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


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


  • Steven Heinz (Austria/US) - Founder, Lansdowne Partners 
  • Gerald Knaus - Founding Chair, European Stability Initiative
  • Sebastian Kurz - Chancellor of Austria
  • Ulrike Lunacek - Secretary of State for Arts and Culture; former Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Alexander Marschik - Director General for Bilateral Affairs and EU Common Foreign Policy, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • Wolfgang Schüssel - former Chancellor of Austria
  • Hannes Swoboda - Board Member, Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies; former Member of the European Parliament 
  • Andreas Treichl - Chair, ERSTE Foundation


  • 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 for the Middle East Peace Process
  • Didier Reynders - European Commissioner for Justice; former Deputy Prime Minister; former Minister of Foreign Affairs 
  • Saskia van Uffelen - Vice-President for Benelux, Gfi world; Digital Champion of Belgium 


  • Kristalina Georgieva - Managing Director, IMF
  • Dzhema Grozdanova - former Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, National Assembly of Bulgaria
  • Ivailo Kalfin - former Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria; former Minister of Labour and Social Policy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Andrey Kovatchev - Member of the European Parliament
  • Ivan Krastev - Chair of the 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 - CEO, Inno Advisers; former Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency
  • Georgi Pirinski - former Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Rosen Plevneliev - former President of Bulgaria
  • Kamelia Slaveykova - Country Chair for Bulgaria and Greece & External Relations Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Shell


  • Caroline Hornstein Tomić - Senior Research Associate, Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
  • Lea Kaspar - Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
  • Dario Mihelin - Ambassador of Croatia to China
  • Romana Vlahutin - Ambassador at Large for Connectivity, European External Action Service


  • Christos Stylianides - former European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

Czech Republic

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


  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen - Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Stine Bosse - Director of the Board, Allianz
  • Lykke Friis - Co-Chair, ECFR; Director, Taenketanken Europa; German correspondent, Berlingske Tidende
  • Connie Hedegaard - Chair, KR Foundation; 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 - Board Member, Vestas; former Prime Minister of Denmark; former CEO; Save the Children
  • 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 - Ambassador; Head of the EU Delegation 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
  • Piia-Noora Kauppi - Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
  • Hanna Ojanen - Adjunct Professor, Finnish National Defence University 
  • Alexander Stubb - Director, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute; former Prime Minister of Finland
  • Teija Tiilikainen - Director, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats; Director, Finnish Institute for International Affairs
  • Erkki Tuomioja - Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee; former Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Laurence Boone - Chief Economist, OECD
  • Maurice Braud - National Secretary for International Affairs, Migration and Co-development, Parti Socialiste; President, Jean Monnet Association
  • François Burgat - 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 of France to NATO
  • Ismaël Emelien - Author; former Special Advisor for strategy and communication to the President of France; Co-Founder, En Marche!
  • Nicole Gnesotto - Vice-President, Jacques Delors Institute; Professor, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
  • 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 & CEO, International Crisis Group; former UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
  • Claude Guibal - Grand Reporter, France Inter
  • Elisabeth Guigou - President, Anna Lindh Foundation
  • Fabienne Hara - Special Adviser on Donor Government Relations/Europe, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; 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 - Chair, Paris Peace Forum; Honorary President, Notre Europe; former Director-General of the WTO; former European Commissioner for Trade
  • Bruno Le Maire - Minister of the Economy and Finance
  • Jean-David Levitte - President of the Foundation Council, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; former Ambassador of France to the United States and the United Nations
  • Guillaume Liegey - CEO, eXplain
  • 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 and leader writer, The Guardian
  • Delphine O - Ambassador and Secretary General, UN Women Global Forum, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; former Member of Parliament
  • Christine Ockrent - Journalist and Presenter of Affaires Etrangères, France Culture Radio
  • Laurence Parisot - Chair and Managing Director, Citigroup Inc France
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry - Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair, European University Institute
  • Ghassan Salamé (France/Lebanon) - Board Member, Kofi Annan Foundation; former UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya
  • Justin Vaïsse - Director General, Paris Peace Forum; former Director of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Shahin Vallée - Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
  • 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; Chair of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Thomas Bagger - Ambassador; Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Federal President of Germany
  • Franziska Brantner - Member of the Bundestag; Spokesperson for European Policy and Parliamentary Whip for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Harald Braun -  Board Member, Agora Strategy Group; former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
  • 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 of Germany
  • Sigmar Gabriel - Chair, Atlantik-Brücke; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
  • Christine Graeff - Director General of Communications, European Central Bank
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff - Member of the Bundestag; Deputy Chair of the FDP
  • Ulrike Guérot - Founder and Director, European Democracy Lab; Professor, Danube University Krems
  • Sylvia Hartleif - former 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; Chair, 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, Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament
  • Almut Möller - State Secretary and Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the EU 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; Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Cem Özdemir - Member of the Bundestag
  • Ruprecht Polenz - former Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag
  • Norbert Röttgen - Co-Chair, ECFR; Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag
  • Nikolaus Röttger - Managing Partner, FutureStory
  • Klaus Scharioth - Dean, 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, Telefónica 
  • 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 Chair 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 European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • 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 - Member of Parliament; former Prime Minister of Greece
  • Alexander Rondos - EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa
  • Loukas Tsoukalis - Professor, University of Athens; President, ELIAMEP


