The 27 members of the European Union have engaged in an ongoing experiment in supranational governance. Each country must navigate the path between contributing to the EU and retaining its national sovereignty, and these growing pains will continue throughout the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. In addition, the Union’s success has had an undeniable influence on the countries in its immediate neighborhood, attracting even more countries to seek membership. Managing developments inside the EU, while simultaneously managing expectations among those on the outside, presents numerous challenges and few, if any, easy answers.
The strength and size of the transatlantic relationship demand that allies on both sides of the Atlantic work to find ways to deepen understanding and cooperation in history’s most successful alliance. As the European Union is a vital component in the pursuit of global security and economic stability, GMF explores the role of this supranational organization in transatlantic relations and global affairs.
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Programs & Projects moreTransatlantic Security Task Force
The GMF Transatlantic Security Task Force (TSTF) brings together a group of high-level American and European security experts, officials and strategic thinkers to explore the security priorities for transatlantic cooperation.Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives
GMF's Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives offer fellowship programs and leadership development opportunities that help TLI alumni expand their networks, gain unique access to GMF’s policy expertise, and think, engage, and act globally.
Events MoreMigration Strategy Group Conference: Competing for Labor in a Mobile WorldApril 16, 2014The Migration & Society Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung held a conference on “Competing for Labor in a Mobile World: Triple-Win Thinking in Current Labor Migration Policies.” The conference focused on the current challenges Germany and other countries face in the global competition for labor.Inclusive Leadership Programs: Advancing Disability Rights in the Transatlantic ContextApril 15, 2014Most recently on April 8, the German Marshall Fund hosted a leadership, diversity and inclusion best practices exchange titled “The Digital Frontier: Widening Access for People with Disability” to share innovative, inclusive leadership strategies across the Atlantic. Road to the NATO Summit 2014April 15, 2014To examine these questions, GMF and the United States Mission to NATO are launching a new initiative that will serve as a forum to stimulate new ideas and encourage a public dialogue on the priorities for the Alliance. The project will host a series of discussions in Brussels, Berlin, and Ankara to reflect on the themes that will be featured at the next NATO Summit.Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Caucus LaunchApril 10, 2014On April 3, the German Marshall Fund co-hosted a reception on Capitol Hill to honor the launch of the new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Caucus.
Publications MoreBrussels Forum ViewsMarch 17, 2014
The 2014 Brussels Forum is built around the theme of “A World in Transition.”Speed Bumps and Accelerators: Emerging Issues in Transatlantic Border ManagementMarch 11, 2014 / Patryk Pawlak
This policy paper looks at some of the most pressing challenges to border management policies in the transatlantic area.