Established in 2007, the ECFR Council has grown from 50 founding members to over 330 members from across Europe.

Currently chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Röttgen, our unique European strategic community includes serving foreign ministers, prime ministers, national ministers, members of national parliaments and the European Parliament, EU Commissioners, former NATO secretaries generals, renowned thinkers, journalists, business and civil society leaders. The Council gathers once a year as a full body for the Annual Council Meeting, hosted in a different European capital each year.

The Council is the strongest and most visible expression of ECFR's pan-European identity. Through their individual networks and collective engagement with ECFR policy and advocacy initiatives, Council Members help us to europeanise the national conversations in the EU capitals on the EU's foreign policy priorities and challenges.

Working alongside the ECFR Senior Management Team and policy staff across seven European offices and Brussels, the expertise and outreach of our Council Members ensure ECFR has a truly pan-European perspective.

Council membership brochure

Some of the members of the ECFR council.
From left: Norbert Roettgen, Timothy Garton Ash, Carl Bildt, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Mabel van Oranje, Coen van Oostrom, Javier Solana, Mark Leonard
  • 19 Heads of State and Govern­ment
  • 31 Prominent European Officials
  • 38 Business Leaders
  • 70 Civil Society Leaders
  • 16 Senior IO Officials
  • 29 Foreign Ministers
  • 12 Government Ministers
  • 19 Ambassadors
  • 41 Parliament­arians
  • 7 European Commis­sioners
  • 32 Academics
  • 20 Journalists and influencers


  • Ditmir Bushati -  Member of Parliament; former Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Majlinda Bregu - Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
  • Remzi Lani - Director, Albanian Media Institute, Tirana


  • Steven Heinz (Austria/US) - Managing Director, Lansdowne Partners Ltd
  • Gerald Knaus - Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative; Carr Center Fellow
  • Sebastian Kurz - Chancellor of Austria
  • Ulrike Lunacek - Secretary of State for Arts and Culture; former Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Alexander Marschik - Political Director, Director General for International Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Wolfgang Schüssel - former Chancellor
  • Hannes Swoboda - former President, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Andreas Treichl - Chairman, ERSTE Stiftung


  • Catherine De Bolle - Executive Director, Europol
  • Claude Kandiyoti - CEO, Krest Real Estate Investments
  • Marc Otte - Senior Associate Fellow, Egmont Institute; Vice-President, European Institute for Peace; former EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process
  • Didier Reynders - EU Commissioner for Justice; Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs
  • Saskia van Uffelen - GFI Corporate Vice President; Digital Champion Belgium; Independent Board Member; former CEO, Ericsson Belux


  • Kristalina Georgieva - Managing Director, IMF
  • Dzhema Grozdanova - Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, National Assembly of Bulgaria
  • Ivailo Kalfin - former 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
  • Eva Maydell - Member of the European Parliament
  • Nickolay Mladenov - UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Monika Panayotova -  former Member of the European Parliament; former Deputy Prime Minister for the Bulgarian Council Presidency
  • Rosen Plevneliev - former President of Bulgaria
  • Georgi Pirinski - former 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


  • Caroline Hornstein-Tomic - Senior Research Associate / Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
  • Lea Kaspar - Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
  • Dario Mihelin - Ambassador of Croatia to the People's Republic of China
  • Romana Vlahutin - Ambassador, EEAS Special Coordinator for Connectivity


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

Czech Republic

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


  • 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 - Director, Taenketanken Europa; German correspondent for the Danish daily Berlingske Tidende
  • Connie Hedegaard - former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Nader Mousavizadeh - Co-founder and Co-CEO, Macro Advisory Partners
  • Søren Pind - former Minister of Justice; President, Langkjær Cyber Defence
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt - former Prime Minister
  • Margrethe Vestager - Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age 


