New Eastern Europe Partnership Network
The 4liberty.eu is designed to become a platform for experts and intellectuals from Central and Eastern Europe, to share their opinions and ideas. Representatives of 11 think tanks from various European countries regularly publish comments, analyses and polemics encompassing political, economic, social and cultural life, as well as subjects of heated debate in the media, shown from a Central European perspective.
Atlantic-community.org is the first online foreign policy think tank, and is primarily focused on issues affecting transatlantic relations. Launched in 2007 as a project of Atlantische Initiative e.V., based in Berlin, and Atlantic Initiative U.S., based in Washington D.C., our mission is to encourage open and democratic dialogue on the challenges facing Europe and North America. We believe that these challenges – from economic crises to counteracting terrorism – can only be solved through close cooperation.
Balkan Insight is the leading news site covering the Western Balkans Region. Our correspondents are drawn from across the former Yugoslavia and Albania, Bulgaria and Romania and our site is widely regarded as the only source of balanced reporting providing copy in English to international journalistic standards. Our free to access daily news service is widely used by business, academics students, the diaspora , government bodies and anyone with an interest in the region. Balkan Insight is a product of BIRN, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and the organisation's core work is the promotion of a free and independent media and the training of journalists and media houses to international standards.
Baltic Worlds is a quarterly publication, published by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, aimed at individuals and institutions with a professional interest in the economy, politics, culture, and history of the Baltic Sea region. Baltic Worlds seeks to disseminate knowledge about the research being conducted on and in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.
Beyond the EU is the analytical platform dedicated to post-Soviet non-EU countries. The project is driven by people sharing the same historical legacy that is inherited from the Soviet Union, with all its burdens and challenges. The project mission is quite simple and can be expressed in two words: reflect and react. In Beyond the EU, the open community of analysts reflects on the processes that are going on in the countries of focus and reacts to daily events there. Main topics are politics, culture, economics, international relations, and other ones.
CEE Insight is an online weekly, which reports on political and business scandals from the CEE region. Our team specialises in selecting news that highlights corruption and malpractice in key CEE countries. We offer a weekly round-up of unbiased and well-researched news items written by our talented economic, business and political journalists based in Poland, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. CEE Insight is a quickly developing site with plans to include in-depth reports and analysis on current issues.
The Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) is a regional think-tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its main objective is to help decision-makers and opinion-makers in Central Europe - and in V4 countries in particular - to craft common responses to current challenges and strengthen their voice in EU and NATO debates. CEPI is a member of Central European Strategy Council, an umbrella organization encompassing two other NGOs – the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC) and the Centre for European Affairs (CEA). Together, Strategy Council has more than 30 staff members running 60 projects in 18 countries.
The College of Eastern Europe is a non-governmental, non-profit think tank, not connected with any political organizations and religious associations situated in Wroclaw, Poland. The foundation deals with cooperation between the nations of Central and Eastern Europe. Its charter’s aims are educational, cultural and publishing activity, developing programs enhancing the transformation in the countries of Eastern Europe, organizing meetings, lectures and conferences. The initiator of the College of Eastern Europe, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, once wrote, “a treaty can be signed in a few minutes, changing the mentality shaped over the ages through historical experience cannot be done in a day. It requires time and conscious effort. In the interest of the Polish reason-of-being, there must be supportive efforts by the state of social initiatives, of which the aim is a coming-together and mutual understanding between people. Only through the direct understanding of Poles and Germans, Poles and Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Czechs and Slovaks, can we build a long-lasting foundation for the agreements undertaken at the governmental-level”.
Since creating the portal Eastbook.eu, it has been publishing information on the Eastern Partnership in both English and Russian. We write about the main events, convey the complexity of the cooperation with the European Union, as well as presenting the culture and history of the countries of the Eastern Partnership. While specifically focusing on civil society development, it presents articles written by experts, activists and politicians engaged in a dialogue between the partner countries and the EU, as well as creating an open meeting place for all users. Your opinions and comments constitute an essential part of our project.
East European Security Research Initiative Foundation (EESRI.org) is a discussion, analytical and information-sharing international platform aimed at uniting efforts of the experts and researches from various countries to find effective ways for strengthening security in the Eastern Europe as the most vulnerable region of the contemporary Europe. Our main mission is to facilitate international research on East European security issues through the preparing of expert’s assessments, maintaining exchange of related experience, arranging professional discussions, elaborating recommendations for conflict de-escalation, crisis resolution and preventing, and addressing threats to security both on regional and national levels.
E&M is an online lifestyle magazine created by young Europeans for young Europeans. Its motto is to "make Europe personal", because Europe is often only identified with politics and bureaucracy. Our mission is MISSION POSSIBLE. We like Europe. We like each other. Out of those two facts this magazine was born. We have very serious goals. We want to support the emergence of a young European public. We want to contribute to a new perception of the European community – beyond the category of a nation state. And last but not least, we want to have fun! We don't particularly fancy the boring world of Brussels, we'd rather have the colourful and kitsch world of Eurovision Song Contest. But both of these are us.
The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders. Since its inception in 2004 and with over 3000 graduates from more than 40 countries, EAD offers the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world.
