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Albania

  • Ditmir Bushati - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Remzi Lani - Director, Albanian Media Institute, Tirana

 

Austria

  • Erhard Busek - Chairman, Institute for the Danube and Central Europe
  • Steven Heinz (Austria/US) - Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Lansdowne Partners Ltd
  • Gerald Knaus - Chairman, European Stability Initiative; Carr Center Fellow
  • Sebastian Kurz - Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Ursula Plassnik - Ambassador of Austria to Switzerland
  • Albert Rohan - Ambassador (retired)
  • Wolfgang Schüssel  - former Chancellor
  • Hannes Swoboda - former President, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Andreas Treichl - CEO, Erste Bank Group AG
     

Belgium

  • Claude Kandiyoti - CEO, Krest Real Estate Investments
  • Thomas Leysen - Chairman, Umicore
  • Marc Otte - Director General, Egmont Institute; former EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process
  • Didier Reynders - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs
  • Françoise Tulkens - Member, Human Rights Advisory Panel to the UN Mission in Kosovo; former Vice President, European Court of Human Rights

Bulgaria

  • Kristalina Georgieva - CEO, World Bank; former European Commissioner
  • Dzhema Grozdanova - Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, National Assembly of Bulgaria
  • Ivailo Kalfin - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour & Social Policy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Andrey Kovatchev - Member of the European Parliament
  • Ivan Krastev - Chair of Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies
  • Meglena Kuneva - Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs; former EU Commissioner
  • Nickolay Mladenov -  UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Rosen Plevneliev - former President
  • Georgi Pirinski - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Kamelia Slaveykova - Country Chair Bulgaria and Greece, Shell; External Relations Manager, Central, Eastern Europe and Mediterranean, Shell

 

Croatia

  • Lea Kaspar - Executive Director, Global Partners Digital

 

 Cyprus

  • Christos Stylianides - European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management

 

Czech Republic

  • Dita Charanzová - Member of the European Parliament
  • Jiří Pehe - Director, New York University, Prague
  • Karel Schwarzenberg - Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Deputies; former Foreign Minister

 

 Denmark

  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen - Professor, PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Stine Bosse - Chairman and Non-Executive Board Member; Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Lykke Friis - Prorector, University of Copenhagen; former Minister for Climate, Energy and Gender Equality
  • Connie Hedegaard - former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Martin Lidegaard - Member of Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Nader Mousavizadeh - Co-founder and Co-CEO, Macro Advisory Partners
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt - CEO, Save the Children International; former Prime Minister

 

Estonia

  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves - former President
  • Kaja Kallas - Member of the European Parliament
  • Riina Kionka - Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the European Council  

 

Finland

  • Martti Ahtisaari - Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former President
  • Jaakko Iloniemi - former Ambassador of Finland; former Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative
  • Piia-Noora Kauppi - Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
  • Alexander Stubb - former Prime Minister
  • Teija Tiilikainen - Director, Finnish Institute for International Relations
  • Erkki Tuomioja - former Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

France

  • Maurice Braud - National Secretary for International Affairs, Migration and Co-development, Parti Socialiste
  • Francois Burgat - Director, French Institute of the Near East; Senior Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Arnaud Danjean - Member of the European Parliament
  • Karima Dirèche - Director, Institute for the Research on the Contemporary Maghreb
  • Muriel Domenach - Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on the Prevention of Crime and Radicalisation
  • Camille Grand - Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno - President and CEO, International Crisis Group; former Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • Elisabeth Guigou - President, Foreign Affairs Committee, Assemblée Nationale
  • Sylvie Kauffmann - Editorial Director, Le Monde
  • Bassma Kodmani (France/Syria) - Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
  • Bernard Kouchner - former Minister of Foreign Affairs 
  • Pascal Lamy - Honorary President, Notre Europe; former Director-General of the WTO; former EU Commissioner
  • Bruno Le Maire - Minister for the Economy
  • Jean-David Levitte - former Sherpa to the President of the French Republic; former Ambassador of France to the United States
  • Guillaume Liegey - Partner, Liegey Muller Pons
  • Dominique Moïsi  - Senior Advisor, IFRI
  • Pierre Moscovici  -  European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: Former  Minister of the Economy, Finances and Foreign Trade; former Minister for European Affairs
  • Christine Ockrent - Commentator and writer; Presenter of 'Affaires Internationales', France Culture Radio
  • Laurence Parisot - former Vice President, IFOP
  • Diana Pinto - Historian and author
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry - Director, Prime Minister's Economic Policy Planning Staff
  • Olivier Roy - Professor, European University Institute, Florence
  • Ghassan Salamé (France/Lebanon) - Dean, Paris School of International Affairs; Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po & Columbia
  • Jean-Claude Trichet - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bruegel; former President of the European Central Bank
  • Justin Vaisse - Director of Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
  • Pierre Vimont - former Secretary General, European External Action Service; former Ambassador of France to the United States

