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Events

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Do I belong? Reflections from Europe

On Tuesday 30th May, we’re launching Do I belong? Reflections from Europe, (Pluto Press), Edited by Antony Lerman. Sign up to the event here.  The...

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Reframing the Issue of Migration in Sweden: A Bridges Project Workshop

The most recent Bridges Project event was a workshop held for the Swedish Ministry of Justice.  The workshop focussed on understanding public attitudes toward...

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A new dawn Brexits? our take on the EU referendum result

In light of yesterday’s EU referendum results and Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint’s founding Director, answers some questions...

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Models of the mind and de-radicalisation

Our understanding of how ‘radicalisation’ works – or indeed what it is, how it affects individuals and group is rooted in a number of...

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Designing Belonging: A Counterpoint + 27e Région debate

On February 25th Counterpoint and La 27e Région debated diversity, belonging and resilience.  Counterpoint Director Catherine FIESCHI and French philosopher Emmanuel DELESSERT discussed the ways...

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Bridges Retreat 2015

We gathered at Cowley Manor from across Europe last week, in the immediate aftermath of the Greek elections and at a time of deep...

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How firm is UKIP’s support? (again)

There’s no denying it: UKIP’s rise in the past three years has been remarkable. In the 2010 general election, UKIP scored a measly 3...

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Facing the populist challenge – workshop in Berlin

As part of our ongoing work on populism, we are delighted to run an interactive workshop in Berlin on populism and European democracy with Democratic...

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50ft Women confidence workshop

Take a deep breath’, ‘just do it’ and, slightly more to the point, ‘do or die’, are some of the mantras we left with...

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Inequality

A new Bridges pamphlet is coming out! The Tentacles of Circumstance: the Political Consequences of Inequality

In January we will be launching our new Bridges Project publication on the political consequences of inequality.  As usual, our approach is multidisciplinary.  The...

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...

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Developing a new language of persuasion: Counterpoint’s workshops on framing

With public distrust of expertise at an all-time high, and an increasing demand for transparency, the messages of carefully constructed campaigns can easily fail...