Europe in the World
At the heart of the Institute’s mission, this stream of work includes projects that focus on Europe’s capacity to engage cohesively and strategically in the international arena. This area of ISD’s programming works at the highest levels with policy and industry chiefs exploring innovative approaches to Europe’s relations with its border regions and with global strategic players including the United States and China. ISD also increasingly seeks to engage young leaders and different voices in the search for new answers to some of Europe's key challenges.
This area of work includes the following projects and initiatives:
The Club of Three
ISD’s longest-standing initiative is the Club of Three, a high-level Franco-British-German forum founded by ISD President Lord Weidenfeld constituting a yearly stocktaking of the European landscape.More about The Club of Three
Engaging Turkey Initiative
This project focuses on strengthening European and US relations with Turkey, a key player on the global stage.More about Engaging Turkey Initiative
The UANI-ISD Initiative (UANI-ISD) is dedicated to combating the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and includes research, education, policy, and action initiatives in Europe.More about UANI-ISD Initiative
Europe-China Media Exchange
ISD has launched a Europe-China Media Exchange initiative, aimed at creating opportunities for senior journalists from Europe and China to gain an informed insight into each other’s societiesMore about Europe-China Media Exchange
European Leaders Series
ISD’s European Leaders Series seeks to introduce key UK audiences to leading political figures from Europe, fostering increased understanding and creating important international linkages.More about European Leaders Series
EUCERS/ISD/KAS - Energy Talks
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue has entered into a partnership with the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) to deliver the 3rd Energy Talks workshop series, which aims to explore the changing political and economic dynamics of global energy flows. The workshop series, hosted by EUCERS (King’s College London) will feature five separate panel discussions on the following topics:More about EUCERS/ISD/KAS - Energy Talks
Europe-Turkey Media Forum
The Turkish media landscape is complex. With a wide variety of periodicals on offer to its 76 million or so inhabitants, the country has a burgeoning and highly developed media industry. Ownership of these outlets has traditionally been concentrated in the hands of a relatively small number of media organizations, yet in recent years there has been an influx of new media outlets that are controlled by holdings that operate in completely different sectors. This has in turn raised questions about the nature of the relationship between business, political parties and the media, as well as concerns about the freedom of the press in Turkish society.More about Europe-Turkey Media Forum
Club of Three Special Sessions on Defence
These sessions bring together leading figures from the defence industry and government primarily from France, the UK and Germany to address Europe’s defence requirements in the face of evolving global threats.More about Club of Three Special Sessions on Defence
This initiative (America-Europe-Russia) was launched in 2001 to facilitate the normalisation of diplomatic, economic and cultural relations through structured high-level dialogue between America, Europe and Russia.More about AMEURUS
Frontiers of Europe
This initiative worked with the business community, policy makers and experts to further discussions on Europe's border regions amongst Western governments.More about Frontiers of Europe
THE WORLD OUT OF JOINT
SEARCHING FOR NEW CERTAINTIES
18 September 2015
Club of Three Working Session
Dialogue on Europe-Turkey cooperation
26 June 2015
Club of Three: Fireside Chat with Mario Monti
19 January 2015
Club of Three’s 20th Plenary Meeting
5 December 2014
Research and Policy Papers
Lord Owen, March 2009
In this paper, the former UK Foreign Secretary and EU peace negotiator argues that, in dealing with the EU's relationship with the Russian Federation, it might be beneficial to to ask ourselves how we envision that relationship in 2020.
Sir Stephen Wall and Professor James Goldgeier, February 2007
These essays and commentaries were prepared as part of an international conference held in Washington DC in February 2007, organised by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, ISD and the Europaeum.
Relations between Europe and Turkey were once again the focus in June’s Working Session in Istanbul.
The first meeting in December was a calibration exercise, forging a sense that, despite challenges, Europe and Turkey’s futures were linked. The June meeting sought to introduce new perspectives on similar topics to those discussed in December, in a context of political depolarisation in Turkey. The meeting highlighted the potential for strategic convergence between Europe and Turkey in the energy sector. Africa also emerged as an area of mutual interest.
After two joint events, it was felt that the Club of Three-GRF partnership had provided a solid basis for an open and frank dialogue that could play an important part in bridging Europe-Turkey differences outside the vicissitudes of EU accession talks.
5 December 2014. Paris
EU-Turkey relations were the focus of December’s Club of Three’s plenary meeting that took place in December in Paris. Some 60 politicians and business leaders from France, Germany, the UK and Turkey discussed areas of common interest such as the Syrian conflict and trade relations.
The meeting concluded that, despite the stalemate in EU-Turkey relations in recent years, both sides would benefit from greater collaboration in areas including anti-terrorism.
For more information see the full report.
17-23 November 2014
Following the Nanjing tour in 2013, it was the turn of Chinese journalists to come to Europe as part of the Europe-China Media Exchange (ECME) programme.
The ‘Inside Europe’ tour is designed to allow these journalists to gain an insight into the West’s media, and for both European and Chinese journalists to understand each other’s approaches to a range of issues such as foreign policy as well as the challenges currently faced by the media.
The tour began in London on the 17th of November. The Chinese journalists spent three days visiting leading media organisations including the BBC, the Guardian, CNN, The Economist and Financial Times where they met senior editors and participated in news meetings.
This report summarises the events and activities of the Nanjing leg of the Europe-China Media Exchange, which took place in October 2013.
The report summarises the discussions that took place during the 19th Plenary Meeting of the Club of Three.
Participants gathered to discuss the financial, institutional and geostrategic challenges facing contemporary Europe.
This report summarises the events and activities of the inaugural “Inside Europe” leg of the Europe-China Media Exchange, which took place in London, Frankfurt and Berlin in November 2012.
This report summarises the events and discussions of the China-Europe Beijing Forum -an extension of the Club of Three and China initiative- which took place in May 2012.
This report summarises the events and activities of the inaugural “Inside China” leg of the Europe-China Media Exchange, which took place in Chengdu (Sichuan Province) in October 2011.