Breaking down walls
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.
FOUNDED AT THE LSE
The 89 Initiative, originally 1989 Generation Initiative, was founded in August 2016 at the LSE.
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.
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