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.
 
 
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
 
 
11.05.2017
Promoting European Defence Cooperation and the Promise of Financial Incentives
by Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
 
 
13.04.2017
The Economics of European Defence: Some Additional Insights
by Jean Belin, Josselin Droff, and Julien Malizard, Chaire Économie de Défense
 
 
02.03.2017
Deploying Financial Tools in Support of European Defence Cooperation
by Guillaume de la Brosse, Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
 
 
21.12.2016
Achilles, The Tortoise And CSDP: The Way Forward for Europe’s Defence
 
 
13.12.2016
Defence and Industrial Policy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
by Martin Michelot, Deputy Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, and Milan Suplata, Security Policy Analyst
 
 
08.12.2016
The Economics of European Defence
by Keith Hartley, University of York
 
 
05.12.2016
Today’s Technological Innovations for tomorrow’s Defence
by Christophe-Alexandre Paillard, French Senior Official, Senior Lecturer (Sciences Po Paris), and Professor Nick Butler, King’s College, London.
 
 
Technological Innovation, the US Third Offset Strategy and the Future Transatlantic Defense
by John Louth, Senior Research Fellow and Director for Defence, Industries and Society at RUSI , and Christian Moelling, Senior Resident Fellow for Security Policy with GMF.
 
 
04.11.2016
Appropriate Level of European Strategic Autonomy
 
 
24.10.2016
Defence Industrial Policy in Belgium and The Netherlands
 
 
19.10.2016
The Eu’s Security of Supply Agenda
by Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
 
 
17.06.2016
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann – Nexter: A Rapid Integration as the Key for a Real Marriage
 
 
10.06.2016
Four Proposals for a Defence Procurement Plan for the European Union
 
 
03.05.2016
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Spain on EUROMALE
By Felix Arteaga, Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano
 
 
02.05.2016
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Italy on EUROMALE
By Alessandro Marrone, Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
 
 
27.04.2016
A ‘Game Changer’? The EU’S Preparatory Action on Defence Research
By Daniel Fiott, Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels ; Renaud Bellais, Associate Researcher in Economics, ENSTA Bretagne, France
 
 
24.03.2016
Armament Industry Research Group: Presentation
By the Ares Group’s Board (Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS, Paris ; Carole Ferrand, General Directorate for Armament, Ministry of Defence, Paris ; Hilmar Linnenkamp, Advisor, SWP, Berlin ; Antonio Missiroli, Director, EUISS, Paris ; Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR, London).
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.