About Us

The Council’s mission is to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multi-disciplinary research in European Studies through a wide range of programs and initiatives. These include fellowships, grants, publications, awards, conferences and meetings, public lectures, and symposia, as well as direct research. The Council is particularly committed to supporting advanced research in European Studies that can play a critical role in both understanding and applying the lessons of European history and integration to contemporary problems, including those in the areas of global security, prosperity, and democracy. The Council for European Studies is an independent and non-partisan, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, hosted by Columbia University at the Blinken European Institute and Harriman Institute.