Carnegie Europe


Director: Jan Techau

EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Lizeta Kurukulasuriya

General Statement

Carnegie Europe is the Brussels research office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.

Carnegie Europe works to develop and promote a strategic foreign policy agenda for Europe through rigorous research and analysis, and to inform public and private debate by stimulating thinking on Europe’s global role and responsibilities.

Carnegie’s flagship projects include the European External Strategy Project concluded in 2014, the young leaders’ Global Europe 2030 initiative, the Ukraine Reform Monitor, the annual EU-Russia Forum, and the daily Strategic Europe blog.

Areas of work

Carnegie Europe focus its work on three inter-linked, cross cutting pillars:

  • Europe’s external relations and influence in the world (including the New Middle East and Turkey’s role);
  • European Security and Regional Stability (including the refugee crisis);
  • Europe’s Future.

Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme

The post-Arab Spring situation is resulting in global turmoil and yet in the Southern Neighborhood, Europe has first and foremost an interest in stability and socio-economic development. In Turkey, the EU has both economic motivations and a huge interest in seeing liberal democracy take root beyond the “ballot box democracy/authoritarian rule/imposition of conservative norms” combination that is now at work. The EU toolbox is vast and yet this very powerful set of foreign policy instruments has been used in a piecemeal fashion during the first six years of implementation of the Lisbon Treaty.


As a direct neighbor of Europe, the Middle East is one of the focus points of our center’s research. Carnegie Europe works to stimulate and inform debate about Europe’s role in the Middle East and advocates the need for concrete strategy.

Carnegie Europe´s strength derives from the synergies between its array of Europe-based scholars and its place within Carnegie’s global network in five geographic regions: Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and North America. Carnegie Europe´s researchers and scholars form a unique mix of veteran European policy-makers, researchers, academics, and journalists who provide a constant flow of analysis covering political, social, security and economic developments across Europe and the Mediterranean. Carnegie Europe has a proven track record as a source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, and the military.


Membership to other networks
Carnegie Europe is the European research center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Practical information

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