FRIDE is a European think tank for global action, which provides innovative thinking and rigorous analysis of key debates in international relations. FRIDE’s 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. 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. 


Giovanni Grevi

Giovanni Grevi is a senior researcher and research coordinator at FRIDE. Before joining FRIDE, Giovanni served as senior research fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris between 2005 and 2010. Prior to that, he worked at the European Policy Centre in Brussels as policy analyst (1998 to 2002) and as associate director of studies (2002-2005). He holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Ph.D. from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. At FRIDE, his research focuses on the reform of global governance and multilateralism, EU security and defence policy, and EU institutional reform. Previous publications and major research projects include: The New Global Puzzle: What World for the EU in 2025? (2006, co-directed with N. Gnesotto); The Interpolar World: A New Scenario (2009); European Security and Defence Policy: The First Ten Years 1999-2009 (co-edited with D. Keohane and D. Helly, 2009); and Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture (2010, EUISS – US National Intelligence Council).