As part of an expanded collaboration between the Brookings Institution and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Transatlantic Initiative is a comprehensive multi-year project of applied research and programming. The aim of the initiative is to create synergies and originate new activities that reinvigorate transatlantic collaboration on global issues. The Transatlantic Initiative achieves this goal by:
- Amplifying the shared objectives of the Brookings Foreign Policy program and the Robert Bosch Stiftung to build and expand resilient networks.
- Providing for deeper understanding of the dynamics of U.S.-European relations.
- Establishing a basis for sustained, research-informed, high-level dialogue about Euroatlantic approaches to the challenges confronting the rules-based global order.
The focus for 2017 will be the “resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia in European politics” with a comparative perspective on developments in the United States. Pressing issues such as relations with other world regions, reactions to global crises, and sociopolitical trends will also form the partnership’s agenda.
About the Partners
The Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and policy solutions. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. In its charitable work, it addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. To this purpose, it develops and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, science, society, education, and international relations.
For more than 30 years, strengthening the ties between the United States and Germany has been one of the main goals of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Through its transatlantic projects, the foundation promotes open exchange and mutual understanding, cooperating with American universities, think tanks, and non-profit institutions. The existing programs will be continued with current and new partners alike.
Moreover, in the coming years, the Foundation will increasingly direct its activities on three focus areas:
- Migration, Integration, and Inclusion
- Social Cohesion in Germany and Europe
- Sustainable Living Spaces
Since it was established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested more than 1.4 billion euros in charitable work.