  • Gordon Bajnai - Chair, Global Advisory Board & Head of Global Infrastructure, Campbell Lutyens; former Prime Minister of Hungary
  • Tibor Dessewffy - President, DEMOS Hungary
  • Ádám Ficsor - CEO, DatAdat; former Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services
  • István Gyarmati - President and CEO, International Centre for Democratic Transition
  • Dávid Korányi​ - Senior Adviser on City Diplomacy, Office of the Mayor of Budapest; Senior Fellow for Energy Diplomacy, Atlantic Council; Energy Policy Adviser, UN DESA
  • Tamás 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 Chair, Open Society Foundations
  • Réka Szemerkényi - Executive Vice-President, Center for European Policy Analysis


  • John Bruton - President, IFSC Ireland; former Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Lucinda Creighton - CEO, Vulcan Consulting; former Minister for European Affairs 
  • Brigid Laffan - Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies & Director, Global Governance Programme, European University Institute
  • Louise Richardson - Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford


  • Giuliano Amato - Judge, Constitutional Court; former Prime Minister of Italy
  • Vincenzo Amendola - Minister for European Affairs
  • Giampiero Auletta Armenise - CEO and Chair, Mistral 
  • Emma Bonino -  Member of the Senate; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid
  • Mara Carfagna - Deputy-Chair, Chamber of Deputies
  • Claudio Corbino - President, Associazione Diplomatici
  • Marta Dassù - Senior Director for 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 - Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chamber of Deputies; President, CeSPI
  • Lorenzo Fioramonti - Member of Parliament
  • Franco Frattini - Chamber President, Supreme Administrative Court; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Sandro Gozi -  Member of the European Parliament; former Under-Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Monica Maggioni - Journalist, Rai 1; former President, Rai 1 
  • Marco Margheri -  Head, Representative Office in Washington DC, ENI
  • Mauro Petriccione - Director-General, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Lapo Pistelli - Executive Vice-President, International Affairs Department, ENI; former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Romano Prodi - President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation; former Prime Minister of Italy; former President of the European Commission
  • Lia Quartapelle - Member of Parliament
  • Nicolò Russo Perez - Head, International Affairs Programme, Compagnia di San Paolo
  • Pasquale Salzano - President, SIMEST Spa; Chief International Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Stefano Sannino - Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues, European External Action Service
  • Giuseppe Scognamiglio - President and Chair, Eastwest European Institute
  • 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 Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe 
  • Zaneta Ozolina - Professor, University of Latvia; former Director, Latvian Centre for Human Rights
  • Andris Strazds - Advisor, Bank of Latvia; Lecturer, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga - former President of Latvia


  • Rasa Juknevičienė - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Defence
  • Linas Linkevičius - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Vygaudas Ušackas - Board Member, Avia Solutions Group; former Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Srđan Darmanović​ - Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Netherlands

