Eastwest Association

Eastwest Association

Eastwest Association gives you access to an innovative physical and digital space created to connect young professionals with similar interests and goals. All international universities can join this circle that takes the study of international relations to a new level.


Our mission is to connect leading Universities in International Relations, European Studies, and Geopolitics, and open a productive debate among their students and faculty.


Our goal is to prove to young people the relevance of negotiation as the principal tool to reach peace.


Membership is free of charge. In addition, students from member universities take advantage of a 15% discount to join Eastwest programs.


The network is guided by the Eastwest European Institute, which coordinates all the activities in collaboration with its members. The activities are divided into Eastwest Network Talks, Eastwest Model EU, and Eastwest Journalism Challenge.

Eastwest Association Talks

The Talks are webinar series where students and professors have a chance to discuss and propose solutions to current political issues with the experts directly involved in the decision-making processes. Eastwest European Institute, as the network coordinator, organizes four webinars per year for the members. The speakers of the webinars are represented by diplomats, EU institutions officials, former Presidents, international politicians, journalists, and geopolitical experts. The Association members have the opportunity to organize other webinars according to their areas of expertise.

Eastwest Model EU

Eastwest Model EU is an annual simulation of the functioning of the main EU Institutions.  Students can take on the role of the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) or Minister of the Council to debate current political issues and propose amendments to existing documents. Each member university can put itself forward as a candidate to host Model EU on its university campus. Hosting university provides its students with an opportunity to interact with international students without leaving their home university. The EWEI staff manages the Eastwest Model EU.

Eastwest Journalism Challenge

Each four months students will have a chance to participate in the Journalism Challenge. Eastwest will define the topic and will evaluate the submitted articles. Eastwest will publish the three best articles in its digital version and offer an online internship within our editorial division for one month. Check the student forum section on eastwest.eu 

Provides guidelines for the activities of the Eastwest European Institute, through bi-monthly meetings. It is composed by leaders in the international political, economic and cultural world such as:

Giuseppe Scognamiglio

EWEI Chairman

Minister Plenipotentiary

Romano Prodi

Honorary Chairman

President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic

Enrico Giovannini


Former Minister of the Italian Republic

Boris Tadic

Chairman eastwest ONLUS

Former President of the Republic of Serbia

Salvatore Carrubba


Italian journalist and writer

Joschka Fischer

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany and vice-chancellor

Javier Solana

Former High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European

Aleksander Kwasniewski

Former President of Poland

Emma Bonino

Former Minister of International Trade and European Policies

Fabio Massimo Castaldo

Vice-President of the European Parliament

Silvie Goulard

Deputy Governor of the Banque de France

Begümhan Dogan Faralyali

Chairwoman of Doğan Holding


To become a member, please complete the form below and upload the following documents
Institutional Profile and Institutional Representative Profile.

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