European Think Tanks Group



The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) is a network of European independent think tanks, including IDDRI, working on EU international cooperation for global sustainable development. 

ETTG mission

The members of the ETTG recognise the importance of the EU as a global player, in relation to developing countries and more widely. They see the role of the EU as encompassing the widest possible range of activity: from foreign and security policy, to trade, investment, migration, climate policy, and development and humanitarian aid. They see that there are inevitable links between the internal and external policies of the EU.

The member Institutes of the ETTG are independent in all respects. All work in different ways on EU development policy (using the term in its broadest sense). They work together in order to pool expertise, deepen analysis, improve communication, and maximise engagement with policy actors in Member States and EU institutions.

The core values of the ETTG include a commitment to: high quality, independent
research; effective, independent communication of research results; and non-partisan engagement in policy debate. The ETTG takes no political positions and is independent of all political groups.

More information on ETTG's website

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