Atlantic Action Plan Fact Sheet

Have a look at the summary of the main information of the Atlantic Action Plan by our fellows of the Atlantic Expedition: “To realize innovative policies and future modes of transatlantic cooperation, the Atlantic Action Plan proposes to strategically expand the scope of transatlantic actors and allies and to increase the presence of underrepresented communities”. […]


Atlantic Expedition: Atlantic Action Plan

April 2018  I. Introduction to the Atlantic Expedition   The Atlantic Expedition (AE) is a German-US fellowship program initiated by the non-profit organization Atlantische Initiative e.V. It aims to empower a younger and more diverse generation of leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to explore ideas for modernizing transatlantic relations and broadening the scope of […]


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Für deutschsprachige Datenschutzerklärung bitte nach unten scrollen is a non-profit project of Atlantische Initiative e. V., a non-profit organization seated in the Federal Republic of Germany (Berlin) and therefore subject to German law, particularly the Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz (TDDSG), Mediendienstestaatsvertrag (MDStV), and Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG). In compliance with all respective German laws, we hereby inform users of […]


Terms of Use and Impressum of the Atlantic Community

Für deutschen Text bitte nach unten scrollen General The Atlantic Community is a project of the non-profit organization Atlantische Initiative e.V. based in Berlin, Germany. The project is designed to serve as an open think tank for a global policy community. All parties with an interest in foreign affairs and an appreciation for transatlantic cooperation […]


Governance Rules and Disclosure of Funding Sources publishes articles on a wide range of transatlantic policy issues from many opponents, critics, and supporters.  The Atlantische Initiative, publisher of, occasionally accepts funding for these projects (e.g. theme weeks) from various branches of government and private sector organizations. If we accept funding, we declare the sponsorship on the appropriate page of our website. All […]


Past Supporters

The following supporters provided financial contributions for projects on from 2011-2016: The NGO Atlantische Initiative e.V. established the website in 2006-2007 with a grant from the Transatlantic Program of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. In 2015 […]


Donate & Support is the first online think tank for transatlantic debate on key issues of international politics and globalization. Our small and dedicated editorial team helps a new generation of thinkers and young leaders become involved in the transatlantic dialogue. We review the many articles submitted by our members and publish the most outstanding pieces in […]


Next Generation Blog

At the Atlantic Community we encourage and cherish the ideas and advice from young generations on the future of transatlantic relations. In an increasingly complicated and interconnected world, there is always a need for a proactive engagement of young generations and inter-generational dialogue. Join our debate and blog to take an active part in shaping our […]


About Us is the first online foreign policy think tank, and is primarily focused on issues affecting transatlantic relations. Launched in 2007 as a project of Atlantische Initiative e.V., based in Berlin and led by Dr. Johannes Bohnen and Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen, our mission is to encourage open and democratic dialogue on the challenges facing Europe and North America. We believe that these challenges – from economic crises to counteracting terrorism – can only be solved through close cooperation. is member-driven; our community of over 9,000 members encourages everyone, regardless of geographic location, to have a say on issues impacting the transatlantic community. We especially want to provide a voice for a new generation of thinkers and young leaders, giving them the opportunity to publish and debate side by side with established experts, and to have their policy ideas seen by senior officials. This gives our members real political influence, while decision-makers benefit from the next generation’s fresh ideas.

Our main section is the Open Think Tank, where op-eds written by members and edited by our staff are published on a daily basis. Readers comment on the ideas and suggestions presented in the articles, and the editorial staff then condenses the debates into Atlantic Memos – executive summaries that harness the collective intelligence of the community, and present the best solutions and policy recommendations. These memos are sent to policy makers in over 28 countries in Europe and North America for their consideration.

How works also has numerous special features, sections, and events that promote debate and cooperative solutions to transatlantic issues and provide our members with access to policy makers. These include periodic “theme weeks” that focus on a particular issue and present a selection of member articles alongside established experts in that area. We also hold Policy Workshop Competitions where the winners get to present their ideas in person to government officials, as well as Q&As that allow members to ask direct questions of senior policy makers. was re-launched in November 2012. Articles published between 2007 until the re-launch are archived and fully accessible here. Since April 2018 we have a bright new website, which you are currently browsing. The old websites are used as archives and all new articles will be published here.

Membership is free. Become a member of our community today and join in the debate with your fellow citizens and peers. (See the buttons in the top right corner.)

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A grateful remark to Kevin Ampabsah, Linus Sehn and Luca Lo Scavo for the creation of the website.