Who we are


FRIDE is a European think tank for global action, which provides innovative thinking and rigorous analysis of key debates in international relations. Our mission is to inform policy and practice in order to ensure that the EU plays a more effective role in supporting multilateralism, democratic values, security and sustainable development.
FRIDE benefits from political independence and the diversity of views and intellectual background of its international team. Based in Madrid, FRIDE seeks to enhance the southern European perspective within EU debates and the European perspective within Spain.
Our main contribution to international debates stems from our empirical research on:

  • The development and promotion of democracy
  • The increasing role of emerging powers
  • The role of international development cooperation in advancing universal values
  • Global governance and multilateralism
  • The complexity of threats to peace and security
  • Fragile states and energy security

All of FRIDE’s projects are accompanied by a specific outreach and communications strategy, in order to increase impact and ensure the optimal completion of objectives.


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