 

Germany

  • Niels Annen - Member of the Bundestag
  • Thomas Bagger - Ambassador, Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Federal President of Germany
  • Roland Berger - Founder and Honorary Chairman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH
  • Franziska Brantner - Member of the Bundestag
  • Harald Braun - Ambassador of Germany; former State Secretary of the German Foreign Office
  • Sandra Breka - Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Hans Eichel - former Minister of Finance
  • Joschka Fischer - Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-Chancellor
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff - Member of the European Parliament; Vice President of ALDE
  • Ulrike Guérot - Founder and Director, European Democracy Lab; Professor, Danube University Krems
  • Annette Heuser - Executive Director, Professor Otto Beisheim Stiftung
  • Ina Heusgen - Deputy Head, Parliament and Cabinet division, German Foreign Office
  • Wolfgang Ischinger - Ambassador Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head of Public Policy and Economic Research Allianz SE
  • Roderich Kiesewetter - Member of the Bundestag
  • Bärbel Kofler - Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid
  • Stefan Kornelius - Foreign Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • David McAllister - Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament 
  • Michelle Müntefering - Member of the Bundestag
  • Matthias Nass - Chief International Correspondent, DIE ZEIT
  • Dietmar Nietan - Member of the Bundestag
  • Cem Özdemir - Leader, Bündnis90/Die Grünen (Green Party)
  • Ruprecht Polenz - former Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Norbert Röttgen - Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Bundestag
  • Klaus Scharioth - Dean of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs; former Ambassador of Germany to the United States
  • Andreas Schwab - Member of the European Parliament 
  • Michael Schwarz - Executive Director, Stiftung Mercator
  • Daniela Schwarzer - Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • Volker Stanzel - former Ambassador of Germany to China and Japan
  • Sabine Stricker-Kellerer - Lawyer, SSK Asia
  • Michael Stürmer - Chief Correspondent, Die Welt
  • Eckart von Klaeden - Head of External Affairs, Daimler AG; Former Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery
  • Johann Wadephul - Member of the Bundestag
  • Andre Wilkens - Publisher and Author (including most recently in German 'Analog ist das neue Bio')

Greece

  • Kostas Bakoyannis - Governor of Central Greece
  • Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Greece/France) - Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
  • George Papandreou - former Prime Minister
  • Loukas Tsoukalis - Professor, University of Athens and President, ELIAMEP
  • Stelios Zavvos - Founder and CEO, Zeus Capital Management; Chairman of the Board, Solidarity Now 

Hungary

  • Gordon Bajnai - Group CEO, Meridiam; former Prime Minister
  • Tibor Dessewffy  - President, DEMOS Hungary
  • Ádám  Ficsor - CEO, DatAdat; former Minister
  • István Gyarmati - President and CEO, International Centre for Democratic Transition
  • David Koranyi - Director, Energy Diplomacy Initiative, Global Energy Center, The Atlantic Council
  • Anita Orban - Chief Advisor, Cheniere Marketing; former Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Alexander Soros (Hungary/USA) - Global Board Member, Open Society Foundations
  • George Soros (Hungary/USA) - Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations
  • Réka Szemerkényi - former Ambassador of Hungary to the United States 

