Public-policy research analysis

Public-policy research analysis

Think Tanks translate applied and basic research into a language that is understandable, reliable and accessible for policymakers and the public, and they enable policymakers and the public to make informed decisions about public policy

Bridge social sciences and policymaking

Bridge social sciences and policymaking

The complexity of political issues under the globalization process has reduced the capacity of individual national governments and increased the soft power of non-state actors, requiring the support of experts along the policymaking cycle

A source for understanding public issues

A source for understanding public issues

Think Tanks have a privileged position: on one side, state actors receive informed opinions and insights for the action on complex themes; on the other side, the independence and expertise of Think Tanks make them a trustworthy source for understanding public issues

Most of the top ranked Think Tanks are national and independent organizations, with private and
public donors, belonging to research institutions like universities, or NGOs.

Think Tanks can influence the public agenda defining problems, explore new fields of action, and are capable of influencing policy makers with alternative solutions and the mobilization of the public opinion. They participate, thus, in the policies life-cycle, in particular the identification and formulation phases, and the impact assessment.

At the end of 2015, there were 6.846 Think Tanks in the world, 28% of them (1.931) in North America (Mexico, Canada and US) and of them 1.835 in the United States. In Europe, 1.770 Think Tanks (26%) were counted (TCCSP, University of Pennsylvania).


Mediterranean Think Tank

GEOMETT is a new concept, located in the Mediterranean area, focused on the Mediterranean integration for the socio-economic welfare, with a transnational governance through branch offices. In terms of domain, most of the Mediterranean Think Tanks work in the International Relations domain (40%), together with Social Sciences, Economy and Euromediterranean policies and integration.

The main interests of the Mediterranean Think Tanks are the economic development, sustainable growth, natural resources (water, oceans), energy, governance, education, culture and media, regional and territorial development and integration.

Innovative approach

None of the Mediterranean Think Tanks is focused on Science and innovation (Sciences systems, Scientific cooperation, Science Diplomacy); few on Social policies and the Welfare in a cross-national perspective.

GEOMETT proposes an innovative approach, based on the scientific cooperation for the socioeconomic welfare. Besides, as mentioned, GEOMETT proposes its action in a geographical area of tremendous geopolitical relevance, where the institutional, economic and European interest is high, where the interest of key research organizations and Think Tanks is high, but where purely Mediterranean initiatives aren’t frequent.

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