Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, ranking among the top think tanks in Europe. With an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world, CEPS has amply demonstrated its ability to anticipate trends and to analyse policy questions well before they become topics of general discussion.


Centre for European Reform (CER)

The Centre for European Reform (CER) is an award winning independent think-tank devoted to making the EU work better, and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European, but not uncritical and aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.

Clingendael Institute

Clingendael is an independent think tank and a diplomatic academy, based in The Hague – City of Peace and Justice. The Clingendael Institute aims to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world through our analyses, training and public debate. Clingendael works with partners across public and private sectors, including policymakers, members of the armed forces, diplomats, politicians and business executives.

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is a leading independent ‘think and do tank’ that wants to make policies in Europe and Africa work for inclusive and sustainable development. The ECDPM has over thirty years of experience in Africa-Europe relations, international cooperation and development policy and a focus on climate, energy and food, economy and trade, geopolitics and development, governance, migration and mobility, and peace and security.

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and influencers to share ideas. The ECFR build coalitions for change at the European level and promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world.


Finabel promotes and facilitates the interoperability of land forces through the harmonisation of military concepts, doctrines and procedures. It produces recommendations, guidelines and research for army decision-makers according to the demands of its Member States. Finabel convenes the leadership of its Member States’ armies in annual meetings. The organisation complements and cooperates with EU and NATO military structures.

Ifri – Institut français des relations internationales

Ifri, the French Institute of International Relations, is the leading independent research and debate institution in France dedicated to the analysis of international issues and global governance. Ifri’s policy-oriented research strives to shed light on international events and put them in perspective. It is primarily useful for political and economic decision-makers as well as academics, opinion leaders, and civil society representatives.

Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate (PS) produces and delivers original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience. Featuring exclusive contributions by prominent political leaders, policymakers, scholars, business leaders and civic activists from around the world. PS provides news media and their readers with cutting-edge analysis and insight, regardless of ability to pay.

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) advises the German government and parliament on questions of foreign and security policy. It is one of Europe’s largest foreign policy think-tanks, conducting independent, practice-driven research. SWP also advises decision-makers in relevant international organisations such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.