The European Student Think Tank (EST) was founded in 2010 to serve as a platform to inform students about and involve them in the EU policy-making process.

It is based on the belief that students, by applying their academic skills and knowledge, can meaningfully contribute to this process.

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Research center – Think Tank

To encourage active participation of students in the EU’s policy process

Main Activities

– Publications: We publish blogs, articles and academic papers on EU-related issues.

– Events: We host lectures as well as policy-generating events in which we bring together students, scholars, and policymakers to debate European policy.

– Network: We bring together students with similar interests and forge personal relations.


A vision that highlights the students reflection and capacity to influence political debates.

The importance of this vision was recognized when the EST was awarded the Charlemagne Youth Prize by The Netherlands in 2011.