Our mission is to encourage open and democratic dialogue on the challenges facing Europe and North America.
Launched in 2007, Atlantic-community.org is the first online foreign policy think tank, and is primarily focused on issues affecting transatlantic relations. We believe that these challenges – from economic crises to counteracting terrorism – can only be solved through close cooperation.
Atlantic-community.org is member-driven; our community of over 9,000 members encourages everyone, regardless of geographic location, to have a say on issues impacting the transatlantic community. We especially want to provide a voice for a new generation of thinkers and young leaders, giving them the opportunity to publish and debate side by side with established experts, and to have their policy ideas seen by senior officials. This gives our members real political influence, while decision-makers benefit from the next generation’s fresh ideas.
Atlantic-community.org also has numerous special features, sections, and events that promote debate and cooperative solutions to transatlantic issues and provide our members with access to policy makers. We also hold Policy Workshop Competitions where the winners get to present their ideas in person to government officials, as well as Q&As that allow members to ask direct questions of senior policy makers.
We are convinced that close transatlantic bonds have an important value, but we also want to see this conviction confirmed or challenged. We want to read, learn and listen in order to understand your view, your ideas and your concerns. And we want you to engage with others and discuss.
We want you to use Atlantic-community.org as your open think tank!