The CIPI Foundation
The CIPI Foundation is an independent and interdisciplinary not-for-profit corporation engaged in providing strategic foresight applied to a variety of endeavors.
  • Emerging issues analyses identify the seeds of change and highlight the possible, probable, and preferred impact.
  • Analyses of the sources, patterns, and causes of change and stability with respect to tomorrow provide key strategic policy insights on the challenges of the present.
  • Radical thinking with astonishing quality and level innovates the public debate on European and global affairs.

The strength of the CIPI Foundation is in its network of diverse professional people.


Current vision and endeavors

The collapse of the Eastern Bloc (Soviet-led Europe) provided the distorting prism of the final victory of Western Europe (American-led Europe) based on the idea that all political alternatives had been exhausted. This optimism has already sustained damage, and there are indications of a new orientation emerging that cannot remain without effect in the realm of European, transatlantic, and worldviews. The dissolution of accustomed ideological classifications is enhanced by the finance-driven extraction of social value and the spreading of a mass technological order. In this process, the overturn of strategy and tactic has changed the meaning and role of the leadership, challenging the modern concepts of sovereignty and representation. The European Union must radically redefine different strategies of integration that provide a credible and sustainable re-positioning in the post-American world.

​The CIPI Foundation provides a realist and independent European strategic vision.

​The CIPI analyses determine the possible trends in the complex relationship of preservation and change in the Euro Atlantic space.

The CIPI Foundation contributes to European-generated big ideas for the twentieth-first century.

The CIPI tools and services are designed to address the transformative challenges and to foster a new cultural vision, for instance:

  • To search for harmony in the fluctuations of hierarchies and priorities: from competitive to cooperative; from individualistic to collaborative; from materialist to sustainable
  • To deal with non-hierarchical and non-centralized political organizations and institutions that structurally overturn the political logic of modernity
  • To find the sustainable balance in dynamic topologies of strategy and tactic, of centralized leadership and democratic initiatives, and of spontaneity and planning

Paolo Raffone

Director, The CIPI Foundation

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