European Horizons

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European Horizons
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Founder(s)Melina Sánchez Montañés, Igor Mitschka
Established14 February 2015
FocusFuture of the European Union and Transatlantic Affairs
Location
New Haven
,
Connecticut
,
United States
Websiteeuropeanhorizons.org

European Horizons is a transatlantic policy lab based at Yale University.[1]

European Horizons is devoted to exploring the meaning of European identity, modernising and reforming the concept of the social market economy, advancing the cause of European integration, and deepening transatlantic relations. To this end, European Horizons has established a network of students, professors, and European decision-makers, with links to academia, politics, civil society, and business. By bringing together students and notable members of academia, government, and private sector European Horizons strives to provide opportunities to engage in a constructive dialogue that will propound a platform of ideas for reforming the European Union and set a policy vision for its future.

As the only think tank in the USA focused exclusively on the progress of the European idea, European Horizons works towards forging a vision for the future of the European Union. European Horizons is endorsed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme.[2][3]

As part of its activities, European Horizons hosts an annual European Student Conference at Yale University,[4] publishes a bi-annual academic journal, the Review of European & Transatlantic Affairs,[5] and maintains chapters[6] across universities in the United States and Europe.

History[edit]

European Horizons was founded on 14 February 2015 at the inaugural European Student Conference (ESC) at Yale University,[7][8] with the encouragement of policy-makers, such as Pascal Lamy, Tony Blair, David O'Sullivan, and Erhard Busek, and professors, such as David R. Cameron, Jolyon Howorth, and Vivien Schmidt.[9]

After several months of deliberations, European Horizons ratified its "Declaration of Principles" on 24 October 2015 at its first Fall Policy Convention.[10]

Activities[edit]

European Horizons pursues activities across four branches: “Policy", “Network", “Innovation" and "Outreach".[11]

The "Policy" branch generates policy reports on topics of European identity, the social market economy, European integration and transatlantic relations.[12]

The "Network" branch connects undergraduate and graduate students from various American, Canadian and European universities to high-profile professors and decision makers.[13] Currently, European Horizons has chapters at 21 universities across the US, Canada, and Europe, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Texas A&M, University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, and College d'Europe.[14]

The "Innovation" branch brings together young innovators and entrepreneurs to develop business ventures that can have a direct positive social and economic impact on the European Union.[15]

The "Outreach" branch aims to reach out to the American society and inform the public about the history, values, and global presence of the European Union.[16]

European Student Conference[edit]

Annual European Student Conference organised by European Horizons provides an opportunity to students from the United States and Europe to share their ideas and visions for Europe and engage in debate with notable policy-makers, decision-makers from civil society and business, and professors.[17]

Spring Forum[edit]

European Horizons hosted its first annual Spring Forum in April 2016 in Washington, D.C. The Forum brought together rising trans-Atlantic leaders and thinkers to explore challenges facing Europe and the US-European partnership. The main topics that were covered at the Forum included European Army, European Intelligence System, European Border Security and Security Policy & the Social Contract. Participants were also asked to develop and present European responses to various security challenges, and had the opportunity to discuss their findings with one another and with seasoned policymakers and experts.[18]

Transatlantic Digital Economy Youth Summit[edit]

The Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy will take place at College of Europe on 21 and 22 November 2016. European Horizons will bring together students, business representatives and policymakers to discuss the future of the digital economy and its meaning for Europe. The purpose of the Youth Summit is to elaborate a set of policy options that current young leaders deem essential for advancing the transatlantic digital agenda.[19]

Fall Policy Convention[edit]

European Horizons assembles all chapters and their leaders at an annual Fall Policy Convention to discuss the think-tank's strategy and long-term impact on the European Project and transatlantic relations.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Erasmus+ Project Results – Project Details Page". www.ec.europa.eu. European Commission. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Erasmus+ Project Results – Project Details Page". www.ec.europa.eu. European Commission. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "European Student Conference". www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "RETA – European Horizons". www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "European Horizons | Chapters". www.europeanhorizons.org. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. ^ Metter, Nils (February 2015). "'European Horizons' think-tank launched at Yale student conference". www.news.yale.edu. YaleNews. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Biçen, Ayşenur (February 2015). "BLOG: European Horizons at Yale University – INTERNATIONAL". www.hurriyetdailynews.com. YaleNews. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ "ESC 2015 Conference Report" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. February 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "European Horizons Declaration of Principles" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. October 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "European Horizons Concept Prospectus" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "European Horizons". www.huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post. February 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "European Horizons Concept Prospectus" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "European Horizons Concept Prospectus" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  15. ^ "European Horizons Concept Prospectus" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  16. ^ "European Horizons Concept Prospectus" (PDF). www.europeanhorizons.org. European Horizons. September 2015. Retrieved January 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  17. ^ "European Horizons | European Student Conference". www.europeanhorizons.org. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  18. ^ "European Horizons | European Horizons spring Forum". www.europeanhorizons.org. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  19. ^ "European Horizons | Youth Summit". www.europeanhorizons.org. Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  20. ^ "European Horizons | Fall Policy Convention". www.europeanhorizons.org. Retrieved 1 September 2016.

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