The Aspen Initiative for Europe (AIfE) is a joint endeavor of the seven European Institutes that aims to pool the national resources and strengths of each partner around common values, shared ideas and policy proposals.

The Aspen Initiative for Europe works in the spirit of the EU Global Strategy of June 2016:

“We have to rethink the way the European Union works. We know what our principles, our interests and our priorities are.

This is no time for uncertainty: our Union needs a Strategy. We need a shared vision, and common action.”

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union
for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice-President of the European Commission

Our activities are supported by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.