History

Assume The Aspen Institute’s model, adapting it to the Spanish context.

Board of trustees

Chaired by Dr. Javier Solana Madariaga, met for the first time on March 15, 2011.

Identity

Vision, Mission, and methodology. Aspen Institute España uses the Aspen method of debate.

Corporate sponsors and collaborators

Since its inception, Aspen Institute España has been supported by a number of institutions.

Mission

The mission of Aspen Institute España is to promote values-based leadership, and to provide a neutral and balanced forum for the debate of critical societal issues. This mission is carried out through conferences, public policy initiatives, and leadership seminars.

Vision

The Aspen Institute España’s vision is to contribute to the strengthening of civil society by fostering a culture of dialogue and creating a network of people willing to promote debate as the backbone of civil society.

Method

Aspen Institute España uses the Aspen method of text-based dialogue. Sessions are led by expert moderators and are held in small groups to promote an exchange of ideas and opinions amongst people of different backgrounds. Seminars are held under the Chatham House Rule. The goal of these dialogues is not so much to reach conclusions or find solutions to the issues discussed, but to promote an exchange of opinions and perspectives which may collectively produce a set of ideals and principles to inspire enlightened leadership in civil society.