NEC Friends Network

We can grow together.

NEC Friends Network

It has been quite a while since close friends of the NEC suggested that such an association for the benefit of NEC should be established.

As a first step, an informal Alumni Club was created in 2014. It provided funds towards a scholarship for a short research stay at the NEC. The NEC Academic Advisory Board selects a young scholar to benefit from this worthwhile initiative. We are most grateful to those Alumni who have generously contributed to it.

In 2017, the Association of Friends and Supporters came finally to life and a first membership drive was addressed to founding members, long-time friends and former guests of the NEC. So far there are some 20 contributing members, not counting the Alumni whose membership among the “Friends” is of course optional but their formal membership declaration would be most welcome.

We thank all those who have joined the NEC Friends Network and are prepared to support the New Europe College in the long term… and please pass the word to other potential members!

If you have any further questions regarding the NEC Friends Network, please don’t hesitate to contact Ana Buculei (Program Coordinator/ Assistant to the Rector) at

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Thank you for your support!

Founding Members of the NEC Friends Network

Heinz-Rudi Spiegel

Formerly Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Essen

Hanna Widrig

Former Director Landis & Gyr Foundation Zug, Switzerland

Katharina Biegger

Consultant, Eastern European Projects, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin / Member of the NEC Editorial Board

Marina Hasnaș

Former Executive Director New Europe College, Bucharest

Direct 3.5% of the income tax to support NEC programmes.