National partners

The debates in the Member States are organized in cooperation with the following partner organizations:


Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations (Belgium)

The Royal Institute for International Relations is an independent think-tank based in Brussels. Its interdisciplinary research is conducted in a spirit of total academic freedom. Drawing on the expertise of its own research fellows, as well as that of external specialists, both Belgian and foreign, it provides analysis and policy options that are meant to be as operational as possible. Benefiting from the role of Brussels in the global arena and from the prestigious setting of the Egmont Palace, the Institute offers an ideal forum to visiting high level representatives.


Open Estonia Foundation (Estonia)

The Open Estonia Foundation (OEF) is a non-governmental not-for-profit public benefit foundation established in 1990 with the support of the philanthropist George Soros. The foundation is based in Tallinn, Estonia, and is affiliated with the global Open Society Foundations (OSF) network. OEF's goal is to help build open society in Estonia and other countries. Its activities are driven by a vision of democracy, civil society, social responsibility and equal opportunities in democratic decision-making processes.


Finnish Institute of International Affairs (Finland)

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a research institute whose mission is to produce high quality, topical information on international relations and the EU. The Institute realizes its aims by conducting research as well as by organizing domestic and international seminars and publishing reports on its research and current international issues. The purpose of the research carried out by the Institute is to produce focused information of a high standard for use by the academic community and decision-makers, and in public debate. 


EuropaNova (France)

EuropaNova was founded in 2003 by a group  of young, professionally active intellectuals committed to political  and  citizen  life  following  the  shock  of  the  first  round  of  the  French  presidential  election.  It gradually became, as of 2005, a think & action tank in favour of European integration. EuropaNova works closely with the European institutions, think tanks and civil society to develop solutions to solve the crisis and promote reform of the European Union as well as to promote the creation of a genuine European public  space.


Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin (Germany)

The Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin is a joint project by the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute in Paris. It was established in early 2014 as a research-based Think Tank with the objective to contribute to a better policy debate on Europe in Germany. The Delors Institut is currently building up a staff of around 5-10. It will primarily focus on four core areas of European integration: Economic and Monetary Union; Foreign relations and security policy; Energy; EU-institutions and Governance. 


Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Greece)

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, more commonly known as ELIAMEP, is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit-making organization. Since 1988, it is working on the production and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge on European and foreign policy issues. Through its research and information activities Eliamep seeks to contribute to the development of more effective policies for confronting major social challenges for our times. 


Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) is a research centre in the fields of foreign policy, political economy and international security. A non-profit organisation, IAI aims to further and disseminate knowledge through research studies, conferences and publications. It cooperates with other research institutes, universities and foundations in Italy and abroad and is a member of numerous European consortia and international networks. 


Institute of Public Affairs (Poland)

Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is a leading Polish think tank and an independent centre for policy research and analysis, established in 1995. Its mission is to contribute to informed public debate on key Polish, European and global policy issues. Its main areas of study include European policy, social policy, civil society, migration and development policy as well as law and democratic institutions. The IPA has a team of in-house researchers/policy analysts and an extensive network of associate experts from academia and other paths of life. 


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal)

Established in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for the whole of humanity, the Foundation’s original purpose focused on fostering knowledge and raising the quality of life of persons throughout the fields of the arts, charity, science and education. Bequeathed by the last will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the Foundation is of perpetual duration and undertakes its activities structured around its headquarters in Lisbon (Portugal) and its delegations in Paris (France) and London (the United Kingdom).


GLOBSEC Policy Institute (Slovakia)

GLOBSEC Policy Institute is a regional think-tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its main objective is to help decision-makers and opinion-makers in Central Europe - and in Visegrad countries in particular - to craft common responses to current challenges and strengthen their voice in EU and NATO debates. By engaging the region’s top experts and institutions, GLOBSEC Policy Institute produces publications and undertakes advocacy activities that cover and highlight topics of security and defence, Central Europe and EU’s Eastern and South-Eastern neighbourhood. 


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