“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. ”
read in this Aspen Review - 03/2017
The Way We Will Work
Czechia – Our Place in Europe
Czech Republic: The Shape We’re In 2017
Let’s Vote, Czechia!
Debaty Kam kráčíš Česko 2017
- 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
“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. ”
“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. ”
“Aspen is for me the possibility to meet people, who think in a similar, or absolute different way, than me. ”
“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. ”
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. ”
The Aspen Institute Central Europe serves as an independent platform where political, business, and non-profit leaders, as well as leading personalities from art, sports and science, can meet and interact. The Institute facilitates interdisciplinary and regional cooperation, and supports young Central European leaders in their development. Read more about us!