European Horizons was founded on February 14th, 2015 at the European Student Conference 2015 at Yale University by undergraduate and graduate students from 45 American universities and the College of Europe. US-based, non-partisan think-tank, European Horizons is devoted to exploring the meaning of European identity, modernizing and reforming the concept of the social market economy, advancing the cause of European integration, and deepening transatlantic relations.
The College of Europe is proud to host one of the many chapters that compose European Horizons all over the USA and Europe. European Horizons is indeed the occasion for students of the MATA programme and from across the Departments to engage in a constructive dialogue that will propound a platform of ideas for reforming the European Union and setting a policy vision for its future.
To deepen both the European integration and transatlantic relations, activities focus on key areas relevant to the future of the European Union:
- European identity
- the social market economy
- European integration
- transatlantic relations
Students contribute to the blog of the think-tank and the Review of European and Transatlantic Affairs. They also organize discussion groups to further discuss key policy elements for transatlantic affairs.
In 2018 and 2019, students of the College of Europe attended European Horizons conference at Yale University. The conference brought together 100 undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the US, Europe and Asia with distinguished academics and policy-makers, in order to address some of the challenges confronting the European Union.
In March 2019, students held a conference “Perspectives on the Future of Transatlantic Relations” with high-level experts, former US Ambassador to the EU, Mr Anthony GARDNER, Mr Peter CHASE, Senior German Marshall Fund Fellow, Dr Alexander MATTELAER, Academic Director of the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Stefan FRÖHLICH, Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and visiting Professor at the College of Europe.
In November 2020, a key note address by Mr Javier Niño PEREZ, Head of the United States of America and Canada Division of the European External Action Service, on “Transatlantic Relations in the Twenty-First Century: The Future of the EU-US Relationship” was organised by the students at the College of Europe.
For any questions concerning European Horizons, please contact Yana BROVDIY