OIIP – Austrian Institute for International Affairs
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OIIP - Austrian Institute for International Affairs

Mission and objectives

The OIIP – Austrian Institute for International Affairs is an independent research institute established in 1978, committed to fundamental research in the field of international politics. The OIIP is Austria’s leading institute on international politics and positions itself at the juncture between academic and policy oriented research. Besides international academic publishing, the Institute’s researchers are engaged in teaching, policy consultancy and public awareness raising. The OIIP is part of various international research networks and collaborations. The institute organises conferences, workshops, seminars and public discussions. Most of its researchers are also involved in teaching and supervise PhD- & master theses.

The OIIP’s researchers keep track of emerging trends and developments and actively participate in relevant academic debates. They are fully independent in their research and associated activities. They offer Austrian and European stakeholders, public authorities, businesses and society at large applicable recommendations and policy options.

The OIIP is a meeting point and a venue for critical thinking and international and interdisciplinary debates and exchanges. As such, the Institute’s work contributes to Austria’s internationalisation.

Research on the EuroMed area and the Middle East entails the study of Euro-Med relations; ENP and its effects, foreign policy analysis; the role of non-state actors; the neoliberal transformation of the state and the rise of informality in state-society relations, Islamist movements.

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