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China's foreign policy under Xi Jinping

In its 16th edition, the Informal Roundtable on China discussed the perspectives and perceptions from Europe and Chinese neighboring countries about China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping. The present report summarizes the key issues discussed in the event: the priorities of the Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping; the bilateral relationship with the European Union; and the perceptions from neighboring countries. more…

Dr. Luis Blanco | Event Reports | February 11, 2014

A comprehensive versus a principled approach

opportunities and risks for EU humanitarian assistance

The expert roundtable aimed to promote a discussion among European policy-makers and representatives of the humanitarian community on the establishment of an EU ‘Comprehensive Approach’ (CA). This report summarizes the four main topics discussed during the expert roundtable: the rationale behind the establishment of an EU Comprehensive Approach, the independent status of DG ECHO within the European institutional framework, the possible challenges and opportunities of an EU ‘Comprehensive Approach,’ and the relationship between the principled approach and the human rights based approach. more…

Event Reports | January 5, 2014

Post-Wall Europe needs to become “Europe for all”

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed in Berlin his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. In front of 600 invited people at the Allianz Forum in Berlin, Van Rompuy warned against growing populism on the European continent and the rising of distrust. “Populism and nationalism cannot provide the answer to the challenges of our time”. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2013

Tough challenges

Germany's political foundations have been promoting good governance for decades. Increasingly, their international programmes are being obstructed by authoritarian regimes. more…

Sebastian Barnet Fuchs | October 1, 2013

Supporting political parties for democracy - food for thought for European actors

A Policy Paper from the European Network of Political Foundations

In this paper ENoP underlines that support for political parties in third countries is an essential element of democracy support. Political pluralism can only be fostered by going beyond the classical areas of donor engagement such as election support, good governance, human rights and the rule of law. more…

Martin Ängeby, Andrea Ellen Ostheimer, Paulo Afonso, Alba Çako, Gérard Fuchs, Jelmen Haaze, Pauline Kastermans, Antonis Klapsis, Jiří Kozák, Etienne Mifsud, Sebastjan Pikl, Annika Rigö, Anne Schley, Franziska Telschow, Rebecca Wagner | June 25, 2013