 

Ireland

  • John Bruton - former Prime Minister (Taoiseach); President, IFSC Ireland
  • Brian Cowen - former Prime Minister (Taoiseach)
  • Lucinda CreightonCEO, Vulcan Consulting; former European Affairs Minister
  • Brigid Laffan - Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Director of the Global Governance Programme, European University Institute
  • Daithi O'Ceallaigh - Director of Corporate Affairs, Institute of International and European Affairs; former Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom
  • Louise Richardson - Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

 

Italy

  • Giuliano Amato - Judge, Constitutional Court; former Prime Minister
  • Vincenzo Amendola - Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Giampiero Auletta Armenise - Chairman, Rothschild Bank (Italy)
  • Emma Bonino - Co-chair of the Board of ECFR; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Massimo D’Alema - President, Italianieuropei Foundation; President, Foundation for European Progressive Studies; former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Marta Dassù - Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute; Editor-in-Chief, Aspenia
  • Franco Frattini Chamber President, Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat); former Foreign Minister and former Vice President of the European Commission
  • Sandro Gozi - Undersecretary of State for European Affairs
  • Monica Maggioni - President of RAI 
  • Marco Margheri - Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Edison
  • Alessia Mosca - Member of the European Parliament
  • Lapo Pistelli - Executive Vice President, International Affairs Department, ENI; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs  
  • Romano Prodi - President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation; former Prime Minister; former President of the European Commission
  • Lia Quartapelle - Member of Parliament
  • Nicolò Russo Perez - Head, International Affairs Programme, Compagnia di San Paolo
  • Pasquale Salzano   Ambassador of Italy to Qatar
  • Stefano Sannino - Ambassador of Italy to Spain 
  • Giuseppe Scognamiglio - Executive Vice President, Head of Group Institutional & Regulatory Affairs Department, UniCredit; Editor, EastWest
  • Nathalie Tocci - Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Luisa Todini - Chair, Todini Finanziaria

 

Latvia

  • Sandra Kalniete - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Nils Muiznieks - Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Zaneta Ozolina - Professor, University of Latvia; former Director, Latvian Centre for Human Rights
  • Andris Strazds - Advisor, Bank of Latvia; part time faculty member, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga - former President

 

Lithuania

  • Valdas Adamkus - former President
  • Linas Linkevičius - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Vygaudas Ušackas - former Minister of Foreign Affairs 

 

Macedonia

  • Goran Buldioski - Program Director, Open Society Think Tank Fund; Co-Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe

 

Malta

  • Joseph Mifsud - Director, London Academy of Diplomacy; Professor, University of Stirling
  • Daphne Caruana Galizia - Journalist

 

Norway

  • Leiv Lunde - Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
  • Ine Eriksen Søreide - Minister of Defence
  • Jonas Gahr Støre - Leader of the Labour Party; former Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Poland

  • Marek Belka - Non-Executive Director, Echo Polska Properties; former Prime Minister
  • Edwin Bendyk - Writer and journalist, Polityka
  • Jan Krzysztof Bielecki - President, Partners Board, EY Polska, former Prime Minister
  • Henryka Bochniarz - President, Polish Confederation of Private Employers - Lewiatan
  • Mikołaj Dowgielewicz - Director General and Permanent Representative, European Investment Bank
  • Danuta Hübner - Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner
  • Andrzej Olechowski - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz - Head, Open Europe Programme, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Adam D. Rotfeld - former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Co-Chairman of Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters, Commissioner of Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative
  • Piotr Serafin - Head of Cabinet, President of the European Council; former Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Radosław Sikorski - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Wawrzyniec Smoczyński - Managing Director, Polityka Insight
  • Aleksander Smolar - Chairman of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Paweł Świeboda - Institutional Team Leader, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
  • Rafal Trzaskowski - former Secretary of State for European Affairs 

 

