European Council on Foreign Relations Introduction Dr. Ulrike Guérot, Head of Berlin Office
Who weare • new think tank founded in October 2007 • 7 offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome Warsaw & Sofia • research programs: „Institutions, Money & Power“, „Russia and Wider Europe“, „Middle East & North Africa“, „Democracy, Human Rights & Justice“, „Asia Centre“
The ECFR - Council • ECFR was founded by a council whose members include serving and former ministers and parliamentarians, business leaders, distinguished academics, journalists and public intellectuals.
Whatwe do • Our mission statement: Europe needs a single voice • Promote a more integrated European foreign policy in support of shared European interests and values • To promote a new strategic culture at the heart of European foreign policy
Howwewanttoachieveourgoals • ECFR’s pan-European work through advocacy, the mass media and campaigns make the necessary connections between innovative thinking, policy-making and civic action. • Policy papers, background talks, public debates, briefings • One-to-one lobbying with deputies and policy makers
MethodologyandapproachOfour Publications • Blaming & shaming • Clustering of EU member states with respect to clear European foreign policy goals • Benchmarking of countries • Concrete policy conclusions & advice (i.e. EU-PCA agreement with Russia)
Ourpublications • „A Power Audit of EU-Russia Relations • „Afghanistan: Europe´s forgotten war“ • Policy briefs: „Meeting Medvedev“ & „New World Order“ • Forthcoming publications on ESDP, EEAS, EU in UN, Power Audit of „EU-China Relations • Various posts on the ECFR Website
Formoreinformation • To access our publications and up-to-date policy analysis visit:www.ecfr.eu • To contact the ECFR Berlin office: email@example.com