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.

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
EU-Eastern European Partners Cooperation in Energy Security : Achievements, Barriers and Prospects
EU-Eastern European Partners Cooperation in Energy Security : Achievements, Barriers and Prospects
Improving the EU’s Aid to its Neighbours : Lessons Learned from the ENPI, Recommendations for the ENI
Improving the EU’s support for the civil society in its neighbourhood: rethinking procedures, ensuring that practices evolve
by Julien Bousac, Laure Delcour, Vera Rihackova, Iryna Solonenko, Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan
The EU and its Eastern Partners: Energy needs and Future Prospects
by Edward Christie Hunter, Dr. Samuel Lussac, Dr. Kataryna Wolczuk
Weimar Defence Cooperation – Projects to Respond to the European Imperative
Europeanizing European foreign policies by forging European diplomats?
Research Director
Olivier De France

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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
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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