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).

NEW - Mar 20, 2018

Expert Voices: What is Russia up to?

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

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.

  • Atlantic Future


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

    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.

  • 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.


    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

    MIPEX 2015

    “Integration policies: Who benefits?”

    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.

  • Macro-economic Scenarios of Catalonia's Development in Horizon 2030

    Macro-economic Scenarios of Catalonia's Development 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 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


    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

    Towards a Citizens' Union

    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

    The Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies

    An initiative across the four Atlantic continents by 10 leading EU-oriented centres

    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


    Europe's External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders

    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.

  • Sociedad más diversa, ¿sociedad menos solidaria?

    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.


    EU Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability

    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


    Advancing Alternative Migration Governance

    ADMIGOV aims to promote an alternative migration governance model studying the reality of existing polices and practices on the ground.