Fondation Robert Schuman
|Fondation Robert Schuman|
|founded in the year||1991|
|address||29, boulevard Raspail F-75007 Paris|
|number of employees||6|
|Networks||European Ideas Network (EIN)|
|Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties).||Austerity politics|
The following coordinate was not recognized: 48.853124;2.326668.The following coordinate was not recognized: 48.853124;2.326668. The foundation »has been approved by the State for its services to the public; it works to promote the construction of Europe. The Foundation which is a reference research centre develops studies on the European Union and its policies promoting the content of these in France, Europe and elsewhere in the world. It encourages, contributes to and stimulates European debate thanks to the wealth of its research, publications and the organisation of conferences.«
Organizational Structure and Funding
Has a administrative board of 12 directors, a scientific council with 18 members and a staff of 6.
29, boulevard Raspail F-75007 Paris
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- Pierre Lequiller, Member of the administrative council
- Pascale Andreani, Member of the administrative council
- Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Member of the administrative council
- Sandra Kalniete, Member of the administrative council
- Fabienne Keller, Member of the administrative council
- Emmanuel Sales, Member of the administrative council
- Michel Albert, former
- Gunther Krichbaum, Member of the administrative council
- Wolfgang Schäuble, Member of the administrative council
- Jean-Paul Gauzes, Member of the administrative council
- Anne Marie Idrac, Member of the administrative council
People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.
People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
- European Integration
What we call here a semantic field is the idea to categorize think tanks in a two level system. The first levels are so called 'Virtual Networks' and the second are the semantic fields. Accordingly every semantic field entered here has to be attached to a virtual network. If you would like to follow a special phenomenon among think tanks please contact us and we are going to add a new virtual network. Semantic fields are topics that promote a virtual network. Lets take climate change as an example: 'climate change skeptics' is the virtual network and 'adaption instead of mitigation' would be one possible semantic field.
- Debt reduction (Austerity Politics): the budgetary process of the EU should be used as instrument for savings