Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic InitiativeAs 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.

A current focus is 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 GmbH 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. For this purpose, it plans 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 and research, education, active citizenship, as well as international understanding and cooperation.

Since it was established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested around 1.8 billion euros in charitable work.