The Advisory Board serves as an external body tasked with providing independent scrutiny of the project’s development and enhancing its potential for impact. The Advisory Board is composed of well-established experts and scholars from both EU and non-EU countries. They are:
- Rosa Balfour,Director, Carnegie Europe
- Barbara Keys, Professor of International History, Durham University
- Federica Mogherini, Rector of the College of Europe and former High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (2014-19).
- Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
- Shi Yinhong, Distinguished Professor of International Relations, Chairman of the Academic Committee of the School for International Studies, and Director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing.