Past Projects

Co-responsible on behalf of the European Policy Centre (EPC) for conceptualizing and managing the second Brussels Think Tank Dialogue, which took place in Brussels on 25 Januray 2011. Under the overarching theme Europe 3.0: Building a Viable Union ten Brussels-based think tanks had invited EU practitioners and experts to discuss the future of the EU, demonstrating their common goal of contributing to European policy-making and debate and coming up with concrete policy proposals. The participating think tanks included the following: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel, Centre for European Studies (CEPS), Egmont Institute, European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe-Les amis de l’Europe, Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).

Co-responsible on behalf of the European Policy Centre (EPC) for a joint study of EPC, Egmont and CEPS on the institutional consequences of the Lisbon Treaty. The study tackled ten issues including i.a. the European Council, the European Parliament, the Commission, the role of national parliaments, the Citizens' Initiative, and external action. The three participating think tanks had already in 2007 joined forces, cooperation at the time had resulted in a joint study entitled The Treaty of Lisbon: Implementing the Institutional Innovations.

Co-responsible on behalf of the European Policy Centre (EPC) for conceptualizing and managing the first Annual Think Tank Forum: State of the Union 2010 organized by leading Brussels based think tanks. The first Forum was organized on 12 January 2010. The nine participating think tanks included the following: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel, Centre for European Studies (CEPS), Egmont Institute, European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe-Les amis de l’Europe, Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).

As Stavros Costopoulos Research Fellow Janis A. Emmanouilidis aimed to strengthen the presence of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in the debates about the future of the European Union. This included (i) the preparation of strategy, policy and discussion papers, (ii) the establishment of new channels for disseminating ELIAMEP's research results and policy proposals, and (iii) the expansion of ELIAMEP's presence in European networks and in international media. Specific fields of interest included prosals concerning the reform of the EU's institutional power structure, the analysis of the EU Reform Treaty and the future development of the European constitutional process, the politicisation of the EU and the future of differentiation in an EU 27+.

Between 2006-2009 member of the L'Esprit de Sel Group, a group invited by Marek Siwiec, then Vice-President of the European Parliament. The Group consisted of Carl-Fredrik Bergström, Senior Fellow at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) and lecturer at Stockholm University, Stockholm; Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Stavros Costopoulos Research Fellow, ELIAMEP, Athens; Lykke Fries, Pro-Rector of the University of Copenhagen; Christophe Hillion, Professor of European Law and co-director of the Europa Institute, Leiden University; Paul Hofheinz, President of The Lisbon Council, Brussels; Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul, Secretary General of Notre Europe, Paris; Pawel Swieboda, Director of demosEUROPA, Warsaw; and Tamas Szemler, Deputy Director, Institute for World Economy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. The Group published its first report – Giving Globalisation a European Face – in May 2008. Subsequent work concentrated on the future of the EU's neighbourhood policy and the continuation of the enlargement process.

Co-responsible for a high-level conference organized by ELIAMEP entitled The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies. In the course of this 6th European Seminar a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the 2009 European elections, and debated the redefinition of economic governance in the EU in light of the current global crisis, Europe’s global role in a rapidly changing international environment, the perspectives for a “Green Europe”, and the future of the Lisbon Treaty. The conference took place between 25-28 June 2009, in Delphi, Greece.

Between 2008-2009 Janis A. Emmanouilidis was co-founder and editor of the bulletin ELIAMEP Thesis. This series, which is published six to eight time a year covers topical issues related to EU integration, to Europe's role in global affairs and to recent developments in international affairs.

Janis A. Emmanouilidis was member of a US-European Working Group on Security and Defence jointly run by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the RAND corporation. The project aimed to issue a policy-oriented report that identifies key issues of common concern in transatlantic relations and make jointly agreed recommendations on how to address these issues. The working group met three times and consited of leading American and European experts on international, transatlantic and European affairs. The outcome of their discussions is reflected in the report Revitalizing the Transatlantic Security Partnership written by F. Stephen Larrabee (RAND) and Julian Lindley-French (Netherlands and United Kingdom Defense Academies). The report was launched in Washington D.C. in February 2009 and presented in Brussels in March 2009.The European members of the working group are all members of the Venusberg Group, which has issued numerours reports on Europe's future foreign, security and defence policy.

Participation in the project "Think Global Act European" organized by Notre Europe and the Fondation pour L'Innovation Politique. The main objective of the project was to mobilize a group of leading European think-tanks for the purpose of formulating concrete recommendations on major issues of concern to the French, Czech and Swedish EU presidencies. The final report was published in May 2008. The findings of the report served also as a basis for discussions at the Third European Think Tank Forum, which took place in Paris on 19-20 September 2008.

Co-responsible for a conference jointly organized by ELIAMEP and the Bertelsmann Foundation on The EU and its Neighbours: In Search of New Forms of Partnership held nearby Athens between 3-6 July 2008. At this critical juncture, the conference aimed to bring together a group of around 40 leading thinkers and policy-makers from different European and non-European countries to brainstorm on the perspectives for the relationship between the EU and its eastern and southern neighbouring countries.

Between 2002-2007 responsible for two research projects related to the reform of the European Union run jointly by a group of researchers at the Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P) and the Bertelsmann Foundation, Guetersloh (Germany). In the framework of these projects Janis A. Emmanouilidis published widely on the EU's overall political, institutional and constitutional development, the Union's foreign, security and defence policy, the implications of EU enlargement and the perspectives of differentiated integration in an EU 27+. He was co-author of the strategy papers prepared for the International Bertelsmann Forum 2004 and the International Bertelsmann Forum 2006 and for the Karlspreis Fora 2002-2004. During this time he was also editor of Spotlight Europe (formerly Reform Spotlight, Convention Spotlight), European correspondent of the German monthly journal Internationale Politik, chair of a working group in the framework of a project jointly conducted with the Renmin University of China, functioned as an advisor of national governments, EU institutions, European parties and NGOs on a broad range of issues related to European integration and commented on EU affairs for various German and international media.

Between 1999 and 2002 responsible for a project on "Issues and Consequences of EU Enlargement" run jointly by the  C·A·P and the Bertelsmann Foundation. In the framework of this project Janis A. Emmanouilidis was academic coordinator of the international strategy group Thinking Enlarged, which worked out and published two reports on the future of the integration process from the perspective of an enlarged European Union.

Between 1995-1997 responsible for a research project conducted by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and dedicated to the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). His duties included the preparation of specialized research studies, active participation in the institute's advocacy of the German Foreign Ministry, the planning and organising of international seminars and conferences and the editing of the institute's CFSP publications.

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