|founded in the year||1952|
|Legal form||registered association|
|address||Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin|
|founder||Eric M. Warburg, Ernst Friedländer, Erik Blumenfeld, Gotthard von Falkenhausen, Albert Schäfer, Hans Karl von Borries, Marion Gräfin Dönhoff, John J. Mc Cloy|
|number of employees||500|
Organizational Structure and Funding
Following its statue, new members will have to be co-opted by current members. The Atlantik-Brücke unites members from political parties, the military, business and interest groups, financial institutions and banks of both the U.S. and Germany. It is widely regarded as a major political and economic pressure group and earns criticism due to its far reaching membership, which includes active politicians and elected representatives. The Atlantik-Brücke is affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations.
Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- Burkhard Schwenker, Vice CEO
- Edelgard Bulmahn, Vice CEO
People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)
People or legal entities that either support the Think Tank with their reputation or with their money.
- Council on Foreign Relations, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Warburg, Nomura Holdings
Working mode, goals
The Atlantik-Brücke is a private interest organisation, founded short after the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany (former West Germany). It aims for a enhanced cooperation between the U.S. and Germany on economic, fiscal, security, military and foreign policy issues. The Atlantik-Brücke organizes an conferences, expert discussions, roundtables and backstage talks. It is subdivided into several working groups on special topics.
Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
- Foreign and Security Policy
- Economic and Monetary Affairs
- Military Affairs
- Foreign Trade Policy
- International Trade/Globalization
This section is used to note presumptions that need further investigation, as well as things that don't fit into other sections.
The Atlantik-Brücke publishes an annual yearbook which covers its activities as well as participants.