Europe, Strategy, Security

The Europe, Strategy, Security (ESS) Programme seeks to understand the political and strategic changes in taking place in Europe and in its regional environment. The Programme’s work focuses on the European Strategic Observatory, preparing studies, seminars and public conferences, and offering education and training in European issues. The Programme has a particular focus on: Europe as a political and strategic force; the psyche, culture and strategic priorities of European countries; strategic and security changes in its regional environment from the Sahel to the Baltic Sea; and approaches to power and strategy.

The European Defence Fund: a Game Changer for European Defence Industrial Collaboration
par Gueorgui Ianakiev
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)
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The German Perspective
by Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
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
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)
Reforming NATO to save the Alliance
A European Army in what form? (5/5)
A European Army with whom? (4/5)
A European Army within what Framework? (3/5)
Research Director
Olivier De France

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Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Federico Santopinto
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Frédéric Mauro
Associate Research Fellow
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Jacques-Pierre Gougeon
Senior Research Fellow
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.
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  • French Ministry of Defence
  • European Defence Agency
  • European Commission
  • Airbus Group
  • MBDA