IRIS 26th in Ranking of International Think Tanks on International Affairs
The Global Go To Think Tanks 2016 is out! IRIS ranked better overall than last year: 27th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 1,276); 17th in the “Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks” category, 26th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category (out of 6,846), and 38th in the « Best Conference » category (out of 6,846).Press releaseGlobal Go-To Think Tanks 2016
Kick-off meeting of the EU W.H.I.S.T.L.E. Project on whistle-blowing in sport
IRIS is one of eight European institutions participating to this 2 year-long Erasmus + project, which will focus on promoting whistle-blowing in sport, concerning information related to any kind of fraud within the sports sector (doping, match-fixing, corruption, sexual harassment, etc.). Among the main deliverables, education tools and a scientific report will be produced to favour and protect whistle-blowers.
[Comment] Achilles, The Tortoise And CSDP: The Way Forward for Europe's Defence
Ares Group #13 – by Olivier de France
Last week, EU leaders gave their blessing to defence plans that should help them take the security of Europeans a bit more seriously. These efforts come from the right place. Europe does need to get its act together, and to do so on its own terms before President Obama steps down, and the EU becomes a noisy but ineffectual onlooker in the Donald Trump pantomime show…ReadMore about Ares Group
Health is neither a Business nor an Algorithm!
« Global Health » Think Tank’s Note – By Frédéric Bizard, Economist – December 2016
« Medicine should not be practiced as a trade« – the public health code (article R4127-19) could not be clearer. Wherever from – health care professional, industrialist, financier or public authority – the comparison between health and commerce has lead to multiple diversions, of which sanitary crises are only the tips of the iceberg…ReadMore about Ares Group
Putting the EU’s Global Strategy into action
The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques), together with a European consortium of think tanks, is working on a project commissioned by the European Defence Agency to provide concrete and actionable proposals to implement the European Union’s Global Strategy.More about the project
Defence Budgets and Cooperation in Europe: Trends and Investments
Edited by Alessandro Marrone, Olivier de France and Daniele Fattibene
The report provides an in-depth analysis of investments in defence equipment in 2016, including national specificities. It then analyses how defence cooperation in Europe has unfolded at the bilateral, regional, mini-lateral and multilateral levels in 2015-2016, with a particular focus on the roles played by Germany and the US.ReadPress release
Fix the Fixing
IRIS is a partner of a research program « Fix the fixing », sponsored by the EU Commission.
Fix the Fixing aims to develop a user-friendly educational tool to raise awareness among sports authorities and athletes about match-fixing, teach coping skills on resisting match-fixing approaches, and indicate ways to properly report match-fixing incidents to the relevant authorities.More about Fix the Fixing Program