  • Yoeri Albrecht - Director, De Balie
  • Beatrice de Graaf - Chair of History of International Relations & 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 Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Steven Everts - Senior Advisor on Strategy and Communications, European External Action Service
  • Bert Koenders - Special Envoy, Worldbank; Professor for Peace, Justice and Security, University of Leiden; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Rem Koolhaas - Architect and Urbanist; Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
  • Dick Oosting - Chair of the Board, Asylos; former CEO, ECFR; former Europe Director, Amnesty International
  • Kati Piri - Member of the European Parliament
  • Lilianne Ploumen - Member of Parliament; Founder, SheDecides
  • Marietje Schaake - International Director of Policy, Cyber Policy Centre & International Policy Fellow, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University; President, CyberPeace Institute; former Member of the European Parliament
  • Petra Stienen - Member of the Senate
  • Han ten Broeke - Director of Political Affairs, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies; former Member of Parliament
  • Coen van Oostrom - CEO and Founder, OVG Real Estate; CEO, EDGE Technologies
  • Mabel van Oranje - Chair, Girls Not Brides - The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage
  • Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau - Special Envoy, StartupDelta; Director for Digital Technology & Macro Strategy, Macro Advisory Partners

North Macedonia

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


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


  • Marek Belka - Member of the European Parliament; former Prime Minister of Poland; former Head of the Polish National Bank
  • Edwin Bendyk - President of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation; Journalist, Polityka
  • Mikołaj Dowgielewicz - Director General and Permanent Representative, European Investment Bank
  • Danuta Hübner - Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner for Regional Policy
  • Ewa Łabno-Falęcka - Director of 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 - Head, Strategie 2050; former Ambassador of Poland to Russia
  • Marek Prawda - Ambassador; Head, European Commission Representation in Poland
  • Adam D. Rotfeld - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Patrycja Sasnal - Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs 
  • Piotr Serafin - Director, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy, DG TREE, Council of the EU; former Head of Cabinet, President of the European Council; former Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Radosław Sikorski - Member of the European Parliament; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Wawrzyniec Smoczyński - Independent Analyst; Founder, 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 Minister of Defence; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Fernando Andresen Guimarães - Head of Policy Coordination, European External Action Service
  • Claudia Azevedo - CEO, Sonae
  • Isabel Capeloa Gil - Rector, Catholic University of Portugal
  • Carlos Gaspar - Member of the Board of Directors, Portuguese Institute of International Relations 
  • João Gomes Cravinho - Minister of Defence
  • Teresa Gouveia - former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Miguel Maduro - Professor, European University Institute; former Minister for Regional Development
  • Isabel Mota - President of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Pedro Norton - Member of the Board of Trustees, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • António Vitorino - Director-General, International Organization for Migration; former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs


  • Sorin Ducaru - Director, European Union Satellite Centre; former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
  • Mihai Gotiu - Member of the Senate; former Vice-President of the Senate; former journalist
  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance
  • Ion Sturza - Founder and Chair, 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
  • Željko Jovanović - Director, Roma Initiative Office, Open Society Foundations
  • Sonja Licht - President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
  • 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, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
  • Tomáš Valášek - Chair, European Affairs Committee, National Council of the Slovak Republic
  • Karla Wursterova - Director General for International Organisations, Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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


  • Imma Aguilar - Head of Cabinet, Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities
  • Joaquín Almunia - Chair, Centre for European Policy Studies; former Vice-President of the European Commission 
  • José María de Areilza Carvajal - Secretary General, Aspen Institute Spain; 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
  • Diego Hidalgo - Co-Founder, El País; Founder and President, FRIDE; Co-Founder, Club de Madrid 
  • Javi López - Member of the European Parliament
  • Irene Lozano - President, National Sports Council, Ministry of Culture and Sports
  • Cristina Manzano - Director, Esglobal
  • Rocío 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; former Director of Policy Planning, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ana Palacio - Founder, Palacio y Asociados; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, World Bank Group
  • Eva Piera - Chief External Relations and Communication Officer, MAPFRE
  • Charles Powell (Spain/UK) - Director, Real Instituto Elcano
  • José María Robles Fraga - Ambassador of Spain 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, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals; former Deputy Prime Minister of Spain
  • María Sicilia de Bruyelle - Strategy Director, Enagas S.A.
  • Javier Solana - President, Esade Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics; former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy; former Secretary-General, NATO
  • Anna Terrón Cusí - Director, International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies 
  • Jordi Vaquer - Director, Global Foresight and Analysis, Open Society Foundations
  • Pere Vilanova - Professor of Political Science and Administration, University of Barcelona


