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ECFR looking for Partnership & Financing Support for Japan-Europe Project

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About the European Council on Foreign Relations

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European think tank that aims to generate ideas that can mobilise coalitions to fix underperforming parts of EU foreign policy.  ECFR combines establishment credibility with intellectual insurgency, and link cutting-edge research with practical policy disseminated through our world-class communications. Our vision is that EU Governments and institutions deliver an effective values-based foreign policy. In less than a decade, ECFR has emerged as one of the most prominent think tanks in Europe. Today, it has around 60 staff from more than 20 countries, and receives funding from a wide range of charitable foundations, national governments, companies and private individuals.

ECFR was established in 2007 by a council of fifty founding members, chaired by Martti Ahtisaari, Joschka Fischer, and Mabel van Oranje, with initial funding from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the Communitas Foundation, Sigrid Rausing, Unicredit and Fride. ECFR’s current Board of Trustees include Carl Bildt, Emma Bonino, Mabel van Oranje, Lykke Friis, Timothy Garton Ash, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Ivan Krastev, Andrew Puddephatt, Norbert Röttgen, and Javier Solana. ECFR’s unique pan-European group consists of the ECFR Council of around 250 members including key government figures, journalists, businessmen and academics from all 28 EU member states; the seven ECFR national offices in European capitals (Berlin, Madrid, London, Paris, Rome, Sofia, and Warsaw); and the four ECFR programmes: 

·         The European Power programme focuses on helping Europeans to develop policy responses to the issues affecting the EU’s capacity to act on the global scene;

·         The MENA programme aims to reinforce Europe’s role in de-escalating crises and driving peace-building solutions in the MENA region;

·         The Wider Europe programme seeks to help the EU to develop a new European security order after Ukraine, and a more coherent approach to promoting its values in the Wider Europe region;

·         The Asia programme is focused on understanding how Europe can best deal with China’s rise and its internal developments, as well as to provide insights in the debates in Asia.

About the ECFR Asia programme

The ECFR Asia programme has been a source of creative analysis and ideas. Its primary mission has been to provide a wake-up call: we want Europe to realize that shifting power dynamics towards Asia are a global game-changer that affects every region and every issue. As a result of these shifts, traditional policy assumptions are no longer valid. The programme therefore wants to provide the intellectual building blocks for a more strategic way of thinking about European policies towards Asia. Our events, publications and regular analyses all contribute to an improved European understanding of internal debates in Asia. One of our flagship projects is the Japan-Europe Forum for Global Issues, a long-term initiative of the ECFR’s Asia programme to help foster a substantial and sustainable Europe-Japan strategic partnership. For this purpose, ECFR is seeking partnership with and financing support by institutions and firms based in Europe or Japan.


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