PROGRAMMES
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.

01.02.2016
Defence Budgets and Cooperation in Europe: Developments, Trends and Drivers
21.05.2015
State and Strategy : How Big States Do their Strategic Thinking
05.03.2015
Towards Balanced Defence Industry in Europe: Main Specificities of Central and Eastern European Defence Industries
By Vilém Kolín
16.12.2014
Towards the Definition of a Strategic European Defence Company
03.12.2014
Pour une définition de l’entreprise stratégique de défense européenne
05.12.2013
European Commission Communication on the Defence and Security Sector: towards a Definition of a Strategic EDTIB?
09.09.2013
La communication de la commission européenne sur le secteur de la défense et de la sécurité : vers une définition d’une BITDE stratégique ?
24.05.2013
Approximation of the national legislation of Eastern Partnership countries with EU legislation in the economic field
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01.12.2012
EU energy roadmap 2050: EU external policies for future energy security
by Alan Riley, Professor at the City Law School, City University (UK), Bastien Alex, Research Fellow at IRIS (France) and Danièle Rauscher, Research Assistant at IRIS
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Research Director
Olivier De France

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
Experts
Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Edouard Simon
Senior Research Fellow
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Robert Chaouad
Research Fellow
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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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