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.
 
 
06.05.2020
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Danish Perspective
by Sten Rynning, Professor of the University of Southern Denmark
 
 
30.04.2020
European Defence should not be the Casualty of the ‘Great Lockdown’
By Felix Arteaga, Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute / Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor at EUISS / Keith Hartley, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of York / Sylvie Matelly, deputy director at IRIS / Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director at IRIS / Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme at IAI / Margarita Šešelgytė, Director at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University/ Édouard Simon, Research director at IRIS.
 
 
22.11.2019
The European Defence Fund: a Game Changer for European Defence Industrial Collaboration
par Gueorgui Ianakiev
 
 
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
PeSCo: The French Perspective
 
 
PeSCo: The German Perspective
by Claudia Major, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), and Christian Mölling, Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
 
 
05.02.2019
PeSCo: The Cyprus Perspective
By Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, Research Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
 
 
27.11.2018
PeSCo: The Greek Perspective
By Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, Research Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
 
 
15.11.2018
PeSCo: The Belgian Perspective
by Federico Santopinto / Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP)
 
 
15.10.2018
PeSCo: The Polish Perspective
by Marcin Terlikowski, Head, International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Federico Santopinto

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
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Videos
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.