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.
 
 
12.11.2019
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The Baltic States Perspective
by Margarita ŠEŠELGYTĖ, Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
 
 
30.10.2019
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Polish Perspective
By Marcin Terlikowski, Head of the International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
 
 
22.10.2019
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The German Perspective
by Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
 
 
16.10.2019
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The French Perspective
 
 
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The Dutch Perspective
by Dick Zandee, Head of the Security Unit, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
 
 
11.10.2019
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Italian Perspective
By Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
 
 
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Swedish Perspective
By Per Olsson, Project Manager for Defence Economics ans Materiel Supply, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
 
 
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Spanish Perspective
By Félix Arteaga, Senior Analyst, The Elcano Royal Institute (Real Instituto Elcano – Spain)
 
 
14.05.2019
Moving PeSCo forward: what are the next steps?
 
 
21.03.2019
PeSCo: The Swedish Perspective
by Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, Researcher at the Research Centre of The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
 
 
14.02.2019
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Sophie Lefeez

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
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