Director: Mark Leonard
EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Matteo Mencarelli
ECFR’s objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy. It is independent and has no connection to the institutions of the EU. ECFR has developed a strategy with three distinctive elements that define its activities:
- A pan-European Council. ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over one hundred Members - politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU's member states and candidate countries - which meets once a year as a full body. Through geographical and thematic task forces, members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback on policy ideas and help with ECFR's activities within their own countries. The Council is chaired by Martti Ahtisaari, Joschka Fischer and Mabel van Oranje.
- A physical presence in the main EU member states. ECFR, uniquely among European think-tanks, has offices in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw. Our offices are platforms for research, debate, advocacy and communications
- A distinctive research and policy development process. ECFR has brought together a team of distinguished researchers and practitioners from all over Europe to advance its objectives through innovative projects with a pan-European focus. ECFR's activities include primary research, publication of policy reports, private meetings and public debates, ‘friends of ECFR' gatherings in EU capitals and outreach to strategic media outlets. ECFR’s research work looks at the impact of European foreign policy on Asia, Wider Europe and the Middle-East and North Africa. ECFR is also undertaking special initiatives on Germany in Europe, Reinventing Europe and the ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard.
Areas of work
ECFR’s research work looks at the impact of European foreign policy on Asia, Wider Europe and the Middle-East and North Africa. ECFR is also undertaking special initiatives on Germany in Europe, Reinventing Europe and the ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard.
Objective of the Euromed/Middle East programme
ECFR’s MENA program places a priority on generating timely, informed and provocative analysis in order to tackle the drivers of political tension, instability and potential violence in a highly volatile region that faces diverse and dramatic political, economic, demographic and environmental shifts in the short and medium term. In doing so, ECFR MENA focuses on offering analysis, input and ideas for Europe to develop a joint and more effective approach to the North Africa countries.
The MENA programme seeks to identify opportunities for Europe to make a real difference in the MENA region at this crucial time, by supporting democratic transition in the countries where revolutions have taken place and using its influence to press for real change where autocratic regimes have remained in power. ECFR advocates European engagement with and promotion of wide-ranging reform in the region, including in the spheres of politics, economic development, trade and migration.
ECFR – LONDON HQ
35 Old Queen Street
London SW1H 9JA
Phone: +44 (020) 7227 6860
ECFR – MADRID
c/ Felipe IV 9, 1º Centro
Phone: +34 91 523 4818
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