European Leadership Network

European Leadership Network
(2011; London; 54 staff;

Is an “independent, non-partisan, pan-European network” composed of over 200 leaders striving to come up with “practical real-world solutions to political and security challenges.” ELN aims to provide security improvements not only for EU countries but also for all European countries through “its research, publications, events, practical policy advocacy, and media reach.” It prides itself on its rich and active networks of political, military, and business leaders and researchers from across the continent as well as its connections with various institutional partners across the globe.


  • Euro-Atlantic Security: “looks at the security environment in the Euro-Atlantic area, especially at the challenges connected with the deterioration of the relationship between Russia and the West.”
  • Global Security: “focuses on challenges to Europe connected with the existence of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as delivery vehicles.”
  • European Defence: “focuses on the future of European security, in the frameworks of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and the NATO European pillar.”


Leadership: Adam Thomson (Director), Ian Kearns (Co-Founder)

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