Europe

Objectives

The Europe Programme aims to be a forum for critical thought about European construction, from a clear Europeanist commitment. It assesses the progress of integration and enlargement of the European Union and the relationship between this integration process and the dynamics of the great world powers (in particular the United States), other international institutions of the European sphere (the Council of Europe, NATO, the OSCE), the foreign policy of its member states and the international activities of sub-national governmental actors. The Programme focuses on current issues in European integration, and especially on the new European energy policy and its implications for Europe’s international relations.

In collaboration with the other CIDOB Programmes, this Programme also seeks to analyse Europe’s role in the world and, especially, to identify and study what is unique and specific to the European contribution to other parts of the world, such as its regional integration model. The European continent itself and, in particular, south-eastern and eastern Europe, are the most significant cases in this outward projection of the European Union. Other objectives of the Europe Programme inclue the incentive to study these issues, the formulation of innovative proposals for political action and the exchange of experiences and best practices with new states that are being incorporated intoEurope’s institutional order.

All these questions are dealt with through a number of concrete outputs, such as the publication of articles, chapters, working papers and the organisation of seminars, workshops and discussion forums, aiming to generate new ideas and convey them towards European policy-makers. Since 1999, the CIDOB Foundation and AREL (Rome) have organized jointly the Spain – Italy Dialogue Forum, which brings together leading figures from civil society to deal with current political and economic issues that affect Europe’s present and future. Likewise, since 2006, it has also co-organised the Spain – France Dialogue Forum, with the same format and objectives.

NEW - Oct 27, 2016

On the Present State of the Japanese Economy: A Message to European Economy

On October 24, Dr. Motoshige Itoh, Professor of Economics University of Tokyo and considered by many as the intellectual father of Abenomics, visited CIDOB in the framework of the European-Jaume Arias breakfasts Series, to give a lecture at CIDOB on the current state of the Japanese economy and the major results of Abenomics, the set of economic measures launched by the government of Shinzo Abe for years ago.

NEW - Apr 19, 2016

Violent Radicalization in the EU

 What causes radicalisation? The causes of radicalisation are numerous and the mechanisms are so complex that they need to be broken to be understood.

NEW - May 28, 2015

TTIP Negotiations: Caught between Myth and Reality?

The 27th of May 2015, CIDOB, in collaboration with the United States Consulate General in Barcelona and the support of the Europe for Citizens program, organized a seminar about the TTIP coordinated by Dr. Sangeeta Khorana from Bournemouth University. Jordi Bacaria, director of CIDOB, was the first to take the floor to highlight the strategic importance of the TTIP for the EU and the US and to welcome the participants.

NEW - Dec 24, 2014

Thinking about communication at a European level: Beyond (mis)understandings

Last 15th and 16th December took place at CIDOB a seminar titled “Europe behind (mis)understandings: a critical view by communication students”. The activity, funded by the programme Europe for Citizens, aimed at reflecting on communication from and about Europe, in general, and the European Union (EU), in particular.

NEW - Dec 1, 2014

Redesigning EMU Governance in Light of the Eurozone Crisis

The current eurozone crisis and, specifically, the depth and duration of the economic recession in some euro member states, has created the necessity to debate whether the original design of the euro was fundamentally flawed and, if so, what can be done to improve the governance of EMU. Another, important question which has emerged is the extent to which the design of the European Central Bank – which put a premium on independence from political pressures – has been vindicated by the performance of this institution in view of the crisis.

NEW - May 27, 2014

Speed-debating: Young Thoughts on Europe

On May 5th, CIDOB organised the first edition of Speed-Debating entitled Young thoughts on Europe, a meeting that brought together young people from the political, academic and associative fields and had as its backdrop the elections to the European Parliament.

NEW - May 3, 2014

Upgrading the EU’s response to crises

Agnieszka Nimark, associate researcher at CIDOB has contributed to a volume on the role of crisis rooms edited by the EU Institute for Security Studies.

  • Atlantic Future

    Atlantic Future

    “Towards an Atlantic area? Mapping trends, perspectives and interregional dynamics between Europe, Africa and the Americas”

    “Towards an Atlantic area? Mapping trends, perspectives and interregional dynamics between Europe, Africa and the Americas”

  • Raval Project

    The Raval Project

    The Raval Project: Giving a voice to those who could not vote

    In the European countries, there are millions of non-EU citizens, who were not allowed to vote at the European elections. With our research project, we want to understand what these Europeans think about the European Union and give their concerns an outlet.


  • EU4SEAS

    The EU and sub-regional multilateralism in Europe’s sea basins

    El proyecto investigó cómo las fuerzas multilaterales pueden ayudar a la UE con sus objetivos, es decir, cómo la multilateral puede complementar l

  • Mipex 2015

    “Integration policies: Who benefits?”

    MIPEX 2015

    The project “ Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates ” (MIPEX 2015) is led by CIDOB, and the Migration Policy Group (MPG). The project aims to inform and engage key policy actors about how to use indicators to improve governance and policy effectiveness relating to the integration of immigrants.

  • Scenarios of Macro-economic Development for Catalonia in Horizon 2030

    Scenarios of Macro-economic Development for Catalonia in Horizon 2030

    Identifying the distinctive political and economical scenarios that Catalonia may have to face should it become and independent country in the horizon 2030

    This study aims at identifying the distinctive political and economical scenarios that Catalonia may have to face should it become and independent country in the horizon 2030.

  • Europe for Citizens

    Europe for Citizens

    In-depth thinking and active citizens’ involvement with regards to European integration debates and the EU’s role in the world

    The programme will carry out research, expert and public debates, thematic or area focused meetings and disseminate publications in various languages in order to contribute to a better understanding of the European project. From a clear Europeanist commitment, the programme will persistently bear in mind what kind of Europe do we want and how the citizens can contribute to this end

  • CIDOB-OCP

    CIDOB-OCP Policy Center partnership project

    The CIDOB-OCP Policy Center partnership project deals with the Western Mediterranean Cooperation and Integration Potential. Within this framework it focuses on sustainable agriculture, food security and the water-energy-food nexus in particular.

  • Mercator European Dialogue

    Mercator European Dialogue

    The Mercator European Dialogue is a network of EU parliamentarians, providing MPs the unique opportunity to exchange ideas on the future of Europe, share national concerns on a European level and better understand emerging trends.