European Foreign and Security Policy


The predecessor of the Europe and Global Challenges initiative was the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies, which funded 94 young researchers across Europe.

Between 2004 and 2010, RJ collaborated with the Italian Compagnia di San Paolo and the German Volkswagenstiftung to finance young researchers in the field of foreign and security policy. Ninety-four younger researchers were accepted to the programme. The goal was to allow young researchers to stay in an environment in another country for up to two years. Each year, groups of 20–25 scholarship holders have been appointed.

In addition to this programme, a prize was awarded for the best effort by a researcher or writer in the subject area. This prize was intended to commemorate the memory of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, whose tragic death motivated the establishment of the research programme.

The Anna Lindh Award was 20,000 euros and went to the German researcher Thomas Diez at the University of Tübingen in 2009. In 2008 the prize-winner was Nathalie Tocci at the London School of Economics.