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 promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.



Thu, May 6, 2021

Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki on the COVID comeback, the Three Seas Initiative, and where the US is falling short

The Polish leader joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss ways to improve the transatlantic relationship, and the challenges and opportunities in Central Europe.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, May 5, 2021

Slovak President Čaputová on EU-US pandemic recovery, the green transition, and digital regulation

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová said that resilience in the midst of major challenges is key and that the United States and European Union will need to work together to improve it.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Central Europe Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Completing Europe: The Three Seas Initiative, featuring Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

On March 25, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center organized a strategy session on “Completing Europe: The Three Seas Initiative,” convened by Gen. James L. Jones, Jr. and Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Chairman and Co-Chair of the Atlantic Council’s Three Seas Programming. The roundtable featured opening remarks by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) who has lead Congressional support for the Initiative. […]

Event Recap

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Atlantic Council announces Three Seas Chairs

Chairs will bring unparalleled experience to advancing international investment in Central Europe and the Baltic States

Press Release

Central Europe

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

What Biden’s election means for Central Europe

While Western Europe is looking forward to the next four years, the reaction is more mixed as one moves east. The reason is simple: The Trump administration—despite (and perhaps because of) its confrontational rhetoric towards Europe and the EU in general—intensified cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe.

New Atlanticist by Petr Tůma

Central Europe Defense Policy

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

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Europe can bridge the gap between Iran and a Biden administration

We have prepared a series of recommendations that aim to highlight the role Europe can play in preserving the JCPOA, promoting regional peace, and boosting people-to-people contacts with Iran.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Ellie Geranmayeh and Sahil Shah

Central Europe European Union

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

Sun, Nov 8, 2020

FAST THINKING: How Europe will react to a Biden presidency

While many European leaders may hope for a smoother relationship with President-elect Joe Biden—compared to a rocky four years with President Donald Trump—will both sides of the Atlantic be able to smooth over their differences?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Central Europe Elections