European Council on Foreign Relations
ECFR was established in 2007 by a council of fifty founding members – chaired by Martti Ahtisaari, Joschka Fischer, and Mabel van Oranje – with initial funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the Communitas Foundation, Sigrid Rausing, UniCredit and FRIDE.
Inspired by the role American think-tanks played in helping the US move from isolationism to global leadership, ECFR’s founders set about creating a pan-European institution that could combine establishment credibility with intellectual insurgency. Today, ECFR has over 60 staff from 20 countries, and receives funding from a wide range of charitable foundations, national governments, companies and private individuals
The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European think-tank. Its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of an effective, values-based European foreign policy. ECFR aims to provide a safe meeting space for policy-makers, activists and intellectuals to share ideas; offer a media platform to get European talking about their role in the world
Pakistan, Japan, India, China, Middle East, Egypt, Lybia Tunisia, North Africa, Europe, US
International Relations, Research. Foreign Relations