Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies

One of the EU’s most critical projects remains creating a common foreign policy, and thereby giving EU countries greater international clout.

The Oppenheim Center has become a place for analysis and debate about the foreign policy implications of European integration. Areas of focus include the foundations of the EU’s external security policy under the Treaty of Lisbon, EU enlargement policy, as well as the European Neighborhood Policy.

Since its founding in 2006, moreover, the Oppenheim Center has developed into a center of expertise on the fundamental questions of German European policy.

With a broad range of publications and events, the Oppenheim Center helps to strengthen exchange among figures active in politics, administration, civil society, and the media – as well as between Berlin, Brussels, and other European capitals. It also serves to build a network with the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN), the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo), and the German European Movement (EBD).

The Oppenheim Center seeks to provide new ideas for the continued development of EU foreign policy and to give new recommendations for Germany’s policies on Europe.

Curent Areas of Focus

  • Current developments in EU foreign policy
  • EU enlargement policy (in particular the Western Balkans)
  • European Neighborhood Policy reform
  • German policy on Europe, Germany in the EU
  • Underlying questions about European integration

Please note that we are unable to take in interns at the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies up until September 2018. We look forward to your application for later dates.



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