About us

The Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogue is a joint effort of the Global Public Policy Institute, InterAction and Saferworld. The project is co-funded by the European Union.

Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

GPPi is an independent think tank based in Berlin. Its mission is to develop innovative strategies for effective and accountable governance and to achieve lasting impact at the interface of the public sector, business and civil society through research, consulting and debate.

GPPi was founded in 2003 to develop innovative approaches to effective and accountable governance, promote political and social entrepreneurship and foster a strategic community that brings together the public sector, civil society as well as business.

The institute seeks to contribute to a more vibrant think tank culture and improved strategic capacity in Germany and Europe. GPPi also seeks to support a transatlantic alliance with a global outlook and a focus on contributing to global governance.

GPPi’s work cuts across the divides that all too often still separate traditional foreign policy (great power politics and international security) and issues such as development, the environment and human rights. GPPi’s work places a particular emphasis on cross-cutting topics such as leadership and organizational learning.


InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington DC of US-based international organizations. Its members, with more than 180 nongovernmental organizations, work around the world. What unites InterAction is a commitment to working with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that the organization can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together.


Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.

Saferworld works with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. The organization uses this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Saferworld's priority is people – it believes that everyone should be able to lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from insecurity and violent conflict.

Saferworld is a not-for-profit organization with programs in nearly 20 countries and territories across Africa, Asia and Europe. It receives funding from a range of donors including governments, the European Commission, trusts and individuals.