Group of Political Analysis
The Bureau of
European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission set up, on 15
April 2005, an external advisory “Group of Political Analysis” (GPA)
- with leading political scientists and researchers. The group is one of
three external advisory groups - involving experts from the fields of Economics,
Politics and Social Science - being set up by the European Commission.
The overall objective is to stimulate an ongoing dialogue between the European
Commission and European experts from academia, business and civil society
and to provide President Barroso and Commissioners with objective, expert
and impartial advice in the formulation of recommendations on policies
of the European Union.
GPA meetings are chaired by President Barroso and attended by Commissioners
in charge of main related areas. The Director General of the
Bureau of European Policy Advisers acts as Executive President of
The external members of the Group of Political Analysis (GPA) are :
Dusan SIDJANSKI, Founder and former Director of the Department of Political Science at
the University of Geneva, President of the European Centre for Culture.
Loukas TSOUKALIS, Professor at the University of Athens and the College of Europe, Bruges;
President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP);
formerly Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
José CUTILEIRO, Ambassador, Former George F. Kennan Professor (modern international
relations), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Former Special
Representative of the UN Commission on Human Rights for Bosnia-Hercegovina
and Yugoslavia, Former Secretary General, Western European Union.
Yves MENY, Professor, President of the European University Institute in Florence
Helen WALLACE, CMG, FBA, Centennial Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Professor, Sussex European Institute, UK.
Thérèse DELPECH, Research Associate, CERI; Director of Strategic Affairs in the
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), Paris.
Thimoty GARTON ASH, Director of the European Studies Centre and Gerd Bucerius Senior Research
Fellow in Contemporary History of St. Antony's College Oxford University,
Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
, Former Rector of the College of Europe, Bruges; and Former Ambassador of Poland to France.
Meeting - 12 July 2005
The GPA met on 12 July 2005. The meeting was devoted to EU and Africa,
recent developments and future proposals.
Meeting - 10 January 2006
The GPA met on 10 January 2006. The meeting was devoted to the topic of
security. The GPA and members of the Commission heard a presentation on the
topic “International terrorism and internal security”.
Meeting - 27 February 2007
The meeting was devoted to the institutional settlement.