  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves - former President of Estonia
  • Kersti Kaljulaid - President of Estonia
  • Kaja Kallas - Party Leader, Reform Party; former Member of the European Parliament
  • Riina Kionka - EU Ambassador to South Africa
  • Kristi Raik - Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, International Centre for Defence and Security


  • Martti Ahtisaari - Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former President of Finland
  • Anu Bradford - Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization; Director, European Legal Studies Center, Columbia Law School
  • Jaakko Iloniemi - former Ambassador of Finland; former Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative
  • Hanna Ojanen - Adjunct Professor (Docent), Finnish National Defence University 
  • Piia-Noora Kauppi - Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
  • Alexander Stubb - Director, European University Institute's School of Transnational Governance; former Prime Minister
  • Teija Tiilikainen - Director, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats; Director, Finnish Institute for International Affairs
  • Erkki Tuomioja - Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee; Member of Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Clément Beaune - Europe and G20 advisor to French President Macron
  • Laurence Boone - Chief Economist, OECD
  • Maurice Braud - National Secretary for International Affairs, Migration and Co-development, Parti Socialiste; President of Association Jean Monnet 
  • Francois Burgat - Director, French Institute of the Near East; Senior Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Céline Charveriat - Executive Director, Institute for European Environment Policy
  • Anne-Marie Descôtes - Ambassador of France to Germany
  • Karima Dirèche - Director, Institute for the Research on the Contemporary Maghreb
  • Muriel Domenach - Ambassador to NATO; former Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on the Prevention of Crime and Radicalisation
  • Ismael Emelien - Author and independent consultant; former special advisor to French president Macron for strategy, communication and speeches; Co-founder, En Marche!
  • Nicole Gnesotto - Vice-President of the Jacques Delors Institute, Professor at the CNAM, President of the IHEDN
  • Sylvie Goulard - Deputy Governor, Banque de France; former Minister of Defence
  • Camille Grand - Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno - Senior Adviser, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; former President and CEO, International Crisis Group; former Under-Secretary-General, Peacekeeping Operations, UN Geneva
  • Claude Guibal - Grand Reporter, France Inter
  • Elisabeth Guigou - President, Anna Lindh Foundation
  • Fabienne Hara - Adjunct Professor, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po 
  • Sylvie Kauffmann - Editorial Director, Le Monde
  • Bassma Kodmani (France/Syria) - former Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
  • Bernard Kouchner - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Pascal Lamy - Honorary President, Notre Europe; Chairman, Paris Peace Forum; 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 - CEO, Liegey Muller Pons
  • Pierre Moscovici - President, Court of Auditors; former European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs; former Minister of the Economy and Finance; former Minister for European Affairs
  • Natalie Nougayrède - Columnist, leader writer, foreign affairs commentator, the Guardian
  • Delphine O - Ambassador, Secretary General of the UN Women Global Forum, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; former Member of Parliament
  • Christine Ockrent - Commentator and writer; Presenter of 'Affaires Etrangères', France Culture Radio
  • Laurence Parisot - Chairwoman and Managing Director, Citigroup Inc France
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry - Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair, European University Institute; former Director, Prime Minister's Economic Policy Planning Staff
  • Ghassan Salamé (France/Lebanon) - former UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya
  • Justin Vaisse - Director General, Paris Peace Forum; former Director of Policy Planning Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
  • Shahin Vallée - Fellow at German Council on Foreign relations; Senior Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies; PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Pierre Vimont - Senior Advisor, Rasmussen Global; Senior fellow, Carnegie Europe; former Secretary General, European External Action Service; former Ambassador of France to the United States


