GMF is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Alumni Leadership Action Project selection cycle. Following a competitive process, GMF has selected 18 dynamic and diverse projects addressing the thematic areas of: Future of Democracy, Identity and Inclusion, and Global Engagement. GMF alumni can support these and other efforts through membership in GMF’s Alumni Leadership Council.
GMF Alumni Leadership Action Project
Accelerating Social Impact Investment
Facilitates a transatlantic sharing of strategies and practices for social impact investment, as a part of an effort to find solutions to contemporary economic challenges on both sides of the Atlantic. The project also supports the first regional conference on social impact investment in South Eastern Europe.
Alliance for Global Engagement Texas
Builds a coalition of diverse, globally-focused leaders in Texas focused on shaping Texas’s trade and diplomatic priorities in this period of increased isolationism.
American Indian Collaboration through Museum Partnership
Brings together Native American leaders and museum leaders in Europe to dialogue and forge working relationship to positively impact global engagement and the cultural diplomacy of Native Nations.
Balkan Regional Inclusion Network — BRIN
The Alcee L. Hastings Action Grant for Inclusive Leadership
Focuses on capacity-building for Balkan leaders of minority backgrounds to understand the concept and practice of inclusive leadership and gain practical skills toward reaching their potential, vision, and goals.
Building the Next Generation of Leaders Now
Fosters leadership among youth in Tata, Hungary by facilitating an exchange of best practices among youth workers and conducting a training on leadership for the next generation of civic leaders in Hungary.
Building Political Participation in Our Cities: Italian Inclusive Leaders Network (IILN)
Builds on previous successful initiative of U.S.–European best practices exchange and continues to cultivate an inclusive young leadership network in Italy, now focusing on political capacity-building, network communication, and leveraging of social media.
Bridging Societal Divides: The Role of Inclusive Leadership Networks
Brings together members of the Dutch Inclusion Leaders Network and representatives of diverse networks from Denmark and Austria for a trilateral discussion on how to grow and leverage inclusive leadership networks to engage in positive and respectful communication that bridges societal divides.
European Diversity in Security Networks
Hosts an official side event at the Munich Security Conference to initiate a broader conversation on the impact of demographic change on NATO militaries and transatlantic security policy.
Globally Engaging Disability — Including Each, Strengthening All
Develops and advances leaders with disability who are ready to move forward inclusive policies and to serve as role models and advocates, while moving global disability rights higher on the transatlantic agenda.
Improving Romanian Urban Governance Practice with Insights from U.S. City Innovation Units
Improves Romanian urban governance practices by fostering collaborative dialogue with U.S. city innovation experts, through a tailored forum held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania featuring U.S. experts from the Boston Office for New Urban Mechanics.
Inclusion in Germany and the United States
Tanja Wunderlich Memorial Grant on Immigration and Inclusion
Brings GMF alumni and other stakeholders together to share insights and best practices on integration policies affecting immigrants in the metropolitan area of Montgomery County, Maryland in the United States and the city of Stuttgart in Germany.
Launching Startups from Sofia to San Francisco
Facilitates an exchange of best practices between a mature market of tech startups in the United States, and its nascent equivalent in South Eastern Europe, tackling the lack of capacity in Bulgaria economic landscape, as a young democracy, to effectively plug into trends in the global economy.
NYLON: Building a Strategic Dialogue between London and New York
Brings together GMF alumni who hold elected office in London and New York to explore the best and most efficient policy solutions for solving civic challenges as well as the need to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in a post-Brexit context.
Securing our Information Freedoms
Looks at contemporary trends that are undermining press freedoms worldwide through a study trip to Hungary and Serbia, meant to shed light on tools being used to suppress information in a contemporary context.
Sonoma County Center for Agricultural Sustainability
Sponsors European experts to share their agricultural sustainability strategies with their U.S. counterparts within the framework of the Sonoma County Center on Agricultural Sustainability.
Transatlantic Art Lab: Art to Enable and Unite Communities
Impacts the relationship within and between communities in two complex, gentrifying, diverse neighborhoods on separate sides of the Atlantic, in Cleveland and Brussels, using art as a medium. American artist Jon Rubin, accompanied by local project collaborators, will carry out this work.
Unlikely Allies: Conversations across Divides in Paris
Sets up ten conversations pairing young people from very different neighborhoods and socioeconomic backgrounds, across the 20 arrondissements of Paris, to discuss new ways of bridging differences and enhancing communication among members of the new generation in France.
V4Europe — The Positive Scenario for Europe’s Future Part 2
Continues to foster dialogue among policy and decision-makers on safeguarding democracy and the EU–Visegrad/Central and Eastern Europe relationships.