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Some "think tanks" and NGO in Brussels

Academy Avignon

To support SMEs and craft trades across the EU and outside; to propose initiatives for the development of an enterprise culture, especially in the context of new challenges in innovation and globalisation

4 Rue Jaques de Lalaing, 1040 Bruxelles


Bertelsmann Stiftung

The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Brussels office promotes transnational debate about future challenges facing Europe and its citizens. We provide European institutions, think tanks and media with key findings of our project work.

155 Résidence Palace
Rue de la Loi,
1040 Bruxelles



Bruegel is a European think tank specializing in economics. Established in 2005, Bruegel is independent and non-doctrinal. Our mission is to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate. 

33 Rue de la Charité, 1210 Bruxelles


Brussels Institute for Contemporary China Studies

VBICCS serves as the capital of Europe's main academic hub between Europe and China. It aims to increase European understanding of contemporary China and its impact on world affairs. Departing from solid academic research, BICCS offers advanced training for graduates.

5 Pleinlaan, 1050 Bruxelles


Carnegie Europe

Founded in 2007, Carnegie Europe is the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

15 Rue du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles


Center for European Policy Studies

Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.

1 Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles


Confrontations Europe

Confrontations Europe is a non-for-profit civil society organization. Strong of its experience, it has managed to gather corporate managers, unionists, territorial players, members of the civil society, politicians, intellectuals and students from numerous countries in Europe, all committed to one idea: the active participation of civil society in the construction of Europe.

19-21 rue du Luxembourg, 1000 Bruxelles


Democratic Control of Armed Forces

Pursuant to DCAF's Strategy Paper, DCAF Brussels was established in September 2005 to enhance cooperation with the EU and the Brussels-based international community, underlining the key role of these institutions in promoting democratic governance of the security sector.

1 Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles


East-West Institute

A global think-and-do tank that devises innovative solutions to pressing security concerns and mobilizes networks of individuals, institutions and nations to implement these solutions.

59-61 Rue de Trèves, 1040 Bruxelles


Egmont Institute: Royal Institute for International Relations

The Royal Institute for International Relations is an independent think-tank based in Brussels. Its interdisciplinary research is conducted in a spirit of total academic freedom.

69 Rue de Namur,
1000 Bruxelles


European Centre for International Political Economy

An independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe. It was founded in 2006 by Fredrik Erixon and Razeen Sally.

4-6 Rue Belliard,
1040 Bruxelles


European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center

ESISC  was established in May 2002, in Brussels, the seat of European institutions, of NATO, and of numerous European multinational corporations. Since its beginning, ESISC has specialized in the collection and analysis of all sources of intelligence in the areas of security, geopolitics, economy and due diligence.

207 – 209 Bld Auguste Reyers, 1030 Bruxelles


European Institute for Asian Studies

The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) is a leading Think and Do Tank based in Brussels and Luxembourg, the twin capitals of the European Union, focusing on EU-Asia relations.

67 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Bruxelles


European Policy Centre

The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, committed to making European integration work.

Résidence Palace,
155 rue de la Loi, 1040 Bruxelles


EU-Russia Center

A leading independent information and expertise resource for anyone interested in modern Russia, its democratic status and the future of EU-Russia relations.

22-24 Rue du Luxembourg,
1000 Bruxelles


European Trade Union Institute

An independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation.

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 boîte 4, 1210 Bruxelles


Foundation for European Progressive Studies

The only progressive thinktank at European level establishes an intellectual crossroad between social democracy and the European project, putting fresh thinking at the core of its action.

40 Rue Montoyer, 1000 - Bruxelles


Fondation Robert Schuman

The Robert Schuman Foundation that was founded in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall has been approved by the State for its services to the public; it works to promote the construction of Europe.

40 rue des Drapiers, 1050 Bruxelles


Friends of Europe

Friends of Europe – Les amis de l'Europe – is a leading think-tank that aims to stimulate thinking on key global and European political challenges.

Bibliothèque Solvay - Parc Léopold – 137 Rue Belliard,
1040 Bruxelles


German Marshall Fund of the United Nations

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

155 Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi, 1040 Bruxelles


Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security

467 chaussée de Louvain, 1030 Bruxelles


Institut Medea

The MEDEA Institute is an European research center whose primary purpose is to build relationships of trust, cooperation and mutual understanding between EU countries and their Mediterranean and Arabic neighbours.

24 Meeus Square, 5éme étage, 1000 Bruxelles


Institute for European Environmental Policy

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is an independent research organisation concerned with policies affecting the environment in Europe and beyond.

55 Quai du Foin, 1000 Bruxelles


International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

149 Avenue Louise,
24ème étage, 1050 Bruxelles


International Security Information Service Europe

ISIS Europe is a not for profit Brussels-based independent and neutral research and advisory organisation working on aspects of security, defence and peace policies of the EU and NATO.

50 Rue Archimède, 1000 Bruxelles


Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation

The Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation is dedicated to promoting original thinking on the role of the European Union in an era of global change, engaging citizens and international partners in a creative debate on the issues that shape Europe’s future.

14/2 Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1040 Bruxelles


Migration Policy Group

205 Rue Belliard, 1040 Bruxelles


United Nations Brussels

14 rue Montoyer, 1000 Bruxelles


Sport and Citizenship

Therefore Sport and Citizenship has been committed since its very beginning to the launch of a European civic dialogue in the field of sport thanks to multidisciplinarity and transverse reflections aiming at putting European sport stakeholders in relation with others: governments, sport movement, as well as civil society, academics and the private sector.

51 rue du Trône, 1050 Bruxelles