Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies
|Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies|
|founded in the year||2007|
|address||20 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels|
|Networks||Center for European Studies (CES), Vocational and Educational European Resources (VETCAT)|
|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|
|Output of Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies 2023|
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Books, Peer reviewed pubs., Studies, Articles, Policy papers, Op-eds, Newspaper articles, Blogs, Periodicals, Podcasts (audio), Podcasts (video), Conferences, Seminars/workshops, Lecturers/talks, Briefings, Others, </pbars>
|Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.|
|People n = 4|
|Presences n = 4|
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Think Tank,0 Business,0 Media,1 Politics,2 Academia,0 NGO,1 </pPie>
|Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.|
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Author,1 Leader (CEO etc.),3 Consultant,0 Editor,0 Interviewee,0 Member,0 Participant,0 Lecturer,0 Employee,0 </pPie>
The following coordinate was not recognized: 50.840082;4.367294.The following coordinate was not recognized: 50.840082;4.367294. We present the network of which the Martens Centre is the organizing institution under the category Center for European Studies (CES).
Organizational Structure and Funding
The Wilfried Martens Centre is a political foundation at European level, affiliated with the EPP-Group in the European Parliament and funded out of the EU budget.
»The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (previously the Centre for European Studies) was established in 2007 as the political foundation and official think tank of the European People’s Party (EPP). It embodies a pan-European mind-set based on centre-right, Christian Democrat, conservative and like-minded political values and research. It serves as a framework for national political foundations linked to member parties of the EPP, with 29 foundations currently members.«.
20 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- Mikuláš Dzurinda, Executive Board
- Olof Ehrenkrona, Executive Board
- Yannis G. Valinakis, Executive Board
- Hans-Gert Pöttering, Executive Board
- György Granasztói, Executive Board
- Antonio López-Istúriz, Executive Board
- Raymond Gradus, Executive Board
- Joseph Daul, Executive Board
Members are not actively engaged in the institution, but have some rights (participation in certain events...). Sometimes members have to pay extensive yearly fees.
People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)
- Jos J.A.M. Van Gennip, Academic Council
- Žiga Turk, Academic Council
- Mart Laar, Academic Council
- Martti Häikiö, Academic Council
- Olof Ehrenkrona, Academic Council
- Werner Fasslabend, Academic Council
- Bruno Aguilera Barchet, Academic Council
- Lorenzo Ornaghi, Academic Council
- John Bruton, Academic Council
- George Galanos, Academic Council
Experts are not permanently employed at the Think Tank. They are paid for contract research when their expertise is needed. Some Think Tanks call a database of hundred or even more experts their own.
- Hans Geeroms, Research Associates
- Nikolaos Tzifakis, Research Associates
- Katarina Králiková, Research Associates
- Michalis Peglis, Research Associates
- Filippo L. Calciano, Research Associates
- Svante Cornell, Research Associates
- Florian Hartleb, Research Associates
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.
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.
- Reduction of public expenditures (Austerity Politics): fiscal consolidation by »targeting mainly public expenditures« will have expansionary effects