Central Europe Week

Join the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative for a virtual event series exploring how the United States and Central Europe can together help shape a common post-COVID-19 agenda.

Building upon the Council’s inaugural US-Central Europe conference in 2019, the conversations throughout the week feature high-level policymakers and experts from the US and the region, while also highlighting our unique cultural connections.

The Future Europe Initiative uses real-time commentary and analysis to explain to key audiences in America current developments in Europe and how they affect the transatlantic relationship.

The Future Europe Initiative conducts research to guide the actions and strategy of key transatlantic decision makers on the issues that will shape the future of the transatlantic relationship.

By convening American and European leaders, through public events and workshops,  the Future Europe Initiative promotes dialogue to bolster the transatlantic partnership.

Podcast

Paul Adamson In Conversation

FEI Senior Advisor Paul Adamson hosts a leading podcast on the people, power, and processes driving politics and policy in Europe. Listen to the latest episodes here:

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Introducing the Young Global Professionals Program

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Young Global Professionals Program – Spring 2021 (Paid)

Internship

The Young Global Professionals (YGP) Program, the Atlantic Council’s paid internship program, is designed to provide exceptional young people with in-depth exposure to international affairs and an opportunity to play an active role in shaping real-world solutions to global challenges. The Atlantic Council is non-partisan and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. International applicants are encouraged to apply.

Experts

Content

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

North Macedonia on the threshold of Europe

This report outlines the myriad challenges that face North Macedonia as it struggles to chart a path forward on EU accession and calls for Western leaders—especially those in Europe—to consider how they can be more productively and strategically engaged.

Report by Damir Marusic, Dimitar Bechev

Democratic Transitions European Union

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Wieslander joins Security in the 21st Century to discuss Sweden – NATO relationship, European strategic autonomy, and Belarus

In the News

Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Building bridges across the Three Seas

The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.

New Atlanticist by Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Article by Anna Wieslander

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

How a Biden presidency could change US relations with the rest of the world

We asked experts from around the Atlantic Council to preview what the election of Joe Biden as US president will mean for countries, big and small, all across the world. Here’s a quick spin around the globe as we preview what lies ahead for US foreign policy under Joe Biden:

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Africa East Asia

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Sovereign solidarity: France, the US, and alliances in a post-COVID world

What allies does the United States need to compete in the emerging post-COVID geostrategic environment? And how can the United States best engage its allies to advance its national interests in this new environment? These are questions of major importance to a new US administration within a competitive geopolitical environment.

Report by Jeffrey Lightfoot, Olivier-Rémy Bel

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden just won the presidency: What does that mean for America’s role in the world?

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on what the outcome of the 2020 election means for US foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Elections 2020 by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Elections

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Wieslander in The Washington Times: ‘Russian aggression’: Sweden to reconstitute armed forces over feared attack

In the News

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Western Balkans Partnership: Getting a common market from the Sofia Summit

In Sofia on November 10, the Western Balkans Six—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia—the European Union, and ten European countries belonging to the Berlin Process will set an agenda for the next four years. This report discusses what is likely to emerge and what might need to be done later.

Article by Jim O'Brien

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Europe

For the past seven decades, Europe has been the United States’ political, economic, and security partner of first resort. Now, as the transatlantic relationship is challenged by internal and external forces, the EU and the United States find themselves at a crossroads in the relationship.

Elections 2020 by Future Europe Initiative

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Events

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

North Macedonia on the threshold of Europe

Online Event Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev explains the country’s current situation, post-COVID-19 priorities, and roadmap for reform, as the Atlantic Council launches its report exploring the way forward for North Macedonia on its path toward Euro-Atlantic integration.

8:00am Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia European Union International Organizations

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