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European Think Tanks Group - Memo to the new EU leadership

The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) brings together five leading European international development think tanks, the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri). In 2010, the ETTG published a report addressed to a new leadership in the European Union titled: "New Challenges, New Beginnings - Next Steps in European Development Cooperation".  In 2014, welcoming a new generation of European leaders, we again call attention to the importance of a global perspective in European policy-making. In the report: "In our common interest: Why Europe's problems need global solutions and the world's problems need European action" we make the case for joined-up thinking across the institutions and policies of the EU to address five global challenges: climate change; poverty and inequality; trade and financial policy; conflict and security and democracy and human rights.

Research staff

Publications

How Brexit hits EU External Action: the UK’s European legacy
Henökl, Thomas (2017)
The Current Column of 16 March 2017

The European Union’s Global Strategy: making support for democracy and human rights a key priority
Hackenesch, Christine / Clare Castillejo (2016)
European Think Tanks Group

The European Union’s Global Strategy: putting sustainable development at the heart of EU external action
Gavas, Mikaela / Christine Hackenesch / Svea Koch / James Mackie / Simon Maxwell (2016)

European Think Tanks Group

Climate change: the European Union towards COP21 and beyond
Bauer, Steffen / Clara Brandi / Simon Maxwell / Tancrède Voituriez (2015)
European Think Tanks Group

Connected, contested and complex – Why Europe needs a global strategy
Messner, Dirk / Ewald Wermuth / Giovanni Grevi / Teresa Ribera / Kevin Watkins
The Current Column of 6 July 2015

Vorstellung des ETTG-Memorandums
Unser gemeinsames Interesse: Warum Europas Probleme globale Lösungen und globale Probleme Europas Handeln benötigen

Berlin, 13. November 2014

Unser gemeinsames Interesse. Warum Europas Probleme globale Lösungen und globale Probleme Europas Handeln benötigen
Zusammenfassung Memorandum, European Think Tanks Group
September 2014

Our Collective Interest - Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action
Memorandum, European Think Tanks Group
September 2014

A global economy that works for the good of all: responsible trade and financial policy coordination
Furness, Mark / Jodie Keane

The Current Column of 25 August 2014

Ensure a climate agreement and support a transition towards a green economy
Scholz,
Imme / Niels Keijzer / Neil Bird / Alejandro Guarín
The Current Column of 4 August 2014

Addressing Peace, Security and State Fragility – How can the EU do Better?
ETTG Group (2014)

The Current Column of 29 July 2014

The case for an EU-China investment treaty
Berger, Axel

The Current Column of 10 June 2014
Let’s get comprehensive: European Union engagement in fragile and conflict-affected countries
Furness, Mark

Discussion Paper 5/2014

Germany's global ambition must have a European dimension
Furness, Mark / Svea Koch

The Current Column of 12 February 2014

Allocating the next European Development Fund for ACP countries
Negre, Mario

The Current Column of 05 December 2013

Deuropäische Afrikapolitik
Klingebiel, Stephan

The Current Column of 19 November 2013

The Lesson of Lampedusa – Why the EU and Africa Need a Strategic Partnership
Hackenesch, Christine / Svea Koch

The Current Column of 28 October 2013

What the EU could contribute, with a little EU-phoria
Furness, Mark (2013)

The Broker Online, 10 September 2013

Multilateral aid: structural change and donor preferences
Klingebiel, Stephan (2013)

Discussion Paper 19/2013

EU joint programming: lessons from South Sudan for EU aid coordination
Furness, Mark / Frank Vollmer (2013)

Briefing Paper 18/2013

Towards renewal or oblivion? Prospects for post–2020 cooperation between the European Union and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group
Negre, Mario / Niels Keijzer / Brecht Lein / Nicola Tissi (2013)

Discussion Paper 9/2013

Cost of non-Europe in development policy Study commissioned by the European Parliament
Klingebiel, Stephan / Pedro Morazán / Mario Negre (2013)

Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union

Post-2015: the EU can contribute more than aid to the global development agenda
Furness, Mark / Heiner Janus / Stephan Klingebiel (2013)

Briefing Paper 7/2013

The future of EU budget support: political conditions, differentiation and coordination
Faust, Jörg / Svea Koch / Nadia Molenaers / Heidi Tavakoli / Jan Vanheukelom (2012)

ETTG Briefing Paper

Can the EU confront inequality in developing countries?

Furness, Mark / Mario Negre (2012)

Briefing Paper 14/2012

Strategic partnership: an analysis of cooperation between the European Union and Africa
Hackenesch, Christine / Mark Furness (2012)

In: DE Magazin Deutschland 2/2012, 46-47

Projects

Events

Public conference
The future of EU development policy
Paris, 24 October 2016

European Development Days Event
Getting to zero poverty and zero emissions
Brussels, 15 June 2016

Conference
The future of EU External Action
Berlin, 1 / 2 March 2016

Conference
Looking Beyond 2013: Are EU-Africa Relations Still Fit for Purpose?

Brussels, 28 October 2013

Bonner Impulse
Der Europäische Entwicklungsbericht 2013 – Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future

Bonn, 11 April 2013

Conference
Europäische Entwicklungstage

Brussels, 16 - 17 October 2012

Workshop
Tackling Global Issues Together: Climate Change and New Drivers of a European Policy for Global Development

Königswinter, 15 - 16 September 2010

Contact

Link

Website of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)

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Open letter of the ETTG directors to Federica Mogherini

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Report of the event "The future of EU External Action ‐ towards integrated policy responses for global sustainable development?"

Highlight

The European Union’s Global Strategy: Making support for democracy and human rights a key priority
Hackenesch, Christine / Clare Castillejo (2016)
European Think Tanks Group

Highlight

The European Union’s global strategy: putting sustainable development at the heart of EU external action
Gavas, Mikaela / Christine Hackenesch / Svea Koch / James Mackie / Simon Maxwell (2016)
European Think Tanks Group

Video

Interview of Cristina Barrios (EUISS) with BMZ State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at EDDs 2015