Publications

European Union

The 2016 Presidential election results have been hard to predict but the Republican Donald Trump had been able to convince more than 50% of the electoral delegates. At our event we analysed the outcome and its impact on Europe.

External Relations

The results of the Russian parliamentary election in September 2016 were predictable in many ways, But is the situation as clear as it seems and what does this recent election tell us about the political situation in Russia?

Is the European Neighbourhood Policy compelled to define its role in Lebanon anew? Is ENP’s focal point to be shared values or stability? The paper gives recommendation for further improvement of the ENP regarding the case of Lebanon.

European Integration

After the ‘Leave’ vote in last June’s Brexit referendum, the European Union is shaking on its foundations. Our office invited young Europeans to debate about the Europe they want with EU veterans, Members of the European Parliament, EU experts from think tanks and representatives of civil society.

The EU-Turkey refugee deal attracted much criticism. This paper discusses whether the deal can be considered as a success or a sell out on European values, taking its impacts on migration flows, the EU asylum law and the European Convention on Human Rights into consideration.

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Democracy

It is necessary to ensure the participation of women's organisations, women and the civil society in the EU-CELAC Action Plan on Gender 2015 - 2017. In this paper women's organisations share their main concerns and make proposals.

Human Rights & Gender

Homophobia, discrimination and social exclusion are part of the day-to-day life of LGBTI persons in Honduras due to cultural background, religious fundamentalism and impunity. The event report examines if the European Union can help to overcome impunity of crimes against human rights defenders and LGBTI activists.

 

Climate & Energy

Key insights and policy recommendations for decisionmakers on local, national and European level from a study tour to the North Sea region.

Climate & Sustainable Development

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are blessed with huge and diversified renewable energy potential. Given the ever-increasing role of renewables in the energy mix of the EU, renewable energy cooperation has been a major pillar of the EU-MENA partnership.

Regions and cities could play a vital role in reaching the Paris objectives.This paper explores challenges and opportunities that lay ahead and gives best practice examples.

European Energy Transition

Air traffic must become climate neutral and more environmentally friendly. With the publication Aloft – An Inflight Review the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Airbus Group want to provide important insights into the current state of technological developments and the political debate surrounding the sustainable future of flying.

The level of political commitment in the build up to Paris means a deal is very likely. A successful climate agreement will establish an enduring framework within which governments can work together to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2°C.