- Encourage close cooperation and joint projects among the seven European partners in the Aspen family
- Contribute to ongoing debates on the future of Europe (the EU as well as the wider European space in various configurations).
- Contribute to the emergence of a new generation of Europeans sharing a commitment to a better functioning EU and to a peaceful wider European space where the principles of liberal democracy and open dialogue can flourish.
- Contribute to the follow ups of the 2016 European Global Strategy.
- Create a European counterpart to the Stevens Initiative, a multilateral public-private partnership designed to increase people-to-people exchanges among youth in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa.