European and International Affairs Unit

The European and International Affairs Unit (PAEI) implements and develops the actions of the Institute on an international level, ensuring they are coherent with French foreign policy. It provides cross-cutting advice and expertise to the Institute's departments and units for all projects and actions falling within the European and international scope.

This unit provides the interface with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (link), the Ministry for the Interior's International Co-operation Directorate, as well as the European and International Affairs department at the Ministry of Justice.


  • Create and maintain international public and private networks with French and foreign partners (foreign embassies in Paris and French diplomatic posts abroad, universities and research centres, think-tanks, administrations, etc).
  • Establish research and collaboration partnerships in the field of training and for the preparation of the Institute's various publications.
  • Prepare and monitor bilateral partnership conventions.
  • Contribute to developing training courses at a European level and, more generally, participate in projects which aim to share French strategic theories and promote France's influence in the world.
  • Ensure operational intelligence to feed into the different units and departments of the Institute as well as into the publication "Lettre de l'INHESJ".

The unit is directed by diplomatic advisor Lionel Majesté-Larrouy.

Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, diplomatic advisor to the Institute, has directed the European and International Affairs Unit since January 2012. A career diplomat, he was also notably posted to the Embassies of France in Ankara, Copenhagen, Washington, Bucharest, as well as to the United Nations in New York. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he was appointed adviser to the Director General of Political Affairs and Security, in charge of sectoral economic agreements at the department for Economic and Financial Affairs, and finally Assistant Director of Oceania at the department for Asia and Oceania. Advisor to the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, then diplomatic advisor to the Cabinet of the Minister for Overseas, he was appointed Consul General to Australia, duties he carried out in Sydney from 2007-2011. Lionel Majesté-Larrouy is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, he holds a diploma of advanced studies in International Law of the University of Paris 2 and a third cycle doctorate in international law. A graduate of general linguistics and Byzantine studies at the Sorbonne, he also holds a post-graduate diploma from the French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations. He taught European law at the Diplomatic academy of Athens and International law at the University of Annaba.

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