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Breaking down walls

OUR MISSION.

The 89 Initiative is the first pan-European think-do tank. Our diverse policy programmes are united by a common purpose: understand the present, own the future. We work on addressing generational challenges that are international in nature and offer future-focused policy solutions. We want to forge new transnational policy thinking about the future of Europe and the wider world.

 

Spanning climate, innovation, health, democracy, education, migration, and urban-regional governance, our research programmes explore ways to policy-innovate, engaging with policy makers on local, national, and European level. 89 Initiative research is published as long papers, policy briefings, and in shorter publications, much of which is made available ‘open-source’ to the public.

 

The 89 Initiative is headquartered in Brussels, and comprises branches in 7 different European cities, with 18 research programmes, and more than 70 cutting-edge researchers.
2016

FOUNDED AT THE LSE

The 89 Initiative, originally 1989 Generation Initiative, was founded in August 2016 at the LSE.

2017

EXPANDED ACROSS EUROPE

Between 2017-2019, the 1989 Generation Initiative organised a series of events and consultations to prepare ground for a pan-European think tank.

2019

LAUNCH AS 89 INITIATIVE

In Jan 2019, the 89 Initiative was launched as the first pan-European think-do tank with four initial research programmes.

“I don’t know whether the 89ers will come together as a defining political generation, how they will act and – as important – how they will react when stuff happens, as stuff will. But one thing is clear: on them will depend the future of our past.”

 

— Timothy Garton Ash

Maria Ludovica Bozzo

89 Connect Head of Operations

Belgium Chapter

Kristjan S. Guri

Head of 89 Belgium

Akudo McGee

Akudo McGee-Osuagwu

Head of 89 Netherlands

Marina Zoi Saoulidou

Head of 89 Greece

Robbie Kirk

Head of 89 Scotland

RESEARCH DIRECTORS

Dr. Serdar Türkeli

Research Director, Climate, 89 Netherlands

Dr. Iris Mosweu

Research Director, Health, 89 London

Norin-Arshed

Dr. Norin Arshed

Research Director, Innovation, 89 London

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Dr. Felice Simonelli

Research Director, Innovation, 89 Italy

Dr. Alina Wernick

Research Director, Innovation, 89 Belgium

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