ICCR specializes on research in strategic policy analysis in a number of different policy areas. The institute focused on applied, multi-disciplinary and comparative approaches, guided by the conviction that the current societal issues can only be analyzed in a meaningful way in co-operation with other scientific disciplines and facilities. Therefore ICCR also places great significance on networking and collaboration.
Core values include independence of political persuasion, innovative and creative thinking, openness, working together as a team with a mere functional hierarchy, and producing relevant research with practical implications. Thematically, the ICCRâ€™s research programme comprises the following four areas: