Internationalization

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.