Breaking down walls
The 89 Initiative has its roots in the rallying cry of Professor Timothy Garton-Ash, who called on the 89er generation to regenerate the European Project.
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.
EXPANDED ITS GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE
The Initiative established five Regional Chapters as policy and project hubs across the continent.
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