PRIF cooperates with researchers and research institutes worldwide. We are constantly working to expand the reach of our results in international research and in policy advice. This also includes tapping into international funding.
Cooperative research projects and programs, research stays of our researchers abroad and invitations to international researchers are central instruments of this strategy.
For many years, we have cooperated with other leading research institutes and think tanks at the European and international level. Furthermore, there are various institutional cooperations, e.g. within the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium and the German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ.
International networks and cooperation:
- In context of the "EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium" PRIF cooperates with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the London International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Paris Foundation Pour La Recherce Stratégique (FRS), the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and the Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome. Founded in 2011, the consortium aims at establishing networks and expanding European expertise on issues of the control of conventional and unconventional weapons. PRIF coordinates, among other things, the consortium's internship program as well as the e-learning course on non-proliferation, disarmament and EU policies.
- Since 2013, PRIF has been a member of the “OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions”. The network aims to improve the exchange between research institutes and the OSCE, to develop and implement joint research projects and to increase the general level of information on the work of the OSCE.
- PRIF participates in the Jean Monnet Network "PACO - Interparliamentary Cooperation in the EU's External Action - Parliamentary Scrutiny and Diplomacy in the EU and Beyond". PACO brings together researchers from seven European research institutions which are dealing with the role of parliaments in EU external relations and supports their cooperation in research, teaching and training. PACO is funded by the EU Commission.
- Within the framework of the "International Consortium on Closing Civic Space" (iCon), founded in 2016, researchers at PRIF work with international colleagues on the issue of "Closing Space", i.e. on the increasing restrictions on the civil society in several countries. The consortium is funded by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIs) (Washington, D.C.) and aims at developing practice-oriented responses to the closing space problem.
- In order to support the Colombian peace process in the areas of research, teaching and exchange, PRIF has been involved in the establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute (Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la paz (CAPAZ)) in Bogotá, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.
- Since 2017, PRIF has been an observing member of the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo) which analyzes the relations between members of the European Union and states of the Mediterranean region in several thematic regards. EuroMeSCo was founded in 1996 with the goal of promoting research, information exchange and social relations among its members and at the same time serving as a confidence-building measure in the Barcelona-Process.
- Since 2019 PRIF has been cooperating with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Within the cooperation, research projects, a collaboration in the fields of teaching as well as mutual visits and staff exchanges are planned. The cooperation partners will provide each other with information and data on acitivities of interest. Joint publications will also be sought.
- Within the cooperation with the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Nairobi, Kenya, which has been in place since 2021, various joint cooperation activities are planned. This includes joint research projects, the publication of the resulting publications, joint conference events, staff exchanges, and guest researcher visits. All data and information on relevant activities will be shared.