The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European think-tank which conducts research and promotes informed debate across Europe on the development of a coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy. It is composed of a core think-tank of innovative researchers, a distinctive network of national offices in 7 European capitals and a Council of prominent Europeans who, through their individual networks and collective engagement, contribute to europeanise the national conversations on the EU’s foreign policy priorities and dilemmas.
The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is a private, independent, nonprofit-making think-tank, established in Athens in 1988. Its mission is to conduct research and provide policy makers, academics and the public at large with authoritative information and substantiated policy recommendations, so as to contribute to the development of evidence-based responses to major European and foreign policy challenges. Next to conducting specific targeted research projects, the Foundation also undertakes various kinds of information and awareness-raising activities to promote the public debate, such as the production of publications, the provision of information to the media, the organization of conferences, training seminars and round-table discussions, etc. It is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, which consists of distinguished individuals from various professional backgrounds. It is staffed by a large number of highly-qualified research fellows, associates and interns usually affiliated to in on the basis of specific projects, headed by the Director General, as well as a smaller team of experienced permanent administrators.
The European Public Law Organization (EPLO) is an international organization dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the area of public law lato sensu, including but not limited to inter alia national, comparative and European public law, human rights law and environmental law for a better generation of lawyers and democratic institutions worldwide. The EPLO was established in 2007 in Athens, Greece, as the continuation of the European Public Law Center (EPLC), a non-profit institution of international character, established in 1995 under the Law of the Hellenic Republic. To this date, it has developed, organized, promoted and supported more than 190 educational, research, training, institution building and other activities and has provided assistance to democratic institutions in more than 50 countries. In order to accomplish its purposes, the EPLO promotes the cooperation with other institutions, organizations and bodies, in particular organizations in the United Nations system.
Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world's first business school and has educated generations of leaders and forefront thinkers. With its five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino, ESCP Europe has a true European identity which enables the provision of a unique style of business education and a global perspective on management issues. ESCP Europe’s network of around 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes with integrated curricula, and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of a European, cross-national management culture. The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.
Established in 1925, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany. It is a private, non-profit institution committed to the values of social democracy. The FES was named after the first democratically elected president of Germany, Friedrich Ebert, and continues his legacy of shaping freedom, solidarity and social justice through political means. The FES pursues these aims both in Germany and abroad with programmes devoted to political education, international cooperation, scholarships and research. The office of the foundation in Athens promotes policy dialogue with partners in Europe.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. At work for over 50 years, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation stands out as one of the most important of European foundations undertaking a vast range of activities both in Portugal and internationally and ranging from implementing its own projects, in partnership with other entities, or through the awarding of grants and subsidies. The Foundation runs delegations in Paris and London, the cities in which Calouste Gulbenkian lived.At the international level, the Foundation belongs to the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and is represented at diverse international forums across the fields of the arts, development aid, science and education.
Hertie School of Governance
The Hertie School of Governance is a private university based in Berlin, accredited by the State and the German Science Council. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The School was founded at the end of 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major partner.
The Hippocrene Foundation is a state-approved independent family foundation whose main purpose is "to Live Europe" by developing stronger connections between young Europeans. The Foundation provides financial support to non-profit projects in various domains: culture and education as well as humanitarian and social action. Complementarily, the Hippocrene Foundation fosters meetings between young Europeans from different networks and backgrounds. The Foundation also contributes to meetings between European actors from civil society by encouraging European associations to combine their efforts when working on common project objectives. In 2010, the Foundation made it a priority to help educate young people about Europe, and created the Hippocrene Prize for Education about Europe.
Jean Monnet Association
Jean Monnet is one of the Founders of Europe. He is the “inspiration” of the Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950. The Jean Monnet Association was created in 1986. Its main objective is to keep and pass on the memory of Jean Monnet, his work, and his teachings. The Association also develops, with the financial support of the European Parliament and European Commission, training and information activities on the construction of Europe in the goal of bringing Europe and its citizens together, as well as preserving the memory and legacy of the Founding Fathers of Europe.
King Baudouin Foundation
The King Baudouin Foundation is an independent, pluralistic foundation working in Belgium and at the European and international level. We seek to change society for the better, so we invest in inspiring projects and individuals. In 2012 we provided a total of 22 million euro in support to 1,700 organisations and individuals. A total of 1,730 people generously made their expertise available on independent juries, expert groups and advisory committees. The Foundation also organises debates on important social issues, shares research results through (free) publications, enters into partnerships and encourages philanthropy, working 'through' rather than 'for' the King Baudouin Foundation. The Foundation was set up in 1976, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin's reign.
Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy
A non-profit organization, the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy was established in Athens in January 1998. Its mission is to promote democracy, a balance mix of economic development and social cohesion, good governance and European integration through policy proposals that are based on the study of political, economic and social issues. The Institute’s activities include research projects, publications, public events, education and training about a wide range of issues: state and society, economy and development, education, science and culture, politics and ideology. It is the official think-tank of the New Democracy political party. The institute participates in various European networks of political foundations. It is a founding member of the Centre for European Studies, the official think-tank of the European People's Party, member of the European Ideas Network, and member of the European Network of Political Foundations.
Public Power Corporation
Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) is the biggest power producer and electricity supply company in Greece with approximately 7.5 million customers. PPC currently holds assets in lignite mines, power generation, transmission and distribution. PPC’s current power portfolio consists of conventional thermal and hydroelectric power plants, as well as RES units, accounting for approximately 70% of the total installed capacity in the country. After the spin-off of the Transmission and Distribution segments, two 100% subsidiaries of PPC were created, namely IPTO S.A. (Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A.) and HEDNO S.A. (Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A.). IPTO S.A. is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and development of the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System and its interconnections, while HEDNO S.A. is responsible for the management, operation, development and maintenance of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network. PPC is active in the RES sector through its subsidiary company “PPC Renewables S.A.”, with a portfolio of 22 wind farms, 12 small scale hydroelectric plants and 12 photovoltaic units. Founded in 1950, PPC is listed on the Athens and London Stock Exchange as of December 2001.
StartTech Ventures is the investment and incubation arm of the Materializing Innovation Group and has three main functions: Seed Fund, Incubator and Business Angel Network. StartTech Ventures capitalizes on the experience its people gained out of starting Virtual Trip, the first successful student start-up in Greece, spinning out more than 10 high-tech companies via investing 4.5 M € and creating a next generation start-up accelerator via introducing the "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" concept: supporting high-growth businesses to taking advantage of economies of scale without compromising flexibility and strong entrepreneurial drive.
ToDiktyo - Network is a Greek think-tank with a European orientation which was founded in 2013. It is made up of a group of people who believe in the idea of a united Europe and the prospect of Greece being part of the European family: “We believe that Greece is a part of Europe and there is no Europe without Greece. We want a Europe that defends peace, democracy and the welfare of its citizens through common rules that promote solidarity. We want Greece to give perspective to and inspire its youth. Fighting for a Europe better than today's...for a Greece better than yesterday's. For change in Greece and Europe carried out by citizens who participate, react, propose and act.” Their mission is to build a potent Greece within a strong Europe, to work towards the active participation of all citizens, especially young people, in the economic sector and in politics and to expose the resurgence of national stereotypes, by highlighting major achievements of Greeks all over the world.