Director General: Hughes Chantry
EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations is an independent think-tank based in Brussels. Its interdisciplinary research is conducted in a spirit of total academic freedom. Drawing on the expertise of its own research fellows, as well as that of external specialists, both Belgian and foreign, it provides analysis and policy options that are meant to be as operational as possible.
Benefiting from the role of Brussels in the global arena and from the prestigious setting of the Egmont Palace, the Institute offers an ideal forum to visiting Heads of State and government, representatives of international organisations, foreign ministers and other political figures. Conferences, colloquia and seminars nurture the work of the research fellows. They also give participants the opportunity to exchange views with other specialists and with a well-informed public made up of representatives of the political, economic and academic spheres, the media and civil society.
Alongside the three research programmes Africa, Europe in the World and the Europe programme, the Institute has also developed specialised training activities, both in Brussels and abroad. It can, on request, offer specific programmes for visiting and resident diplomats and foreign professionals. Close cooperation with other research centres, both in Belgium, in Europe and beyond, has resulted in a growing number of joint conferences and in more structured cooperations on research and publications. This has proved to be mutually beneficial and enriching.
- “Stabilizing the European Continent: Reflections on the Future of EU Enlargement”, Jean De Ruyt (Egmont, Belgium)
- Public Debate: “Next Steps in the EU Response to Russian Aggression: Building Unity from Diversity”, October 10
- Call for Applications: “The 2022 Global Strategy PhD Prize”, Deadline October 1 (Egmont, Belgium)
- “Russian Spring 2022 Recruitment Cycle: Putin’s Camouflaged Referendum?”, Joris Van Bladel (Egmont, Belgium)
- “Balancing Conventional and Hybrid Threats in (Future) State Competition”, Pieter Balcaen and Bernard Siman (Egmont, Belgium)
- “Al-Shabab in Mozambique: Taking Stock of an Insurgency Under Cover”, Tom Van Rentergem (Egmont, Belgium)
- “Is Europe Serious About Defense?”, Alexander Mattelaer (Egmont, Belgium)
- “Free rider no more? Belgium and the NATO Madrid Summit”, Alexander Mattelaer (Egmont, Belgium)
- “The EU as a Soft Power Superpower: Why a Green Marshall Plan for the Sahel Is Imperative”, Friso Stevens and Dorith Kool (Egmont, Belgium)
- Trans European Policy Studies Association Launches Book on Russia and the Future of Europe