IAI is a member of the "Think Global, Act European" network, founded in 2008 by the French think tank Notre Europe-Institut Jacques Delors. The network, which consists of 16 European think tanks from different European countries, issues a report every eighteen months on the EU's new priorities to be presented to the so-called "trio presidencies" of the EU.
IAI contributes as co-leader of Working Group IV on the European Neighbourhood Policy. In this framework a seminar on the topic was already organized in Rome in 2012. Contributions presented at the seminar by Michele Comelli, Amirah Fernandez, Timo Behr and Adam Balcer were then merged in the final report. The report was presented on 15 May 2013 during a public conference entitled "Un nouvel élan pour une stratégie d'action extérieure de l'UE".