European Think Tanks Group
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The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) brings together six leading European think tanks working on international development and humanitarian issues: The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), The Elcano Royal Institute / Real Instituto Elcano, The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), The Institute of International Affairs / Istituto per Affari Internazionali (IAI), The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations / Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI) and the The Overseas Development Institute (ODI). These six institutes share a strong commitment to higher global welfare, and a strong belief in the importance of better collective action to achieve global goals. They recognise the importance of the EU as a global player. The group works together in order to pool expertise, deepen analysis, improve communication, and maximise engagement with policy actors in Member States and EU institutions. The core values of the ETTG include a commitment to: high quality, independent research; effective, independent communication of research results; and non-partisan engagement in policy debate. The ETTG takes no political positions and is independent of all political groups. The ETTG was formed in 2010.