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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...


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...


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...


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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Populism and geopolitical risk: what investors and policy-makers need to know

In this Citigroup panel on populist politics and geopolitical risk held before the US elections, Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint’s founding Director, answered some of the...


Re-thinking the European “we”: The Bridges Retreat 2016

Counterpoint uses different formats to bring insights on social and cultural dynamics to the attention of decision-makers. One of them is the Bridges Project....


After Paris: Cosmopolitix

“To the extent that risk is experienced as omnipresent, there are only three possible reactions: denial, apathy or transformation.  (…) The third is the...


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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

We have just launched our new report comparing local realities of migration in Europe.  Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities...


Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this volume brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....


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...