Observatories differ from other activities at CERI because of the plurality of their missions: research, expertise, news watch and analysis, events, dissemination of knowledge toward multiple audiences, from closed circles of specialists to large audiences.

The International observatory of religions. This program was launched in 2016 for an initial three year period. Funded by the French ministry of armies, it is managed by CERI and the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL/EPHE). The observatory publishes monthly bulletins available on line. The monthly bulletins of the International Observatory of Religion gather contributions by academics from various geographical and disciplinary backgrounds. Each bulletin deals with the link between religion and politics in a regional or thematic section. The bulletin also publishes perspectives on current events.

The Observatory of Northeastern Africa is a research programme comanaged by CEDEJ Khartoum (MAEDI-CNRS USR 3123) and CERI. Following on from the  Observatoire de la Corne de l’Afrique that it has come to replace, the Observatory of Northeastern Africa broadens the scope of study. The notes are all published on line, and are downloadable here.

Latin American and Caribbean Observatory (OPALC). OPALC gathers lecturers, researchres and students from Sciences Po and partner institutions who specialize on the region. The observatory is part of CERI for all its scientific activities (research seminars and the annual publication, LAPO) and it acts independently for its other missions.

Quelle Union européenne en 2019? This observatory is lead by Christian Lequesne and is a joint project between CERI and CAPS-ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. It aims at reflecting upon the future of the European Union. Quelle Union européenne en 2019? organizes sessions regularly and publishes reports. Access reports and sessions minutes : https://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/fr/content/quelle-union-europeenne-en-2019