In 2015, King’s Think Tank and AISS Young Think Tank organised Policy Week. Three members per association consulted with academics and experts throughout the week and following the end of week debate, crafted a set of policy recommendations.
This year’s Policy Week took place in London between the 25th and 31st of October, and focused on the issues related to European foreign fighters joining ISIS, and the refugees seeking asylum as a consequence of the ISIS presence in their home country.
AISES Young is an international network of young thinkers, whose purpose is studying and reflecting upon global, European and national institutions, economy, finance and public policy. Their action is encouraged by AISES, an international non-profit and independent think-tank based in Rome, which has created a global network of excellence.
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. The importance of this vision was recognized when the EST was awarded the national Charlemagne Youth Prize for The Netherlands by the European Parliament in 2011. The EST, through this website, events, and its network in the European Union’s (candidate) member states, provides students with a platform for their ideas and questions. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, and non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to incorporate as many students, disciplines, and viewpoints as possible.