European Institutions and North America (EINA)
The regional office for European Institutions and North America works at two sites: in Brussels and in Washington, DC.
In these two centres of European and American politics we actively encourage political dialogue and develop innovative liberal approaches and solutions. A lively dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The activities of the regional office aim at promoting and developing these basic values through intercultural exchange.
The Dialogue Programme Brussels (DPB) and the Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD) act as liberal platforms for the key focus areas of the foundation – freedom and progress, freedom and religion, freedom and participation – as well as contents of the European and transatlantic agenda. The focal points of our work are in particular liberal solutions for political challenges in the topics of human rights, civil society, property, market economy, free trade and environment.
Dialogue Programme Brussels
The purpose of the Dialogue Programme Brussels is to illuminate and analyse the European process of integration form a liberal point of view. One of the key aspects of our work is the linking of social actors from developing and transition countries. Together with members of the European Parliament, EU Council of Ministers representatives, European Commission officials and high-ranking NATO decision-makers, they debate and formulate long-term political concepts. At international conferences and roundtable discussions in Brussels and other EU member states, representatives of European institutions, embassies and representations of states, as well as non-governmental organisations and think tanks discuss and draft common liberal approaches. The sustainability of this dialogue is reflected by the world wide network of liberal characters and institutions. The office in Brussels also tracks the possibilities for co-financing our worldwide projects through the European Commission. We advise and coach our project offices and partners from the filing of the application, the conclusion of the contract up to the writing of the final report.
Transatlantic Dialogue Programme
The Transatlantic Dialogue Programme based in Washington, DC, fosters political dialogue among political, business, scientific and cultural elites from North America and Europe. The transatlantic partnership is first and foremost a partnership of values. It is a major pillar for the security and stability of Western democracies. Only together we can make a worldwide contribution to social and economic progress. The various activities of the Transatlantic Dialogue Programme seek to achieve higher degrees of mutual understanding and to facilitate the transfer of experiences for solving political problems. Experts from non-governmental organisations are involved as much as representatives from international umbrella associations and think tanks.