papers and Reports are written jointly by two or more experts to provide a cross-eyes approach to one subject.
• Two annual seminars take place in Brussels and Paris supported by the material produced by the Group.
 
 
11.06.2018
The European Defence Fund: Challenges and Opportunities for the Land Armament Industry
 
 
29.04.2018
Building the EDTIB beyond 2020
Ares Seminar Report - Apris 29, 2018, Brussels
 
 
27.02.2018
Defence Industrial Policy in Norway: Drivers and Influence
By Kjetil Hatlebakk Hove, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
 
 
19.01.2018
The Relationship between Prime contractors and SMEs. How to Best Manage and Fund Cooperative Programmes
 
 
09.01.2018
Defence industrial Policy in Finland. Drivers and Influence
by Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
 
 
28.11.2017
European preference, Strategic autonomy and the European Defence Fund
 
 
25.09.2017
 
 
28.08.2017
The Impact of Brexit on the European Armament Industry
 
 
26.07.2017
Defence and Industrial Policy in Poland
By Marcin Terlikowski, Head of European Security and Defence, PISM
 
 
17.05.2017
Eu Regulatory Incentives for Armament Cooperation: Lessons from directive 2009/81/EC
By Edouard Simon, PhD Candidate – University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Sophie Lefeez

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
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