The Asia & China programme seeks to help Europe define a common strategic approach to China’s rise. Its experts study Xi Jinping’s leadership as well as co-operation, competition, and conflict between Beijing and its neighbours. Go to page.
The European Power programme was created in 2015 to help Europeans develop policy responses to the issues affecting the EU’s capacity to act on the global scene. The programme explores the obstacles to sustainable unity on current and future foreign policy challenges and seeks to develop solutions for overcoming them. Go to page.
The Middle East and North Africa programme follows political upheaval and sectarian conflict in the region, aiming to identify political solutions and help Europe develop coherent responses to North Africa’s transitions and the Middle East peace process. Go to page.
To remain relevant in the region, the European Union needs a coherent and consistent strategy to promote its interests and values together with the political will to follow this through. The Wider Europe programme was launched in 2007 with the aim of fostering this process. Go to page.
A community of leaders
ECFR’s pan-European reach is enhanced by our Council of prominent Europeans, who through their individual networks and collective engagement, help to Europeanise the national conversations on the EU’s foreign policy priorities and dilemmas. Currently chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Röttgen, the Council as a unique European strategic community includes serving foreign ministers, prime ministers, national ministers, members of national parliaments and the European Parliament, EU Commissioners, former NATO secretaries generals, renowned thinkers, journalists, business and civil society leaders. Visit the ECFR Council page.