The next 2 and a half years will be marked by Council of the EU Presidencies from our region: Bulgaria, Austria, Romania (followed by Finland) and Croatia. The Aspen Institute Romania (AIR) propose a series of debates, events and papers meant to bring perspectives from and on the region into the preparations of Council Presidencies and the broader European conversation. AIR will seek to involve both the Fellows and Alumni of our Leadership Programs and seasoned and experienced voices into these debates.