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We connect and inspire people who want to improve society. 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.

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  • 22Oct

    Škola a společnost: hledání inspirace

    Veřejná regionální debata v Ostravě na téma vzdělávání, která předchází Výroční konferenci “Kam kráčíš Česko?” 2019.

  • 27Nov

    Kam kráčíš, Česko? 2019

    Výroční konference Aspen Institute Central Europe 2019 v Pražské křižovatce.

  • 27Nov

    The Shape of (Central) Europe 2019

    The Aspen Annual Conference 2019 in the Prague Crossroads.

read in this Aspen Review - 03/2019

Saving Europe?

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  • Security – Innovations

    A regional debate preceding the Aspen Annual Conference was held within the Warsaw Security Forum 2019.

  • Digital Dis(Information) Overload

    A public debate on the role of new technologies in disinformation, manipulation, propaganda and deep fake was held on September 24, in CEVRO Institute.

  • Saving Europe? New Aspen.Review is out!

    We release the 3rd issue of 2019 Aspen.Review, with the title Saving Europe? The Czechs and Slovaks, the two most Eurosceptic nations in Europe, elected the two most pro‑European delegations to the…

  • Report:
    Aspen Young Leaders
    Program 2019 II.

    The ninth edition of the Aspen Young Leaders Program took place on August 29 – September 1, 2019.

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Network

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

Honorary Co/Chair of the US Aspen Board

“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

Who
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!