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Research Centres and Networks

Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures
The Anna Lindh Foundation is an organisation shared by the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean. It aims to bring people together to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support civil society working for a common future of the region.
Main Site: www.euromedalex.org

Armenian Forum
Armenian Forum provides information about Armenians and Armenia as a focus of study.
Main Site: www.gomidas.org

British International Studies Association (BISA)
BISA is an independent academic organisation which promotes the study of International Relations and related subjects through teaching, research, and the facilitation of contact between scholars.
Main Site: www.bisa.ac.uk

Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies
The centre is committed to engage into research in the relations and developments of the modern Middle East, defined as the area bounded by Morocco in the west, Iran in the east, Turkey in the north and Sudan in the south.
Main Site: www.sdu.dk

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
CEPS is a policy think tank in Brussels, providing research and activities on economic and international policy matters.
Main Site: www.ceps.be

Centro Internacional de Toleda para la Paz (CITpax)
CITpax is an independent, non-profit Spanish foundation, geared toward contributing to the prevention and resolution of conflicts, the management of crises and the consolidation of peace within a framework of respect and promotion of basic human rights and democratic values.

Club de Madrid. Democracy That Delivers
An independent organisation dedicated to strengthening democratic values and leadership around the world by drawing on the experience and resources of its Members – more than 70 democratic former Heads of State and Government from 50 countries who contribute their time, experience and knowledge to this mission.
Main Site: www.clubmadrid.org

Concordia 21 (C21)
C21 is an independent foundation which seeks to draw together accomplished and socially responsible individuals, with the object of devising effective social investment that contribute to stability and social advancement in the world.

Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA)
DARA is an independent, international, non-profit organisation, which works to improve the quality and impact of development and humanitarian interventions. DARA do this through research, evaluations, promoting learning, and knowledge sharing.
Main Site: www.daraint.org

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
ECFR is a pan-European think tank. 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.
Main Site: www.ecfr.eu

European Cultural Foundation
The European Cultural Foundation initiates and supports cultural expression and interaction that empower people to realise a shared future in Europe. The foundation link inspirational people and ideas to cultural policy making both in local communities and on the European political stage.
Main Site: www.eurocult.org

European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (MEDEA)
MEDEA’s role is to strengthening cooperation with EU’s neighbours, and more specifically with those of the South and the Arab-Muslim world.
Main Site: www.medea.be

European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN)
EPIN is a network of think tanks and policy institutes focusing on current EU and European political and policy debates. EPIN aims to contribute to the debate on the future of Europe through expert analysis and commentary and through providing easy access to understanding the different national debates.
Main Site: www.epin.org

Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo)
EuroMeSCo is concerned with creating lasting cooperative professional relationships with similar non-governmental and independent organisations. It seeks to construct relationships between Europe, the Maghreb and the Mashriq on a North-South and South-South basis, in order to widen the forum for debate on matters of mutual concern. Such issues are related to the EMP and the ENP, and the network provides a forum for the debate of essential matters that might otherwise prove to be sensitive issues for governments within the EMP.
Main Site: www.euromesco.net

Forum EuroMéditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Èconomiques (FEMISE)
The FEMISE Association is a Euro-Mediterranean network. The network present economic and social research and represent the two sides of the Mediterranean.
Main Site: www.femise.org

FRIDE - A European Think Tank for Global Action
FRIDE is a think tank based in Madrid that aims to provide innovative thinking on Europe’s role in the international arena.
Main Site: www.fride.org

Institut Europeau de la Mediterrània (IEMed)
IEMed is a think tank specialised in Euro-Mediterranean relations and an actor in the dialogue between the EU and the other Mediterranean countries. It describes itself as a Mediterranean lobby close to institutions and public opinion.
Main Site: www.iemed.org

Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS)
IPS is an institute devoted to research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Main Site: www.palestine-studies.org

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
EUISS is an agency of the European Union, operating under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Its goals are to find a common security culture for the EU, to help develop and project the CFSP, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate.
Main Site: www.iss.europa.eu

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
IDEA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
Main Site: www.idea.int

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
MESA is a private, non-profit, non-political learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. It is responsible for the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the MESA Bulletin and a quarterly newsletter.
Main Site: www.mesa.arizona.edu

Migration Research Programme at Koç University (MireKoc, Istanbul) MiReKoc was established with the aim of developing the research capacity to address migration issues in Turkey. MiReKoc provide an institutionalised hub for Turkey-related migration research in Turkey and elsewhere. The research of MiReKoc projects range from causes and consequences of international migration and transnationalism to the integration of migrants in various receiving settings; from brain drain to forced migration and the migration-citizenship nexus.
Main Site: www.mirekoc.com

University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
UACES provides an independent forum for informed debate and discussion of European affairs. It is directly involved in promoting research and teaching in European Studies as well as bringing together academics with practitioners active in European affairs.
Main Site: www.uaces.org

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