  • Niels Annen - Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office; Member of the Bundestag
  • Annalena Baerbock - Member of the Bundestag; Chairwoman of Alliance 90/The Greens
  • Thomas Bagger - Ambassador, Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Federal President of Germany
  • Franziska Brantner - Member of the Bundestag; spokeswoman for European policy and parliamentary whip for Alliance 90/The Greens
  • Harald Braun -  former Ambassador of Germany to the UN; former State Secretary of the German Foreign Office
  • Sandra Breka - Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse - Project leader, European Studies Centre, Oxford University
  • Joschka Fischer - Emeritus Chair, ECFR; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-Chancellor
  • Sigmar Gabriel - Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.; former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany
  • Christine Graeff - Director General of Communications, European Central Bank
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff - Member of the Bundestag; Deputy Chairman of the FDP
  • Ulrike Guérot - Founder and Director, European Democracy Lab; Professor, Danube University Krems
  • Sylvia Hartleif - Principal Advisor, European Political Strategy Center, European Commission
  • Anna Herrhausen - Executive Director, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft
  • Ina Heusgen - Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
  • Wolfgang Ischinger - Ambassador Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Roderich Kiesewetter - Member of the Bundestag
  • Stefan Kornelius - Foreign Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Martina Krogmann - CEO, ipc; Senior Adviser GDW
  • Sergey Lagodinsky - Member of the European Parliament 
  • David McAllister - Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament
  • Almut Möller - State Secretary and Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the European Union, and for Foreign Affairs, Senate of the City of Hamburg
  • Michelle Müntefering - Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office; Member of the Bundestag
  • Matthias Nass - Chief International Correspondent, DIE ZEIT
  • Dietmar Nietan - Member of the Bundestag; treasurer of the SPD
  • Omid Nouripour - Member of the Bundestag, Green party spokesman on foreign affairs
  • Cem Özdemir - Member of the Bundestag
  • Ruprecht Polenz - former Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Norbert Röttgen - Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Bundestag
  • Nikolaus Röttger - Managing Partner, FutureStory
  • Klaus Scharioth - Dean of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs; former Ambassador of Germany to the United States
  • Michael Schwarz - Executive Director, Stiftung Mercator
  • Daniela Schwarzer - Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • Volker Stanzel - former Ambassador of Germany to China and Japan
  • Christoph Steck - Director Public Policy and Internet, Telefonica
  • 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; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU 
  • Sabine Weyand - Director-General, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • André Wilkens - Director, European Cultural Foundation; Co-Founder, Die Offene Gesellschaft


  • Kostas Bakoyannis - Mayor of Athens
  • Maria Damanaki - Global Managing Director for Oceans, The Nature Conservancy; former EU Commissioner
  • Anna Diamantopoulou - President, DIKTIO - Network for Reform in Greece and Europe
  • Apostolos Mangiriadis - Political Correspondent, SKAI TV & Radio
  • Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Greece/France) - Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
  • George Papandreou - MP for Movement for Change; former Prime Minister
  • Alexander Rondos - EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa
  • Loukas Tsoukalis - Professor, University of Athens and President, ELIAMEP


  • Gordon Bajnai - Chairman, Global Advisory Board, Campbell Lutyens; 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 of City Diplomacy, Office of the Mayor of Budapest; Senior fellow, Energy Diplomacy Initiative, Global Energy Center, The Atlantic Council
  • Tamas Meszerics - former Member of the European Parliament
  • Anita Orban - Vice President for International Affairs, Tellurian LNG UK
  • Alexander Soros (Hungary/USA) - Deputy Chair, Open Society Foundations
  • George Soros (Hungary/USA) - Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations
  • Réka Szemerkényi - Executive Vice President, CEPA


  • John Bruton - former Prime Minister (Taoiseach); President, IFSC Ireland
  • Lucinda Creighton - CEO, 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
  • Louise Richardson - Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford


