FRIDE provides fresh and innovative thinking on Europe’s role on the international stage.
As a prominent non-profit European think tank, FRIDE highly benefits from political independence and the diversity of views and intellectual background of its international team.
Their core team of researchers is made up by renowned experts, each with solid experience on their specific fields of expertise. In addition, FRIDE works with an international team of associate researchers and collaborators, which adds value to their inhouse capacities.
FRIDE’s mission is to inform policy and practice in order to ensure that the EU plays a more effective role in supporting multilateralism, democratic values, security and sustainable development.
FRIDE’s research is based on a set of core international values. They seek to engage in rigorous analysis of the difficult debates on ethical questions in international relations. Central to
FRIDE’s work is Europe’s role in the new global environment.
Their main contribution to international debates stems from their empirical research on:
-The development and promotion of democracy
-The increasing role of emerging powers
-The role of international development cooperation in advancing universal values
-Global governance and multilateralism
-The complexity of threats to peace and security
-Fragile states and energy security
All of FRIDE’s projects are accompanied by a specific outreach and communications strategy, in order to increase impact and ensure the optimal completion of objectives.
Democracy and Human Rights Policies
FRIDE has established itself as the leading institute monitoring Eu commitments to support democratic reform and human rights worldwide. We are engaged in a number of projects assessing how European policies in this area can be made more effective.
Europe and the International System
With far-reaching change afoot in the world order, FRIDE is examining across a number of different dimensions the EU’s adaptation to this new international context.
Conflict and Security
For several years, FRIDE has been working on EU conflict resolution policies, examining European strategies in some of the world’s most fragile states.
Debates deepen on how to make Europe’s development cooperation more effective. With the EU having signed a number of international principles to this end, and its strategic partnership with Africa under review, our research offers practical ideas for improving the design of development policy.See more