  • Urban Ahlin - Ambassador of Sweden to Canada
  • Erik Berglof - Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Director, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics
  • Carl Bildt - Co-Chair, ECFR; Vice-Chair, KREAB; former Prime Minister of Sweden; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ingrid Bonde - Director, Securitas AB; former CFO & Deputy CEO, Vattenfall AB
  • Gunilla Carlsson - Vice-Chair, Global Fund Strategy Committee; former Deputy Director, UNAIDS; former Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Nicola Clase - Ambassador of Sweden to Finland
  • Karin Enström - Member of Parliament; former Minister of Defence
  • Karin Forseke (Sweden/USA) - former Deputy Chair, Financial Services Authority 
  • 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 
  • Diana Janse - Ambassador of Sweden to Mali
  • Gustav Lindstrom - Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies 
  • Cecilia Malmström - Visiting Professor, University of Gothenburg; former European Commissioner for Trade
  • Daniel Sachs - CEO, Proventus
  • Pierre Schori - Chair, Olof Palme Memorial Fund; former Director General, FRIDE; former UN Special Representative and Head of Mission in Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Annika Söder - President, European Institute of Peace
  • Margot Wallström - former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former 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
  • Martina Larkin - Senior Advisor to the Chair and President, World Economic Forum 
  • Maria Livanos Cattaui - former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Beatrice Weder di Mauro - President, Centre for Economic Policy Research


  • Ekim Alptekin (Turkey/The Netherlands) - Board Member, Turkey-U.S. Business Council; former President, Turkish American Business Association 
  • Senem Aydin-Düzgit - Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University; Academic Affairs Coordinator, Istanbul Policy Centre 
  • Ümit Boyner - Board Member, Boynergrup
  • Ahmet Davutoğlu - former Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Kemal Derviş - Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Programme, Brookings Institution
  • Hanzade Doğan Boyner - Chair, Doğan Online; Founder and Chair, Hepsiburada
  • Ece Güner Toprak - Chair, Democratic Constitution Platform; Founder and Managing Partner, Güner Law Office
  • Bahadır Kaleağası - President, Paris Bosphorus Institute 
  • Ibrahim Kalin - Presidential Spokesperson and Special Advisor to the President of Turkey
  • Ayşe Kadıoğlu - Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University
  • Suat Kınıklıoğlu - Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Turkey Studies; Executive Director, Center for Strategic Communications 
  • Soli Özel - Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Istanbul Kadir Has University
  • Behlül Özkan - Associate Professor, Marmara University
  • Şafak Pavey -  former Member of Parliament
  • Sinan Ülgen - Chair, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

United Kingdom

  • Douglas Alexander - Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; 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 - Pro-Chancellor, Lancaster University; former Minister of State for the Middle East  
  • Ian Clarkson - Founder, Celerant Consulting
  • Robert Cooper - Diplomat; former Special Adviser, 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 - Chair, TES Global; 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 Changing Europe; Professor of European Studies, Kings College London
  • David Miliband - President and 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, Global Partners Digital
  • Nicola Reindorp - Deputy Executive Director, Crisis Action
  • Emma Reynolds - Managing Director, Public Affairs, Policy and Research, TheCityUK; former Member of Parliament
  • Janet Royall - Principal, Somerville College, University of Oxford; former Leader of the Opposition, House of Lords
  • Rory Stewart - former International Development Secretary 
  • Adam Tooze - Shelby Cullom Davis Chair of History & Director of the European Institute, Columbia University
  • Chuka Umunna - Executive Director, Edelman; former Member of Parliament
  • Rob Wainwright - Senior Cyber Partner, Deloitte; former Executive Director, Europol