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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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What’s next?

So Emmanuel Macron won, and Marine Le Pen was defeated. Let’s make sure we make the most of this opportunity, of this beautiful reprieve,...

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The Bridges Project: Different thinking for a different politics?

A new political landscape needs new kinds of conversations that can help us think differently about politics and policy. Our Bridges Project does exactly...

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Compassionate Consumption: How Veganism is taking over Western Europe

As diverse as it is interconnected, Europe is taking on plant-based eating with a cross-continental wave of enthusiasm as the movement rebrands itself as...

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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 very British response to a European crisis

In a new regular column for Chatham House’s magazine The World Today, Catherine Fieschi looks at how national characteristics are reflected in the way...

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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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L’insécurité culturelle d’une certaine gauche

Caricaturer le multiculturalisme permet de s’assurer un public nombreux et passionné partout en Europe. C’est le cas tout particulièrement en France, où « communautarisme » et...

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The politics of a handshake

Our take on the significance of the political gesture, be it a handshake or a peck, in the Chatham House magazine The World Today

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The European Way of Digital

Counterpoint and OSEPI have launched a new Bridges publication, The European Way of Digital.   Europeans worry about how digital technology is changing their...

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Re-imagining the Open Society in the Digital Age: A Bridges Project Position Paper

The guiding question for the 2019 Bridges Programme is a broad one: how can emerging digital societies support social well-being and liberal democracy? what...

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The Italian Job:  learning to cope with populists?

We are at turning point in the way in which the mainstream deals with populists.   For those of us who have been studying...