  • Giuliano Amato - Judge, Constitutional Court; former Prime Minister
  • Vincenzo Amendola - Minister for European Affairs
  • Giampiero Auletta Armenise - CEO & Chairman, Mistral 
  • Emma Bonino -  Member of the Senate; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former European Commissioner
  • Mara Carfagna - Deputy-Chair, Chamber of Deputies
  • Claudio Corbino - President, Associazione Diplomatici
  • Marta Dassù - Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute; Editor-in-Chief, Aspenia
  • Massimo Deandreis - General Manager, S.R.M. Economic Research Center related to Intesa Sanpaolo Group
  • Emanuela C. Del Re, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Piero Fassino - President, CesPI; Member of Parliament
  • Lorenzo Fioramonti - Member of the Chamber of Deputies
  • Franco Frattini - Chamber President, Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat); former Foreign Minister and former Vice President of the European Commission
  • Sandro Gozi -  Member of the European Parliament; former Undersecretary of State for European Affairs
  • Monica Maggioni - CEO, Rai Com; former President of RAI
  • Marco Margheri -  Head, Representative Office in Washington DC, ENI
  • Mauro Petriccione - Director-General, Directorate-General "Climate Action"
  • 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 - Chairman, Simest SPA and Chief International Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti 
  • Stefano Sannino - Ambassador of Italy to Spain
  • Giuseppe Scognamiglio - President and Chairman, eastwest Institute; Editor, EastWest
  • Nathalie Tocci - Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali


  • Lolita Cigane - Member of Parliament
  • Sandra Kalniete - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Nils Muiznieks - Former 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 of Latvia


  • Rasa Jukneviciene - Member of the European Parliament, former Minister of Defence
  • Linas Linkevičius - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Vygaudas Ušackas - former Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Srdjan Darmanovic - Minister of Foreign Affairs

North Macedonia

  • Goran Buldioski - Director, Berlin Office, Open Society Foundations; Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
  • Radmila Sekerinska Jankovska - Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Defence


  • Leiv Lunde - Senior Asia Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Erna Solberg - Prime Minister of Norway
  • Ine Eriksen Søreide - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Jonas Gahr Støre - Leader of the Labour Party; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ulf Sverdrup - Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Henrik Thune - Director, Norwegian Center for Conflict Resolution (NOREF)
  • Geir Westgaard - Vice President, Political and Public Affairs, Equinor


  • Marek Belka - Member of the European Parliament; former Prime Minister and Head of the Polish National Bank
  • Edwin Bendyk - President of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation; writer and journalist, Polityka
  • Mikołaj Dowgielewicz - Director General and Permanent Representative, European Investment Bank
  • Danuta Hübner - Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner
  • Ewa Łabno-Falęcka - Head of Corporate Communication and External Affairs, Mercedes-Benz Polska
  • Henryka Mościcka-Dendys - Ambassador of Poland to Denmark
  • Andrzej Olechowski - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz -  Former Head, ideaForum, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Marek Prawda - Diplomat and Head of Polish European Commission Representation
  • Adam D. Rotfeld - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Patrycja Sasnal - Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
  • Piotr Serafin - Former Head of Cabinet, President of the European Council; former Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Radosław Sikorski - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Wawrzyniec Smoczyński - Independent Analyst and founder of Polityka Insight
  • Aleksander Smolar - former President of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Paweł Świeboda - CEO, EBRAINS, Human Brain Project
  • Rafal Trzaskowski - Mayor of Warsaw; former Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Karolina Wigura - Member of the Board, Kultura Liberalna Foundation


  • Luís Amado - former Defence Minister; former Foreign Minister
  • Fernando Andresen Guimarães - Head of Policy Coordination, European External Action Service
  • Claudia Azevedo - Chief Executive Officer, Sonae
  • Isabel Capeloa Gil - Rector, Catholic University of Portugal
  • Carlos Gaspar - Member of the Board of Directors, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)
  • João Titterington Gomes Cravinho - Minister of National Defence
  • Teresa Gouveia - Former Foreign Minister of Portugal
  • Miguel Maduro - Professor at the European University Institute; former Minister
  • Isabel Mota - President of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Pedro Norton - Member of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Antonio Vitorino - Director-General, United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM); former EU Commissioner


  • Sorin Ducaru - Director, European Union Satellite Centre; former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
  • Mihai Gotiu - Senator in the Parliament; former Vice-President of the Senate; former journalist
  • 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
  • Ilinca von Derenthall - Independent Non-Executive Director, Chimcomplex Borzesti S.A.


