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.
 
 
11.07.2022
Critical technologies and industrial capabilities: National definition and policy implications. The UK case
By Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, RUSI
 
 
01.06.2022
Critical technologies and industrial capabilities: National definition and policy implications. The Spanish case
By Raquel Jorge-Ricart, Policy Analyst on Technology Policy at Elcano Royal Institute
 
 
23.05.2022
Critical technologies and industrial capabilities: National definition and policy implications. The Italian case
by Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali
 
 
19.04.2022
To face the Russian threat, Europeans need to spend together – not side by side
By Felix Arteaga / Senior Analyst, the Elcano Royal Institute / Renaud Bellais, University Grenoble-Alpes / Olivier de France, Senior Research Fellow, IRIS / Sylvie Matelly, Deputy Director, IRIS / Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS /
Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, IAI / Margarita Šešelgytė, Director, the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University / Edouard Simon, Senior Research Fellow, IRIS / Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, RUSI / Daniel Fiott and Dick Zandee, Members of the Scientific Committee of the ARES Group
 
 
01.04.2022
EU Civil-Defence Synergies: Understanding the Challenges and Drivers of Change
by Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor, EU Institute for Security Studies, and Michalis Ketselidis, Senior Expert, European Commission
 
29.03.2022
New models of defence innovation: From national perspectives to a collective EU action ?
Conference organized by the ARES group in Brussels.
 
 
25.03.2022
Defence innovation: New models and procurement implications. The Polish Case
by Marcin Terlikowski, Head of the International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
 
03.03.2022
Unpacking the space package: a contribution towards greater European resilience in space?
Webinar organized by the ARES group about the “space package” published by the European Commission.
 
28.02.2022
Unpacking the defence package: a new step towards a European defence ?
Webinar organized by the ARES group about the “defence package” published by the European Commission.
 
 
01.02.2022
The 2022 Defence Package: A useful contribution to support the European Defence Fund?
 
 
15.09.2021
Defence innovation: New models and procurement implications. The Estonian Case
By Tomas Jermalavicius, Head of studies at the International Center for Defence and Security (ICDS) and former Deputy Director of the Defence Policy and Planning Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, and Martin Hurt, Research fellow at ICDS, former Undersecretary for defence investments at the Estonian MoD.

 
 
02.09.2021
What scope for EU-US Defence Industrial Cooperation in the 2020s?
 
 
24.06.2021
The European Defence Fund and Space: Added Values and Priorities
by Paul Weissenberg, Former Deputy Director General at European Commission and Member of the Air and Space Academy, and Xavier Pasco, Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)
 
 
20.05.2021
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The German Case
by Christian Mölling, Research Director, DGAP, and Torben Schütz, PhD Student, Helmut Schmidt University (University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg)
 
 
12.05.2021
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The British Case
par Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society, RUSI
 
 
03.05.2021
Linking PESCO and EDF: Mechanisms and Political Choices
 
 
19.03.2021
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Finnish Case
by Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
 
 
22.10.2020
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Italian Case
by Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali, and Andrea Gilli, Senior Researcher, NATO Defense College, Affiliate at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation
 
 
21.09.2020
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The French Case
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Édouard Simon

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
Follow the Ares Group Activities
En vidéo
28.02.2022
Webinar organized by the ARES group about the “defence package” published by the European Commission.
03.03.2022
Webinar organized by the ARES group about the “space package” published by the European Commission.
29.03.2022
Conference organized by the ARES group in Brussels.