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Who we are

Founded in 2013, Vocal Europe is a Brussels-based Think-Tank dedicated to research on EU Foreign-, and Security Policy, and Democracy. Through research, communication campaigns, and policy events, it aims not only to support but also challenge European decision-makers at all levels to make informed decisions based on analysis, and providing a platform for engaging partners, stakeholders and citizens in EU policy-making.

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Governance

Vocal Europe is a non-profit organization under Belgian law (VZW), governed by its statues (dated 6 July 2018). Our board is composed of independent personalities with broad research and policy experience, representing their individual views only. The board provides the strategic direction of the organisation and supervises its independence, the work of the management team and the financial performance of the organisation. The organisation has no organic link with any political party, ideological movement or NGO.

What we do

As one of the few think tanks in Brussels covering EU Foreign-, and Security Policy, and Democracy; we offer exchanges, provide insights and potential solutions for the EU policy-making through:

  • Research projects
  • Research publications
  • Policy events such as discussion forums, panels. seminars, and workshops

Our independence

Our institutional independence is rooted in the individual independence of our researchers. Vocal Europe does not take positions on issues. As an organisation, Vocal Europe is committed to:

  • carry out state-of-the-art policy research, addressing the challenges facing Europe;
  • achieve high standards of academic excellence and maintain unqualified independence and impartiality;
  • provide a forum for discussion among all stakeholders in the European policy process;
  • build collaborative networks of researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders across the whole of Europe

Vocal Europe’s Board

Vocal Europe’s Board is composed of independent personalities with broad research and policy experience, representing their individual views only. The board provides the strategic direction of the organisation. Click here to view all members of our Board.

Financing

Vocal Europe’s funding comes from a variety of sources, including funding from its philanthropists, research projects, EU funded projects, grants and conference fees, and training fees.