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The Europe Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) studies multilateral cooperation in Europe, across issue areas and organisations and has a special emphasis on the three focus areas presented below.

The Europe Programme conducts scientific research to provide the foundation for academic insights, policy relevant advice, and public education (the three goals of the institute). Researchers participate in international research conferences and publish in international, peer-reviewed journals. The programme is also active in translating research findings into policy advice and public education - to enrich policy debates in Sweden, Europe and the world - through social media and the institute's working paper series.

Focus areas:

 - European integration and desintegration
 - European security
 - International and transatlantic relations

The programme produces research-driven publications. These include books, expert opinions, policy-oriented papers and articles in academic journals. Opinion pieces and commentaries are published in Swedish and international press. In addition to an extensive scientific production, the research findings are available to policy makers and the general public, in Sweden and internationally.

Partnerships and cooperations:

Building on our Institute’s history as a venue for research and practice, the programme welcomes partnerships and cooperation with researchers, institutes, organizations and companies interested in the region. We regularly host foreign guest researchers and welcome delegations.

The Europe programme is grateful to the following organizations and establishments for their support.

•The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens jubileumsfond)
•The Swedish Research Council (VR)
•The European Union Framework Programme 7
•The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
•Compagnia di San Paolo
•Volkswagen Stiftung
•The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The programme seeks support from organizations which recognize the importance of independent policy-focused research that informs decision-making through deepening understanding of political and economic developments in Europe.


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