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Understanding public reactions to home-­grown terrorism – a one day event

Recent events in Paris and Copenhagen have reinforced the importance of understanding and responding to public reactions to home-grown terrorism. How is the public...

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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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Love and Loathing in 2015: The power of place and the return of sentiment

Working in Rabat with a group of thirty-something policy analysts last week-end, I walked on eggshells as they gently but firmly pressed me on...

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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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Can economists be innocent?

“It’s completely ridiculous of you to think that’s a sensible question to ask.” This was how Paul Krugman, public intellectual and economist, answered a...

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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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The 1st Europe-Iran Forum

Counterpoint participates in a major forum on Oct 15-16 on preparing post-sanctions investment and trade

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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....

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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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Europe’s riddle: Migration, community experiences and public opinion

Counterpoint examines the local experience of migration and integration across five European countries in light of continuing migration into Europe. Our research in Sweden,...