  • Milica Delević - Director, Governance and Political Affairs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Zeljko Jovanovic - Director, Roma Initiative Office, Open Society Foundations
  • Sonja Licht - President of the Foreign Policy Council at the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Tanja Miščević - Deputy Secretary General Regional Cooperation Council 
  • Hedvig Morvai - Director Strategy and Europe, ERSTE Foundation
  • Ivan Vejvoda - Director, Europe Project, Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences


  • Miroslav Lajčák - EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue; former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
  • Katarina Mathernova - Deputy Director General, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Karla Wursterova - Director General for International Organisations, Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia
  • Tomáš Valášek - Member of Parliament 


  • Samuel Žbogar - Head of the Delegation of the EU to Macedonia; former Foreign Minister


  • Imma Aguilar - Head of Cabinet for the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities
  • Joaquín Almunia - former Vice President of the European Commission & Commissioner for Competition
  • María Sicilia de Bruyelle - Strategy Director, Enagas S.A.
  • José M. de Areilza Carvajal - Secretary-General, Aspen Institute España; Professor, ESADE Law School
  • Lluís Bassets - Deputy Director, El País
  • Miriam González Durántez - Of Counsel, Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • José Manuel González-Páramo - Head of Global Economics and Public Affairs, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria; former ECB Executive Committee Member and Europe Chair, TransAtlantic Business Council (TABC).
  • 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
  • Irene Lozano - Secretary of State for Global Spain; Writer; former member of Parliament
  • Cristina Manzano - Editor-in-chief, Esglobal
  • Rocio Martinez-Sampere - Director, Fundacion Felipe Gonzalez
  • Enrique Mora - Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, Political Director, European External Action Service
  • Andrés Ortega - Senior Research Fellow, Royal Instituto Elcano; Author & journalist; former Director of Policy Planning, Office of the Spanish Prime Minister
  • Ana Palacio - former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group
  • Eva Piera - Chief External Relations Officer, MAPFRE
  • Charles Powell (Spain/UK) - Director, Real Instituto Elcano
  • José María Robles Fraga - Spanish Ambassador to Lithuania; former Director, International Corporate Affairs, Santander
  • Toni Roldán Monés -  Director, Esade Centre for Economic Policy and Political Economy; former Member of Parliament
  • Alejandro Romero - Founder and CEO, Alto Data Analytics
  • 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 - Director, The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)
  • Jordi Vaquer - Director, Global Foresight and Analysis, Open Society Initiative for Europe
  • Pere Vilanova - Professor of Political Science and Administration, University of Barcelona


  • Urban Ahlin - Swedish Ambassador to Canada
  • Erik Berglof - Director, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics
  • Carl Bildt - former Prime Minister; former Foreign Minister
  • Ingrid Bonde - Director, Securitas AB; former CFO & Deputy CEO, Vattenfall AB
  • Gunilla Carlsson - former Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS; former Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Nicola Clase - Ambassador, Coordinator for Migration and Refugees Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • Karin Enström - Member of Parliament; former Minister of Defence
  • 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 - Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (SIDA)
  • Diana Janse - Swedish Ambassador to Mali
  • Gustav Lindstrom - Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
  • Daniel Sachs - CEO, Proventus
  • Pierre Schori - Chair of Olof Palme Memorial Fund; former Director General, FRIDE; former SRSG to Cote d´Ivoire
  • Annika Söder - President, European Institute of Peace
  • Margot Wallström - former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister; former Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Maria Weimer - former Member of Parliament
  • Peter Wolodarski - Editor-in-Chief, Dagens Nyheter


  • Flavia Kleiner - Co-founder, Operation Libero
  • Maria Livanos Cattaui - former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Martina Larkin - Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Beatrice Weder di Mauro - President, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

