Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (coordinated and edited)
The European Union (EU) is a reference point for CIDOB’s research. It considers the debates over the EU’s internal transformation and its role as an international actor, incorporating the idea that today the concept of sovereignty has overflowed state borders to expand both vertically (via membership of supranational organisations and increasing prominence of sub-state entities) and horizontally (wider range of actors and areas of sovereignty).
Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (coordinated and edited)
Patricia García-Durán Huet y Eloi Serrano Robles (eds.)
Alan Riley, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington DC.
Rob Riemen, writer and founder of the Nexus Institute
Anna Korbut, Ukrainian journalist and analyst
Moussa Bourekba, Researcher, CIDOB
Pol Bargués, Research Fellow, CIDOB
Bashkim Shehu, escritor y director de la revista "The Bridge"
Views from think tanks across Europe
Series of interviews with Arkady Ostrovsky, Marie Mendras, Andrey Kortunov and Judy Dempsey on the current domestic context in Russia and the international implications of the new mandate of Vladimir Putin
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.
What causes radicalisation? The causes of radicalisation are numerous and the mechanisms are so complex that they need to be broken to be understood.
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.
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.
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.
The former Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, was in charge of conducting the latest edition of the European Breakfasts that CIDOB organises regularly with the support of Abertis and the Europe for Citizens program. On this occasion, the challenges that the new European Commission will have to face were the main focus of his speech.
The Ukrainian Week talked to Carmen Claudín about how such international meet-ups could be useful for Ukraine, how Ukraine can communicate its perspective in the West amidst Russia’s massive propaganda campaign, and what federalization could mean for Ukraine.
The aim of the ATLANTIC FUTURE is to study the rationales of cooperation in the Atlantic area and to suggest strategies to the EU on how to engage with the wider transatlantic relationship in the context of the ongoing redistribution of power and the overall rebalancing of relations around and within the Atlantic space.
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.
El proyecto investigó cómo las fuerzas multilaterales pueden ayudar a la UE con sus objetivos, es decir, cómo la multilateral puede complementar l
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.
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.
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
The Mercator European Dialogue is a network of 150+ Members of Parliaments from across approximately 20+ Member States. The network convenes twice a year in different European cities and its members participate in regular, multilateral and thematic activities
EPIN_2CU aims to contribute to the debate on current EU issues, the future of European integration and provide a thorough understanding of national debates.
The Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies is an initiative across the four Atlantic continents by 10 leading EU-oriented centres, many with Jean Monnet professors and based in countries identified by the EU as key ”strategic partners,” to collaborate in interdisciplinary exploration of three emerging pan-Atlantic themes of particular relevance to the EU—energy; commercial interactions; and pan-Atlantic challenges to human security
EU-LISTCO investigates under which conditions ALS/CO (Areas of Limited Statehood)/(Contested Orders) deteriorate into governance breakdown and violent conflict, turning risks into security threats for Europe.The project also looks into how the preparedness of the EU and its member states can be strengthened to anticipate, prevent, and respond to threats of governance breakdown and violent conflict and to foster resilience in ALS/CO.
Hablaremos de condiciones y formas de solidaridad, de límites y amenazas, y de la relación de solidaridad entre “propios” y “ajenos”, entre lo interno y lo externo. Repensaremos la solidaridad, contextualizando el concepto en nuevas realidades, interacciones e interdependencias. Paralelamente, proponemos un trabajo crítico a partir de experiencias, fenómenos e intereses para, entre todos, pensadores, planificadores y actores, producir bases de un nuevo horizonte de civismo solidario.
This project studies the past, present and future of differentiated integration models in the European Union’s governance with the aim of facilitating policy-making, problem solving and policy implementation in the EU.
ADMIGOV aims to promote an alternative migration governance model studying the reality of existing polices and practices on the ground.
The REGIN project analyzes the role of regions in the integration of migrants and refugees in order to establish a framework of actions and tools to verify a successful integration process.
CASCADES analyzes the impact of climate change on livelihoods, economies and political systems outside Europe, the implications of such impact for Europe and what European foreign policy could do to mitigate associated risks.
The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM), Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. Conflict situations tend to last longer and it takes currently on average 17 years, before refugees fleeing civil wars may eventually have a chance to return to their home country. Hence, the long-term integration of newly arrived beneficiaries of international protection is without alternative and presents an immediate challenge for European societies.
The project carries out a comprehensive evaluation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in terms of its framework and practice. It analyses the harmonisation which goes beyond the formal institutional setting and takes into account the complex relations among the actors engaged from the local and the national levels, to the European level, in order to explain the success and the failure of coordinated action between these varied actors.
El Foro Europa Cuba es un consorcio de instituciones creado para fortalecer las relaciones de la Unión Europea con Cuba y promover una agenda de cooperación conjunta.
The European Web Site on Integration (EWSI) is a portal, which serves to share information and best practices of all member states of the European Union on the integration of immigrants.
The project has a threefold objective: 1) to generate data on the housing conditions of asylum seekers and refugees in Catalonia; 2) to understand those factors that facilitate or hinder their access to housing; and 3) to provide guidelines for the formulation of specific policies and programs in this area.
This project will address the role of women and youth in preventing violent extremism in seven countries: Germany, Spain, France, Jordan, Morocco, the United Kingdom and Tunisia.
VIADUCT’s promotes research, teaching and policy dialogue on EU-Turkey relations
The MENARA Project analyses the drivers of change for the regional order in the Middle East and North Africa and the implications of those geopolitical shifts for Europe.
CIDOB participates as a partner in Med-Reset, a project that aims to re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the Mediterranean
CIDOB participates as a partner in a project that will analyse the Future of EU-Turkey relations
El proyecto intenta brindar un breve análisis sobre las relaciones entre América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) y los países de Europa Central y Oriental (ECO) pertenecientes a la UE.
El evento reunió a 31 especialistas para analizar hacia dónde debe evolucionar la asociación estratégica entre la UE y América Latina para adaptarse a los cambios del contexto internacional lleno de incertidumbres en general y en particular la nueva etapa de relación con Cuba.
El proyecto quiere crear un espacio de diálogo y reflexión entre les diferentes actores implicados en la gestión de la llamada "crisis de los refugiados" en la Unión Europea.
The IMMIGRANT CITIZENS SURVEY is a comparative survey of 7 European countries, carried out among immigrant citizens. The survey gives a voice to those who ultimately are the recipients of integration policies adopted by the different administrations.
The DNIs project analyzes the effects of the naturalization policies in Spain. It aims to understand the mechanisms by which the procedure creates a differentiating situation both among immigrant collectives as well as within the collectives themselves.
The SAHWA Project is a FP-7 interdisciplinary collaborative research project led by the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) and co-financed by the European Commission as part of its Research Framework Programme.
During the trio EU-presidency in 2010-2011 of Spain, Belgium and Hungary, a common project has been initiated to explore, in a multidisciplinary and open reflection, the emergence of Europe in a context of globalization, deterritorialization and complex cultural dynamics. The reflection about contemporary Europe should rise above the level of issues such as identity, ethnic conflicts, the nation state, religious tolerance and essentialist cultural values. The current reality asks for a focus on interactions in multiple contexts and networks – a focus on Europe as an agora of multiple interactions or Europe as a dynamic and complex system’.
Evroseeds is a programme devised by CIDOB to host visiting fellows from the post-Soviet space.
The Uzbekistan Initiative was launched in early 2014 by the Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University and CIDOB.