Supporting Euro-atlantiC Cooperation

Our Mission

  • Keeping Channels Open is a dynamic new initiative aimed at generating ideas and strengthening connections between UK, US & EU and other partners in the wake of Brexit, Trump and waves of populism and disinformation. It was launched in September 2020 as a cross-party, cross-border network by independent partners & the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
  • Through a series of events, we are hosting multi-disciplinary groups of politicians and governance practitioners, experts and strategists, community leaders and campaigners, to debate how to cooperate on the most pressing issues of the day.
  • Together, our growing network is spreading understanding, brainstorming solutions and finding common ground in US-UK-Europe relations and beyond – amid massive disruption to our economies and way of life and varied challenges to liberal democracy, security and values-based multilateralism.
  • We are tackling critical topics like how to end the war in Ukraine and strengthen security & resilience; ways to improve UK-EU trade & cooperation after Brexit and the meaning of Global Britain; connecting UK-EU at the city and regional level; reshaping European and American leadership in today’s world; strengthening international coordination on health, science & environment; managing culture wars, disinformation and polarisation, and crafting an effective transatlantic foreign policy and reinvigorated multilateralism.

Keeping Channels Open in the Media

Post-Brexit unity in Europe is essential – and war in Ukraine proves this
The UK government finds itself in the frustrating position of wanting to lead the charge, but remains stuck in an ideological groove that harms its influence
What the Afghanistan moment means for Germany, EU and NATO
The international community is drawing up the balance of twenty years of the Global War on Terror...
UK cities and regions say ‘bottom-up’ is best approach to save UK relations with Europe
‘Bottom-up’ could be the best way to revitalise UK relations with Europe...
The initiative attempting to re-build bridges with the EU
As Brexit negotiations end, the next phase begins. In 2021, much time and effort will be expended by pro-EU campaigners...
Take back control of the conversation, and we may just get our country back
As the UK goes through the twin convulsions of Covid and Brexit, the ability to reach people with...
We can reduce sorrow over Brexit by building new connections with Europe
Once Brexit is fully delivered, there’s no guarantee people will see the same facts or blame...
Keeping Channels Open
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Partners launched a project in September 2020 to proactively generate ideas for keeping channels open between the UK, US and Europe - beyond Brexit...
This is Not the End of Britain’s European Story: Let’s Stay Connected Until the Tide Turns
This year’s coronavirus has taken the world...

Supported by


Sandra Khadhouri
Founder & Director