Portugal

  • Luís Amado - former Foreign Defense Minister; former Foreign Minister
  • Fernando Andresen Guimarães - Head of Division, Russia, European External Action Service
  • Jaime Gama - former Speaker of the Parliament; former Foreign Minister 
  • Carlos Gaspar -  Member of the Board of Directors, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)
  • Teresa Gouveia - Trustee to the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; former Foreign Minister  
  • Miguel Maduro - Professor and Director, Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute; former Minister
  • Antonio Vitorino - Lawyer; former EU Commissioner

 

Romania

  • Daniel Daianu Professor of Economics, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) in Bucharest
  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
  • Ion Sturza - Founder & Chairman, Fribourg Capital; former Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

 

Serbia

  • Sonia Licht - President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
  • Hedvig Morvai - Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans
  • Ivan Vejvoda - Director, Europe Project, Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences  

 

Slovakia

  • Juraj Bayer - CFO & Member of the Board, ZSE Energia
  • Pavol Demeš  - Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States (Bratislava)
  • Miroslav Lajčák  -  Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
  • Mikulas Dzurinda  - former Prime Minister
  • Katarina Mathernova - Deputy Director General, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Karla Wursterova - CFSP Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the European Union
  • Tomáš Valášek - Director, Carnegie Europe

 

Slovenia

  • Tanja Fajon Member of the European Parliament
  • Samuel Žbogar - Head of the Delegation of the EU to Macedonia; former Foreign Minister

 

Spain

  • Esther Alcocer Koplowitz - President of the Board of Directors, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)
  • Joaquín Almunia - former Vice President of the European Commission & Commissioner for Competition 
  • José M. de Areilza Carvajal - Secretary General, Aspen Institute España; Professor, ESADE Law School
  • Lluís Bassets Deputy Director, El País
  • Diego Hidalgo - Co-founder of Spanish newspaper El País; Founder of Club de Madrid, CITpax and Founder and Honorary President of FRIDE
  • Javi López  - Member of the European Parliament
  • Juan Fernando López Aguilar - Member of European Parliament; former Minister of Justice
  • Irene Lozano - Writer; former member of the Congress of Deputies
  • Cristina Manzano - Editor-in-chief, Esglobal 
  • ĺñigo Méndez de Vigo - Minister of Education, Culture and Sport 
  • Enrique Mora - Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Marcelino Oreja Aguirre - Member of the Board, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas; former EU Commissioner
  • Andrés Ortega - Author & journalist; former Director of Policy Planning, Office of the Spanish Prime Minister
  • Ana Palacio - Member of the Council of State; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group
  • Eva Piera - Director of Institutional Relations, BBVA
  • Charles Powell (Spain/UK) - Director, Real Instituto Elcano
  • José María Robles Fraga - Director, International Corporate Affairs, Santander
  • Javier Santiso - Director, Office of the CEO of Telefónica Europe
  • Narcís Serra - President of IBEI, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals; former Vice-President of the Spanish Government
  • Javier Solana - former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy & Secretary-General of the Council of the EU; former Secretary General of NATO
  • Anna Terrón Cusí- Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Trade; President, InStrategies
  • José  Ignacio Torreblanca - Editorial Director, El País 
  • Jordi Vaquer - Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe  

Sweden

  • Urban Ahlin - Speaker of the Riksdag
  • Erik Berglöf - Director, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics
  • Carl Bildt - Co-chair of the Board of ECFR; former Prime Minister; former Foreign Minister
  • Ingrid Bonde - CFO & Deputy CEO, Vattenfall AB
  • Gunilla Carlsson - former Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Nicola Clase -  former Ambassador of Sweden to the United Kingdom
  • Karin Enström - Member of Parliament
  • Karin Forseke (Sweden/USA) - former Deputy Chairman, Financial Services Authority (FSA) 
  • Jytte Guteland - Member of the European Parliament
  • Anna Ibrisagic - Senior Partner, ESL & Network; former Member of the European Parliament
  • Carin Jämtin - Member of Parliament
  • Diana Janse - Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Moderate Party
  • Daniel Sachs - CEO, Proventus
  • Pierre Schori Chair of Olof Palme Memorial Fund; former Director General, FRIDE; former SRSG to Cote d´Ivoire
  • Annika Söder - State Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Margot Wallström - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Peter Wolodarski - Editor-in-Chief, Dagens Nyheter

