Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

People involved:

•  Renato Galvão Flôres Junior

•  Francine Thays Martin

•  Fabiana Gonçalves Mayrinck

•  Licia Maria Vieira Castro

•  Leonardo Paz Neves

Fundação Getulio Vargas is an educational centre of quality and excellence. Its policy of promotion and incentives for the production and improvement of ideas, facts and information makes Fundação Getulio Vargas one of the most important institutions in the national and international arena, in addition to enabling the formation of ethical citizens, aware of their responsibilities as agents for social transformation.

Founded in 1944 with the main purpose of training qualified personnel for the administration of the nation’s public and private sectors, Fundação Getulio Vargas has pushed the boundaries of teaching and advanced into the research and information areas, becoming a Centre of quality and excellence.




Center for Transatlantic Relations School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC, United States

People involved:

•  Daniel Hamilton

•  Paul Isbell

•  Andras Simonyi

•   Heidi Obermeyer

Johns Hopkins University is a leading U.S. research university with substantial commitment and expertise on international affairs and issues pertaining to the Atlantic space.

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is one of the leading graduate schools of international relations in the world, with campuses in Washington, DC; Bologna, Italy; and Nanjing, China. Its Center for Transatlantic Relations and its Centers for Brazilian and Latin American Studies, Canadian Studies and African Studies consistently rank among the top such centers in the world.

For 15 years the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) has coordinated the American Consortium on EU Studies, recognized by the European Commission as the EU Center of Excellence Washington DC. CTR leads the Atlantic Basin Initiative, a network of 100 eminent persons from the four Atlantic continents exploring growing connections across the Atlantic Basin. The Center has substantial experience with mapping data flows, illustrating and analyzing regional impacts of globalization; has published a series of books and articles on globalization and the Atlantic; and has built an excellent network of policy contacts on these issues across the wider Atlantic Basin.

University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa

People involved:

•  Lorenzo Fioramonti

•  Frank Mattheis

The University of Pretoria (UP) has established itself as the leading research university in South Africa in terms of research output, as measured by the SA Department of Higher education.

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at UP is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation. GovInn is an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development. It focuses on cutting-edge research, attracting innovators from all over the world. In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.

GovInn has established itself as a leading institution in the whole of Africa in various fields, including Comparative Regionalism, rural development and EU-Africa relations. GovInn was part of several EU FP7 programmes and hosts the UNESCO Chair on Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People.

Universidad Nova de Lisboa (IPRI-UNL)
Lisboa, Portugal

People involved:

•  Nuno Severiano Teixeira

•  Daniel Marcos

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA) is committed to the construction of the European Higher Education Area and all its courses are organized under the principles of the Bologna Agreement. NOVA includes, 5 Faculties (Science and Technology; Social and Human Sciences; Business and Economics; Medical Sciences; Law), 3 Institutes (Tropical Medicine; Technology and Biochemistry; Statistics and Information Management) and 1 School of Public Health.

The Portuguese Institute of International Relations of the NOVA University of Lisbon is an academic research institute founded in 2003 by the NOVA University. It is home to various researchers specializing in political science, international relations, contemporary history, comparative politics, diplomacy and economics, transatlantic relations, European integration and post-colonial studies. The IPRI-UNL is organized by into three research groups – International Relations, Political Science and Prospective Studies.

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas CIDE A.C.
México D.F. , México

People involved:

•  Lorena Ruano Gómez

•  Mark Aspinwall

•  Kimberly Nolan-García

CIDE (Mexico City) is one of Mexico’s leading public research centres in the social sciences. It is composed of six academic divisions hosting more than 100 full-time professors: Economics, History, Law, International Relations, Politics and Public Administration.

With active links to policy-makers, CIDE produces creative, methodologically rigorous interdisciplinary research designed both to advance scientific knowledge and improve decision-making and policy on major national and international issues.

Roskilde Universitet
Roskilde, Denmark

People involved:

•  Peter Kragelund

Roskilde University’s primary objective is to contribute to experimental, innovative forms of research, learning and problem-solving that contribute to society’s development. RUC was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge. At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

The university awards bachelor, master’s degrees and Ph.D. degrees in a wide variety of subjects.

Orkestra Institute of Competitiveness, University of Deusto
Bilbao, Spain

People involved:

•  Eloy Ignacio Álvarez-Pelegry

•  Macarena Larrea Basterra

•  Jaime Menéndez

Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness was set up in 2006 within Deusto Foundation of the University of Deusto, with campuses in Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain. Orkestra’s work is based on four main pillars: Territory, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Energy. These four elements give rise to a large number of publications organized in series devoted to Competitiveness; Clusters, development and innovation; and current Energy topics among others.

Orkestra’s researchers come from high quality university institutions and/or from policy organizations across the globe, all bringing in a wide range of experience in national and international projects.

Centre for International Information and Documentation in Barcelona (CIDOB)
Barcelona, Spain

People involved:

•  Jordi Bacaria Colom

•  Anna Ayuso

•  Paula de Castro Bonilla

•  Clara Créixams

•  Oriol Farres Martinez

•  Pol Morillas Bassedas

CIDOB is a leading Spanish independent, non-partisan centre devoted to international affairs. CIDOB’s vision promotes good global governance based on democratic practices and plural dialogue that embraces all differences.

For over 30 years, CIDOB has carried out field research and studies in order to maintain its capacity for interaction with the academic world; to provide original analysis to political and economic decision-makers; and to anticipate new trends before they reach the political agenda.

CIDOB has a particular focus on four fields of excellence: European Foreign Policy; Security Sector Reform; Intercultural dynamics; Migration Policy in Europe.

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

People involved:

•  Rafael De Arce

•  Alejandro Lorca

•  Ramon Mahia

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a public university with an outstanding international reputation for its high-quality teaching and research. Founded in 1968, it has been generally recognized as one of the best Spanish universities in both national and international rankings. UAM has seven faculties: Science, Economics and Business Studies, Law, Art and Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology, Teachers´ Training and Education, an Engineering School for Computer Science and several affiliated centres, offering a wide range of studies in humanities and scientific and technical fields.

The support and development of high quality research have been among its objectives, and it has been rewarded with international recognition. These achievements have been attained thanks to its highly-valued research teams and research institutes.

Policy Center for the New South
Rabat, Morocco

People involved:

•  Yassir Essyagi

•  Karim El Aynaoui

The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) is a Moroccan think tank aiming to contribute to the improvement of economic and social public policies that challenge Morocco and the rest of the Africa as integral parts of the global South.

The PCNS pleads for an open, accountable and enterprising “new South” that defines its own narratives and mental maps around the Mediterranean and South Atlantic basins, as part of a forward-looking relationship with the rest of the world. Through its analytical endeavours, the think tank aims to support the development of public policies in Africa and to give the floor to experts from the South. This stance is focused on dialogue and partnership, and aims to cultivate African expertise and excellence needed for the accurate analysis of African and global challenges and the suggestion of appropriate solutions.

As such, the PCNS brings together researchers, publishes their work and capitalizes on a network of renowned partners, representative of different regions of the world. The PCNS hosts a series of gatherings of different formats and scales throughout the year, the most important being the annual international conferences “The Atlantic Dialogues” and “African Peace and Security Annual Conference” (APSACO).

Finally, the think tank is developing a community of young leaders through the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program (ADEL) a space for cooperation and networking between a new generation of decision-makers from the government, business and civil society sectors. Through this initiative, which already counts more than 300 members, the Policy Center for the New South contributes to intergenerational dialogue and the emergence of tomorrow’s leaders.


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