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The European Institute® built a reputation as the leading public policy organization in Washington devoted solely to European-American relations. The European Institute's comprehensive program fostered pragmatic, unofficial discussions on the central economic, strategic, environmental and public policy issues that lie at the heart of the transatlantic relationship and facilitated substantial exchange between key transatlantic constituencies. Roundtables, of various sizes and formality, offered the flexibility to address key issues in a timely manner, address immediate concerns and offer continuity for effective and sustained cooperation.

Browse the Program Archive by selecting a topic below:

Defense & Security

Energy

Environment

European - American Policy Forum

Finance & Economic Affairs

Homeland Security

Telecommunications

Trade & Investment

Transportation & Infrastructure

Transatlantic Leadership Award

 

The European Institute at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Center for International Policy Exchanges has embarked on an effort to revive at least some of the activities of the European Institute (EI). Our first step was to preserve the EI archives at what we are calling the “European Institute at the University of Maryland.”

We are now in the process of reviving EI's regular distribution of essays, reports, and book reviews. Its flagship publication was “European Affairs.” With a small grant from the Bertelsmann Foundation (North America), we are restarting this distribution, eventually on a twice-monthly basis. But, in keeping with the University home, and consistent with our Center for International Policy Exchanges (CIPE), we plan to adjust the content. We will not focus on political, diplomatic and defense issues. There are many other fine groups and organizations successfully filling that need now. Instead, we are aiming for authoritative pieces on economic, social and infrastructure issues with a transatlantic nexus, that is, something that is happening in Europe that might be of interest in the U.S.

About CIPE

The University of Maryland Center for International Policy Exchanges (CIPE) aims to examine policy ideas from abroad and to bring relevant policy lessons back to the U.S. for the benefit of American researchers and policymakers. The center is directed by Douglas J. Besharov, professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

Policymakers in the U.S. are facing significant challenges in areas as diverse as old-age pensions, health care, social welfare, immigration, energy, and the environment. While policy analysis in these fields has been dominated by U.S. researchers, universities, and think tanks, the rest of the world is quickly catching up. Non-U.S. researchers and policymakers have learned from U.S. policies and have raised standards for policy analysis. Moreover, in some areas, such as the reform of public pension systems, other countries have adopted more innovative policies. Hence, the purpose of this project is to examine what U.S. analysts and policymakers can learn from abroad.

Since 2009, CIPE has been organizing a series of cross-national policy exchange conferences, both overseas and in the U.S. While each conference’s topic and format varies, they share a common goal: the collection and presentation of high-quality, policy-oriented papers, followed by publication and dissemination of lessons from abroad in the U.S. Please click here for more information on these conferences. For more information on post-conference publications, including the Oxford University Press International Policy Exchange Series (IPES), as well as peer-reviewed journals, please click here.

A message from the former European Institute

Dear Friends,

As you may already know, The European Institute has ceased operations. I am happy to inform you, however, that the rich work of The European Institute, captured on our website (www.europeaninstitute.org), will continue to be archived and maintained by the University of Maryland’s Center for International Policy Exchanges (www.umdcipe.org).

Thanks to many of you, The European Institute has served as the leading public policy organization in Washington devoted solely to Transatlantic Relations since its founding in 1989. The core of our mission has been to facilitate the exchange of information between public policy makers in both Europe and the United States, so as to deepen the understanding of the breadth of European perspectives on key issues of common concern, and to help build consensus on mutually beneficial resolutions.

The European Institute’s policy journal, European Affairs, has been invaluable in strengthening the direct exchanges facilitated through our many meetings by drawing on a wide network of prominent experts to build a rich and comprehensive body of work on contemporary issues at the core of European-American relations. Going back to 2000, articles and blogs are archived and well indexed on the Institute’s site. 

We are grateful to the University of Maryland for making this valuable material available to all. If you have any questions, please contact Rye McKenzie at rmckenzi@umd.edu.

Sincerely,

Joëlle Attinger, former President of the European Institute

 

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for International Policy Exchanges (www.umdcipe.org) is happy to act as steward of the valuable materials published on The European Institute’s website, including those published through its online journal, European Affairs. These articles have illuminated important trans-Atlantic issues since 2000, providing a rich and valuable source of expert opinion and insight.

All articles and blogs are well indexed and accessible to all here on the existing website of the European Institute (www.europeaninstitute.org). In the future, we plan to migrate these materials to a UMD site, operating as the European Institute at the University of Maryland. Please address any questions to Jason Scott (jmscot01@umd.edu).

Currently, our archive is split into three categories: European Affairs Articles, Former EI Programs, and EI Blog Posts.

 

European Affairs Articles

Published by The European Institute®, European Affairs reflected the discussions that take place between the US and Europe in the capital of the United States. Its goal was to facilitate the transatlantic dialogue and to disseminate information on issues affecting the US-EU relationship.

European Affairs was a source of first-hand information about the transatlantic relationship. It covered an array of issues, including US-EU trade relations, financial and monetary affairs, information technology, European security, defense, NATO, European Union enlargement, environment and energy.

European Affairs provided its readers with a thorough analysis of the differences between the US and EU in approaching these issues.

Contributors to European Affairs were major American and European policy and business leaders, as well as journalists and academics. The uniqueness of this policy review stemmed from the fact that it was a primary source of information.

 

Programs

The European Institute® built a reputation as the leading public policy organization in Washington devoted solely to European-American relations. The European Institute's comprehensive program fostered pragmatic, unofficial discussions on the central economic, strategic, environmental and public policy issues that lie at the heart of the transatlantic relationship and facilitated substantial exchange between key transatlantic constituencies. Roundtables, of various sizes and formality, offered the flexibility to address key issues in a timely manner, address immediate concerns and offer continuity for effective and sustained cooperation.

 

EI Blog

The EI blog was created to give short, timely analyses of current events in between releases of the European Affairs journal. Articles published in the EI blog tended to cover the same array of issues as European Affairs, but in a punchier, less academic and more news-oriented format.