The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is the first pan-European think-tank. Launched in October 2007, its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy. It is independent and has no connection to the institutions of the EU. ECFR has developed a strategy with three distinctive elements that define its activities: a pan-European Council, a physical presence in the main EU member states and a distinctive research and policy development process.
The European Solidarity Centre is a multifunctional institution combining scientific, cultural and educational activity with a modern museum and archive, documenting freedom movements in the modern history of Poland and Europe. The Centre was established in Gdańsk on 8 November 2007, with the main purpose of preserving the heritage and retain a fond memory of Solidarność in order to hand it down to future generations, while stressing its relevance and universal value. The first task of ECS was to realise a modern, interactive museum demonstrating how the events in the Gdansk Shipyard initiated the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. The second goal of ESC activity is to hand down the heritage, ideas and notion of solidarity to future generations. We are also a cultural institution creating our own events and projects, and organising concerts and festivals with a view to inspiring fresh and new artistic movements.
Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 80 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.
The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective. An innovative and unique institution located in Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Kraków, Poland, the Museum is a registered charity in Poland and the UK. The objectives of the Museum are to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions typically associated with the Jewish past in Poland and to educate both Poles and Jews about their own histories, whilst encouraging them to think about the future.
Herito is a bilingual English-Polish quarterly published by the International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland. It is our hope that it will come to be a unique forum for discussions on heritage, culture, our times, and the future. As a periodical it will focus on issues of locus and related reflections, on space and its various meanings, and on the geography of the imagination and of memory. The pretext for the topics it undertakes to examine is Central Europe, which has a heritage of experience and cultural dilemmas that are at once unique and highly relevant to contemporary debate.
The Krakow Festival Office (Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, KBF) was established in 1997 as a municipal institution of culture. The Krakow Festival Office deals with the organisation and promotion of major cultural events of local, national, and international scope. The first goal of the original Festival Office, at the time known as the Kraków 2000 Festival Bureau, was the organisation of a series of prestigious events from practically all fields of culture: this five-year-long programme was associated with the award of the title of European City of Culture of the Year 2000 to Krakow. It has functioned under its current name since 2005.
At a time when the energy debate has never been more central to our daily lives, Natural Gas Europe is the leading engagement platform directed towards the entire natural gas stakeholder spectrum. Through Natural Gas Europe’s online presence and Gas Dialogues sessions, all key stakeholder group are brought together in order to craft a unique arena for discussion and dialogue. Natural Gas Europe’s correspondents, contributors, knowledge and media partners and experts provide natural gas and energy-related information and insight.
Nowa Europa Wschodnia is a Polish language bimonthly journal dedicated to problems of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the sister edition of New Eastern Europe. The aim of the magazine is to show the fullest possible picture of the region. Almost all the important events that have taken place east of Poland, to some extent also affect our country. It is therefore important that we look at the political, economic and social issues of in the region.
The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) is a Polish think tank dealing with analyses of the political, economic and social situation in the neighbour countries, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Southern Caucasus, Central Asia and Germany. In particular, we actively participate in discussions about the EU Eastern policy, energy security challenges, as well as political, social and economic transformations of neighbour countries. The Centre has a dual objective of stimulating expert debates and providing information and analytic support to decision makers in Poland. The Centre for Eastern Studies was established in 1990. It employs around 50 analysts and is fully funded by the state budget.
The Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Fundacja im. Kazimierza Pułaskiego, FKP) is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan think tank based in Warsaw, Poland specialising in foreign policy research. The foundation's research helps these officials gain insight into the future and predict coming changes. Founded in 2004, the foundation concentrates in its research in two areas: transatlantic relations in the context of security policy and research in the post-Soviet sphere of influence. Other points of interests include Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
The International Centre for Defence Studies is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization based in Tallinn, Estonia. The ICDS’ independent expertise helps the state’s institutions develop more effective policies, and raise the general public’s awareness of issues that influence Estonia’s security and defence. The Centre was founded in 2006 with the mission to become the regional hub of first choice for the security and defence communities of Estonia, and her Euro-Atlantic Allies and Partners, in accessing cutting edge knowledge and analysis of international security.
The Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland is dedicated to enriching Jewish life in Poland and to connecting Jews from around the world with their East European heritage. Through educational and cultural programs in Jewish studies, tourism, publishing, the arts and media, the Taube Center strengthens Polish Jewish literacy and cultivates global knowledge and a celebration of a living Polish Jewish heritage, drawing from its rich historical legacy.
V4 Revue is a webzine reflecting the ideas, society and politics of the four Central European countries in the Visegrad group. V4 Revue consists of five sections. In Looking back you can read about reflections of the V4′s past. In Inside Visegrad you can read about the current debates on society, politics and economy in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary or Slovakia. Visegrad abroad provides a window into the activities of the V4 states and civil societies the adjacent neighborhood. Stories about first-hand Visegrad experiences of the non-Visegradians can be found in the Visegrad for beginners. Finally, Now in Visegrad offers stream of updates on festivals, conferences and other social gatherings across the region. You can also find articles published in our partner publication – Visegrad Insight.
Vostok Cable is a blog about Russia and Eastern Europe – yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Founded by a group of students at Oxford University, it aspires to provide a unique perspective on the region, bridging the gap between academic and media debates.