Breaking down walls

OUR MISSION.

The 89 Initiative has its roots in the rallying cry of Professor Timothy Garton-Ash, who called on Millennials to start taking on the mantle of European leadership.

 

Therefore, students at the LSE established the Initiative with the objective of mobilising young Europeans in the revitalisation of the European project. In order to achieve this primary goal, the Initiative started to draft policy proposals, build intergenerational connections, and foster a network of committed young Europeans to debate and share ideas.

 

The 89 Initiative has solidified its status as an affiliated organisation of the LSE’s European Institute and established five active Regional Chapters across the continent which act as its policy and project hubs. In 2019, it has completed its business expansion into a think-do tank. The organisation now undertakes a broader approach comprising three main branches of activities: events cycles, research projects and start-ups solutions.

2015

START AT THE LSE, LONDON

The then 1989 Generation Initiative was founded in February 2015 by a group of post-graduate students at the LSE.

2016

EXPANDED ITS GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE

The Initiative established five Regional Chapters as policy and project hubs across the continent.

2019

BECAME A THINK-DO TANK

The 1989 Generation Initiative has officially turned into 89 Initiative in January 2019, following its business expansion.

“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

RESEARCH DIRECTORS

Natascha Zaun

Research Director, Immigration

Democratic Participation Programme

Toni Rodon

Research Director, Democratic Participation

Start-ups & Innovation Programme

Joseph Ganderson

Research Director, Start-ups & Innovation

Marina Cino-Pagliarello

Research Director, Civic Education

Richard Youngs

Research Director, Climate Change & Conflict

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