We connect and inspire people who want to improve society.

Next events

All events
  • 06May

    Prokletí periferií a exekucí

    Veřejná debata v Olomouci na téma Kvalita života z cyklu regionálních debat k Výroční konferenci.

  • 14May

    Policy Dialogue on Innovations

    Debate on the Dutch concept of the successful model on innovations, Prague.

read in this Aspen Review - 01/2019

Trade On/Off


All news
  • Trade On/Off – we published a new Aspen.Review!

    We release the 1st issue of 2019 Aspen.Review, now with the title Trade On/Off! Free trade has advanced due to favorable international order. Globalization together with the technological revolution…

  • Call for Applications –
    Aspen Young Leaders Program
    2019 II.

    The second edition of Aspen Young Leaders Program 2019 is now OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

  • Report: Aspen Young Leaders Program March 2019

    The eighth edition of the Aspen Young Leaders Program took place on March 21-24, 2019.

  • Konkurenceschopnost:
    expertní studie
    za rok 2018

    Expertní studie Aspen Institute CE mapující stav České republiky v roce 2018 z hlediska konkurenceschopnosti.

  • Mexico
  • Washington
  • Japan
  • India
  • Kyiv
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • France
  • Central Europe


Aspen Institute CE was established in 2012 in Prague as a public benefit company serving the whole region, but primarily operating in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. The Central European office is a partner of the global Aspen network, which was founded in 1950 in the United States, is headquartered in Washington and includes 10 offices around the world!

What they say about us

“I am honoured and proud of Aspen’s tremendous success by training new leaders, developing new ideas and forming new connections. Aspen CE is a true region-wide platform promoting civil discourse and informed discussion, something we so desperately need in this day and age. ”

Madeleine Albright

“When I was invited to join the Aspen network, it was one of the turning points of my life. I learned to know a lot of different kinds of people with very similar struggles, and I imagined better what I want to achieve in my life. ”

Yemi A.D.

“Participation in the Aspen Young Leaders Program surprisingly helped me to calm down. I gained perspective and learned to prioritize better. Thanks to that, I am more focused at my work and I feel stronger than before. ”

Mimi Hoang Lan Nguyen

“From the stimulation of the Ideas Festival, to the projects conceived at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum, to deep policy studies done at our roundtables, the Aspen Institute brings together people with different outlooks to search for common ground and make the world a better place. ”

Walter Isaacson

“Aspen is for me the possibility to meet people, who think in a similar, or absolute different way, than me. ”

Tamara Bobáková

“Aspen was always able to assemble differently minded people from various fields of activity: politicians, artists, athletes, scientists, innovators, volunteers and businessmen. I believe that this capability will also significantly contribute to the development of a liberal and democratic society not only in Europe. ”

Ivan Hodáč

President & Founder

“More than 60 years ago, American businessman and philanthropist, Walter Paepcke, founded what would become one of the most respected platforms in the world for truly non-partisan dialogue addressing critical issues facing civil society. ”

Pepper de Callier

Chair of Supervisory Board & Founder

“I strongly believe that ideas matter. I am glad that since 2012 the Aspen Institute – as a proven platform where ideas and people meet – has been active also in Central Europe. Aspen Institute Central Europe has created a visible footprint in formation of value-based leadership and promotion of innovative approach to policy making. ”

Jiří Schneider

Executive Director

We Are

The Aspen Institute Central Europe  is an independent platform where representatives from politics, business and public institutions as well as personalities from the arts, sports and science meet. With the participation of figures from various disciplines, we organize public conferences, seminars, workshops and professional discussions. Read more about us!