Aspen European Institutes
1974, Aspen Institute Germany
Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major contemporary issues, is the oldest international Aspen center. The Institute seeks to address the challenges of the 21st century in areas such as global economic change, technological advancement, international security, and emerging leaders. Located in the heart of Berlin, the Aspen Institute Germany convenes a diverse network of representatives from all sectors for discussion in leadership conferences, policy programs, and offers the Aspen seminar and other leadership programs.
1983, Institut Aspen France
Institut Aspen France was founded in 1983 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, international center for discussion and dialogue. Based in Paris, it has two goals: to help leaders identify the challenges they face in seeking solutions to contemporary problems; and to facilitate informal meetings of leaders from different geographical, cultural, and professional worlds. Aspen France organizes policy programs and leadership seminars to address the major economic, social, and political issues of the day.
1984, Aspen Institute Italia
Aspen Institute Italia is a leader in promoting enlightened dialogue in Europe and across the Atlantic, organizing a number of conferences, seminars, and roundtables each year on economics, business, politics, and security. Its quarterly journal, Aspenia, and its online journal, Aspenia online, are read in Italy and abroad. Aspen Italia conferences gather prominent figures in every field thanks to its more than 300 international board members. Aspen Italia focuses on the most important problems and challenges facing society in settings that encourage frank and open debate. The aim is not to reach unanimous agreement or to crank out reassuring conclusions, but to bring to light the complexity of our world. Aspen Italia is composed of a community of Sustaining Members, Ordinary Members, Friends of Aspen, and Aspen Junior Fellows.
2006, Aspen Institute Romania
Aspen Romania launched in Bucharest in 2006 is dedicated to promoting values-based leadership in Romania and to encouraging open-minded and informed debate among leaders about the challenges facing Romania today; and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. They do that through a series of objectives: Leadership: To harness individual potential and leadership in the context of new Euro Atlantic realities; Dialogue: To set a new standard of informed and informal policy debate in Romania through selective membership and values-oriented contributions; Entrepreneurship: To increase the efficiency of the Romanian business sector and its ability to succeed in global markets; Regional Stability: To use Romania’s geopolitical position to promote Aspen values in the region and to develop a regional network of highly successful individuals.
2010, Aspen Institute España
Aspen Institute España, headquartered in Madrid, was incorporated as a Foundation in December 2010. The Institute aims to promote social responsibility and contribute to the strengthening of civil society, providing a neutral forum for public dialogue and reflection through conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions. In this pursuit, the Institute takes on the values, features, and goals of the Aspen model, adjusting them to the realities of the Spanish context; a context that incorporates Spain’s close ties with other regions in Europe, Latin America, and the Mediterranean.
2012, Aspen Institute Central Europe
The Aspen Institute Central Europe is a non-partisan platform for policy innovation and inclusive dialogue that facilitates the exchange of ideas, fosters open society and promotes values-based leadership.
It serves as a place where politicians and representatives of business, as well as leading artists, athletes, scientists, and journalists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia can meet and interact. The Institute facilitates interdisciplinary and regional cooperation, and supports young Central European leaders in their development. The activities are divided into leadership, policy, and public programs. Aspen Institute Central Europe publishes a quarterly Aspen Review.
2015, Aspen Institute Kyiv
Aspen Institute Kyiv, launched in November 2015, is dedicated to promoting values-based leadership in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The Institute aims to nurture high-quality open dialogue among Ukrainian leaders facilitating the exchange of ideas that contribute to a good society and support and promote leadership in local, regional, and global contexts that will contribute to the integration of Ukrainian leaders into national, regional, and global dialogue. Among other activities, it has a well-established leadership program and is developing a number of policy programs.