How you can help ECFR

  • At a time where the unity and stability of Europe is being challenged, ECFR needs your support to promote a strong unified voice for Europe in the world. By providing a contribution to ECFR you can help us preserve our competitive edge in in-depth research with practical recommendations for action, using our seven offices across Europe as platforms for analysis, debate, advocacy and communications.


    Support ECFR’s work individually, through your company or organisation:


    Fund our outreach

    ECFR creates pan-European platforms, such as our Annual Council Meeting, which follows the European debate to different locations, combining big ideas about where Europe and the world are going with practical discussion about how to make them happen.


    Fund our programmes

    ECFR has four programmes that promote effective foreign policy based on European values and principles, such as respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.


    Fund our pan-European base

    ECFR has seven national offices across Europe that provide unparalleled capacity for insight into national dynamics to work towards a unified European voice.


    Fund our research

    ECFR’s publications make concrete policy recommendations on how to use Europe’s influence as a force for good and frame the debate around Europe, allowing it to reach a wider audience.


    Leave a gift through a legacy

    This would allow ECFR to strengthen its work for an effective Europe for years to come.


    As an international non-profit organisation we are solely dependent on voluntary contributions

    For information on ECFR’s principles for the acceptance of funds, please click here. For a full list of our supporters or further details on how you can support ECFR, please contact Edin Dedovic on

    The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a UK registered charity (No. 1143536) and donations from individuals who are UK residents and taxpayers fully qualify for Gift Aid, which means that for every £1 you donate, ECFR can reclaim 25 additional pence from HMRC. ECFR is also incorporated as a charitable entity in Germany (ECFR Deutschland GmbH; No. 127/603/54318). Contact us for detailed information, also about the harmonization of charitable donations now possible throughout Europe.


    Our full up-to-date Audited Accounts can be viewed and downloaded here.

  • ECFR remains grateful to its current supporters for their generous contribution over the past years. It has been their support which has enabled us to yield concrete results when promoting Europe’s values and interests on the world stage. ECFR is most thankful for its anchor funding from the Open Society Foundations.

    We would also like to thank the partners who have contributed financially to ECFR’s activities in 2016 & 2017:



    Area of Support

    €0 – €4,999


    Estudio Politica Exterior

    ECFR Madrid Office

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

    Asia and China Programme

    €5,000 – €9,999


    Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

    Asia and China Programme

    Municipality of the Hague

    Annual Council Meeting 2016

    Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Asia and China Programme

    Slendebroek, Marten

    ECFR General

    €10,000 – €19,999


    Armenise, Giampiero Auletta

    ECFR Rome Office

    Cellnex Telecom

    European Power Programme

    EC Representation in the UK

    ‘Europe and its neighbours: Towards a stronger relationship’ project

    European Cultural Foundation

    Annual Council Meeting 2016


    ECFR Rome Office / MENA Programme


    Asia and China Programme


    ECFR General

    Kandiyoti, Claude

    MENA Programme

    Savén, Björn

    ECFR General

    €20,000 - €49,999


    Aydin Dogan Foundation

    Wider Europe Programme


    Asia and China Programme / MENA Programme


    Asia and China Programme


    ECFR Rome Office

    Embassy of Norway in Beijing 

    Asia and China Programme

    Embassy of the Netherlands in the UK

    European Power/ MENA Programme/ Wider Europe Programme


    ECFR Rome Office

    EU-Japan Centre

    Asia and China Programme


    ECFR Madrid Office

    Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas

    ECFR Madrid Office


    Asia and China Programme

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

    Wider Europe

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

    Wider Europe Programme


    Annual Council Meeting 2016 /

    Wider Europe Programme

    S. Daniel Abraham Centre for Middle East Peace

    MENA Programme

    Rausing, Lisbet

    ECFR General


    ECFR Madrid Office

    Rockefeller Brothers Fund

    MENA Programme


    ECFR Madrid Office


    ECFR Madrid Office / European Power Programme

    €50,000 - €99,999



    ECFR Madrid Office / European Power Programme

    Daimler Fonds

    Asia & China Programme

    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    MENA Programme

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Wider Europe Programme

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

    MENA programme

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

    Asia and China Programme

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

    MENA Programme


    ECFR Rome Office / Wider Europe Programme

    €100,000 - €249,999


    Compagnia di San Paolo

    ECFR European Foreign Policy Scorecard and MENA Programme


    Asia and China Programme / MENA Programme / ECFR Paris Office

    Heinz, Steven

    European Power Programme

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

    MENA Programme

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

    European Power and Wider Europe Programmes

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

    MENA Programme / ECFR Rome Office

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Asia and China and Wider Europe Programmes


    MENA and Wider Europe Programmes

    €250,000 +


    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway

    MENA Programme

    Open Society Foundations

    ECFR General

    Stiftung Mercator

    ECFR Berlin Office, Asia and China and European Power Programmes

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

    MENA and Wider Europe Programmes


    The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and as such commits to work with its donors in an open and transparent way, to demonstrate that supporting ECFR and its work is an important way in which donors can pursue their interest in creating a platform for research, debate and advocacy on European foreign policy which represents opinions and perspectives from a wide range of European states.

    For more information on ECFR’s Fundraising Code of Conduct please click here: ECFR Fundraising Code of Conduct

    Should you have any complaints relating to ECFR’s fundraising activities undertaken within or outside of the UK, ECFR’s Complaints Policy can be found in full here: ECFR Fundraising Complaints Policy