 

Switzerland

  • Maria Livanos Cattaui - former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Martina Gmür - Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

 

The Netherlands

  • Yoeri Albrecht - Director, De Balie 
  • Dick Benschop - President Director, Shell Netherlands
  • Beatrice de Graaf - Professor of the History of International Relations and Global Governance, Utrecht University
  • Caroline de Gruyter - Correspondent, European Affairs, NRC Handelsblad; contributor, Carnegie Europe
  • Jaap de Hoop Scheffer - former NATO Secretary General; former Foreign Minister
  • Steven Everts - Senior Advisor, European External Action Service
  • Rem Koolhaas - Architect and urbanist; Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
  • Dick Oosting - former CEO, European Council on Foreign Relations; former Europe Director, Amnesty International
  • Kati Piri - Rapporteur on Turkey; Member of the European Parliament 
  • Marietje Schaake - Member of the European Parliament
  • Petra Stienen - Author; Member of Dutch Senate
  • Han ten Broeke - Member of Parliament; Party spokesman on Foreign Affairs
  • Mabel van Oranje - Co-chair of the Board of ECFR, Chair of Girls Not Brides - The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage
  • Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau - Special Envoy for Startups; Chairman, Start-up Fest Europe; Director for Digital Diplomacy and Macro Strategy, Macro Advisory Partners

 

Turkey

  • Ekim Alptekin (Turkey/The Netherlands) - President, Turkish American Business Association (TABA/AmCham)
  • Senem Aydin-Düzgit -  Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Istanbul Bilgi University
  • Fatih Birol - Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Ahmet Davutoglu - former Prime Minister 
  • Kemal Dervis - Vice-President and Director of Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Hanzade Doğan Boyner - Chair, Doğan Gazetecilik and Doğan Online
  • Ibrahim Kalin Special Advisor to the President of Turkey, Deputy Secretary-General, Presidency
  • Ayşe Kadıoğlu - Acting Rector of Sabancı University
  • Suat KinikliogluSenior Policy Fellow, Institute for Security & Development Policy 
  • Soli Özel - Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Istanbul Kadir Has University
  • Behlül Özkan - Assistant Professor, Marmara University
  • Safak Pavey - Member of Parliament
  • Sinan Ülgen Chairman, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

 

United Kingdom

  • Douglas Alexander - former Secretary of State for International Development 
  • Alexander Betts - Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford
  • Charles Clarke - Visiting Professor of Politics, University of East Anglia; former Secretary of State for Home Affairs
  • Ian Clarkson - Founder, Celerant Consulting  
  • Robert Cooper - Diplomat; former Counsellor of the European External Action Service
  • Brendan Cox - Co-founder, More in Common
  • Flick Drummond - Member of Parliament
  • Andrew Duff - former Member of the European Parliament
  • Timothy Garton Ash - Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
  • Heather Grabbe - Executive Director, Open Society Policy Institute
  • Charles Grant - Director, Centre for European Reform
  • Damian Green - Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Jo Johnson - Minister for Universities and Science
  • Mary Kaldor - Professor, London School of Economics
  • Mark Leonard - Director, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Daniel Levy - President, US Middle East Project
  • Adam Lury - CEO, Menemsha Ltd
  • Kirsty McNeill - Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
  • Anand Menon - Professor of European Studies, Kings College London 
  • David Miliband -  President & CEO, International Rescue Committee; former Foreign Secretary
  • Andrew Puddephatt - Director, Global Partners & Associated Ltd.
  • Nicola Reindorp - Deputy Director, Crisis Action
  • Emma Reynolds - Member of Parliament; former Europe Minister 
  • Janet Royall - Member of the House of Lords; former leader of the opposition in the House of Lords 
  • Rory Stewart Minister of State, Department for International Development
  • Chuka Umunna - Member of Parliament