[NEW PROJECT] Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe
The ENGAGE project, which brings together 13 academic institutions and think tanks from across Europe, including IRIS, examines how the EU can effectively and sustainably meet strategic challenges by harnessing all of its tools to become a more assertive global actor.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme.More about the ENGAGE Project
The European Defence Fund and Space: Added Values and Priorities
By Paul Weissenberg (AAE/ASA) and Xavier Pasco (FRS)
A few weeks after the publication of the Commission’s Action Plan on Synergies and as the EDF Work Programme should be agreed upon by the end of the month, this ARES Group policy paper explores the potential linkages between EU space policy and the EDF. It offers a series of reflection on what needs to be done to ensure the required policy coherence and deliver the needed space military capabilities.ReadMore about Ares Group
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications
By Carlos Martí Sempere (Spain) – By Jean-Pierre Devaux and Gaspard Schnitzler(France) – By Alessandro Marrone and Andrea Gilli (Italy) – By Charly Salonius-Pasternak (Finland) – By Trevor Taylor (UK) – By Christian Mölling and Torben Schütz (Germany)
These series of policy papers are dedicated to the new models of defence innovation and their implications for the ministries of defence’s procurement. At a time when the European Commission is elaborating the work programme of the European Defence Fund, the objective is to realise a mapping of the main EU member states’ defence innovation systems and their evolution to give more consideration to dual use technology, open innovation, and user-centric innovation.#62 - The Spanish Case#63 - The French Case#64 - The Italian Case#65 - The Finnish Case#67 - The British Case#68 - The German CaseMore about Ares Group
Review of the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP): lessons for the implementation of the European Defence Fund (EDF)
Analysis by Frédéric Mauro, Lawyer at the bar of Brussels, Associate Researcher at IRIS (France), Edouard Simon, Senior Fellow at IRIS (France/Belgium) and Ana Isabel Xavier, Professor in International Relations at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (Portugal).
This review requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on SEDE aims at analysing the implementation of both PADR and EDIDP in details and the link between the military and the industrial capability development dimensions.Read
The World Climate and Security Report 2021
By the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security, in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Security, Council on Strategic Risks, the Clingendael Institute, the Hague Center for Strategic Studies and IRIS.
The World Climate and Security Report (WCSR) 2021 from the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security is a global assessment of the security dimensions of a changing climate and effective means to address them. It is intended to inform timely climate and security policy and action, and builds upon the analysis in the first WCSR, released in February 2020.Read
Restoring European Security: From Managing Relations to Principled Cooperation
Analysis by Olivier de France (IRIS), Günter Bächler, Alexandra Dienes, Thomas Greminger, Anna Gussarova, Hiski Haukkala, Andrey Kortunov, Łukasz Kulesa, Alexandra Martin, Zachary Paikin, Yauheni Preiherman, Sonja Stojanović Gajic, Fred Tanner, Nathalie Tocci, Tony van der Togt, Simon Weiß, Julie Wilhelmsen, for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in partnership with Globsec
This report aims, within the framework of the Cooperative Security Initiative (CSI), to generate ideas and create momentum in favour of cooperative security and multilateralism throughout the OSCE in order to make a more secure Europe possible.Read
A New Erasmus+ Sport Project for the Development of a Sport Diplomacy for the European Union
Until the end of 2022, this two-year project, TES-D, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union involves a consortium of academics andpractitioners from six countries of the EU, and the UK. It aims to develop a set of policy recommendations for the establishment of a common sport diplomacy at the EU-level and to create a network of relevant stakeholders.More about TES-D
IRIS 17th in Ranking of International Think Tanks on Defence and National Security
The Global Go To Think Tanks 2020 is out! IRIS achieved a higher ranking compare to last year: 21th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 2,075); 17th in the “Top Defence and National Security Think Tanks” category, 29th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category, 41st on « Best Conference » category (out of 11,175).Press releaseGlobal Go-To Think Tanks 2020