The Netherlands

  • Yoeri Albrecht - Director, De Balie
  • 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 - Professor of International Relations and Diplomatic Practice, Leiden University; former NATO Secretary General; former Foreign Minister
  • Steven Everts - Senior Advisor on security issues and ASEM, European External Action Service
  • Bert Koenders - Special Envoy, Worldbank; Professor International Politics, University of Leiden; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 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 - Member of the European Parliament
  • Lilianne Ploumen - Member of Parliament, Foreign Affairs spokesperson; Founder, SheDecides
  • Marietje Schaake - International Director of Policy, Stanford University's Cyber Policy Centre; International Policy Fellow, Stanford University's Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence; President, CyberPeace Institute; former Member of the European Parliament
  • Petra Stienen - Author; Member of Dutch Senate
  • Han ten Broeke - Director of Political Affairs, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS); former Member of Parliament
  • Coen van Oostrom - CEO and Founder, OVG Real Estate
  • Mabel van Oranje - 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


  • Ekim Alptekin (Turkey/The Netherlands) - President, Turkish American Business Association (TABA/AmCham)
  • Senem Aydin-Düzgit - Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University; Academic Affairs Coordinator, Istanbul Policy Centre 
  • Umit Boyner - Board Member, Boynergrup
  • Ahmet Davutoglu - former Prime Minister
  • Kemal Dervis - Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Programme, Brookings Institution
  • Hanzade Doğan Boyner - Chair, Doğan Gazetecilik and Doğan Online
  • Ece Güner Toprak - Chair, Democratic Constitution Platform
  • Bahadır Kaleağası - CEO, Turkish Industry & Business Association; President, Paris Bosphorus Institute 
  • Ibrahim Kalin - Special Advisor to the President of Turkey, Deputy Secretary-General, Presidency
  • Ayşe Kadıoğlu - Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University
  • Suat Kiniklioglu - Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS); Executive Director, Center for Strategic Communications (STRATIM)
  • Soli Özel - Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Istanbul Kadir Has University
  • Behlül Özkan - Associate Professor, Marmara University
  • Safak Pavey -  former Member of Parliament
  • Sinan Ülgen - Chairman, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

United Kingdom

  • Douglas Alexander - Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Chair, Unicef UK; former Secretary of State for International Development
  • Valerie Amos - Director, SOAS University of London; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Alistair Burt - Former Minister of State for the Middle East; Former Member of Parliament 
  • Ian Clarkson - Founder, Celerant Consulting
  • Robert Cooper - Diplomat; former Counsellor of the European External Action Service
  • Brendan Cox - Co-founder, More in Common
  • Alessandra Galloni (UK/Italy) - Global Managing Editor, Reuters
  • Timothy Garton Ash - Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
  • Anthony Giddens - Life Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Heather Grabbe - Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
  • Charles Grant - Director, Centre for European Reform
  • Jo Johnson - Former 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 - Director, UK in a Changin Europe; Professor of European Studies, Kings College London
  • David Miliband - President & CEO, International Rescue Committee; former Foreign Secretary
  • Susan Morgan - Freelance Consultant; former Senior Programme Officer, Information Programme, Open Society Foundations
  • Andrew Puddephatt - Chair, Internet Watch Foundation; Executive Chair of Global Partners Digital's Advisory Board 
  • Nicola Reindorp - Deputy Executive Director, Crisis Action
  • Emma Reynolds - Managing Director, Public Affairs, Policy & Research, TheCityUK; former Member of Parliament
  • Janet Royall - Principal, Somerville College, University of Oxford; former leader of the opposition in the House of Lords
  • Rory Stewart - former International Development Secretary 
  • Adam Tooze - Shelby Cullom Davis Chair and Director European Institute, Columbia University
  • Chuka Umunna - Former Member of Parliament
  • Rob Wainwright - Senior Cyber Partner, Deloitte; former Executive Director, Europol