Presentation of IRSEM - Europe

IRSEM-Europe, based in Brussels, aims to contribute to the internationalisation of the French strategic debate. Headed by Dr Philippe Perchoc, the aim of this centre is to become a focal point for meetings and exchanges between researchers and between French and European institutional and private partners.

IRSEM-Europe also has the capacity to host experts in residence: the institute thus provides clear support to the community of French researchers on strategic issues by giving them the opportunity to conduct research in Brussels and to engage in collaborative projects. Anchored close to the European institutions and NATO, we organise numerous events in the form of seminars or conferences, often in cooperation with other European think tanks.

So our ambitions are varied: to be a space for production, exchange and hosting.



The team :
Dr. Philippe Perchoc, Head of IRSEM Europe
Philippe Perchoc holds a PhD in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, where he wrote his thesis on Baltic foreign and defense policies after the collapse of the USSR. His work focuses on the place of the Baltic States in the European system in strategic, institutional and symbolic terms.

Philippe Perchoc was thematic advisor to the Director General of the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS), after having been coordinator of the European Parliament's dialogue with religious and philosophical organizations for two first Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament. Previously, he was a thematic analyst at EPRS, after having been a researcher at the Catholic University of Louvain. He teaches European affairs at several universities in France and Belgium.

Dr Ariane Bachelet has a doctorate in political geography from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her thesis, carried out under joint supervision with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, focused on the spatial recomposition of the post-Soviet Caucasus through the cases of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at UMR 8586 PRODIG and a resident at the Brussels branch of IRSEM. She is studying the European Union's Eastern Partnership in Georgia at various levels through the prism of cooperation projects.

Sophie Kurtz, intern. Student at the IEP in Saint-Germain en Laye.


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