Thoughts on the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System Conference

18 Mar

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Back in February, Cat attended the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) Conference in Brussels. Over the course of two days, a number of speakers and panels addressed the key concerns facing Europe in the coming years, ranging from the future of the European economy, to its response to resource scarcity and its role […]

My @Wikistrat Report Released: “The Bicentennial Woman”

10 Mar

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The first 200-year old woman is coming – or maybe she is already here… With the 21st century promising to be the “century of biology”, one can plausibly conceive of a human – most logically a woman – finally breaking the 200-year age barrier. She will probably be born within the next century: indeed, some […]

Join the New E-Discussion on ‘Reinvigorating the Public Service’

17 Feb

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The UNDP have collaborated with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) to develop an e-Discussion on “Reinvigorating the Public Service”. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen public services as a crucial step to achieving the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Unfortunately, in many countries, […]

ECFR Scorecard 2014 Published

10 Feb

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The European Council on Foreign Relations has released its annual European Foreign Policy Scorecard for the year 2013. The Scorecard is an annual report that systematically assesses Europe’s performance in dealing with the rest of the world. It compares the policies of the 28 EU member states against a number of central themes to assess […]

Cat Explores the Ways Politics can Engage People in Policy-Making

23 Dec

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As a Guardian Professional, Cat has recently had her article, ‘Five ways political parties can engage more people in policymaking’ published in The Guardian online. In this report she assesses the recent World Forum for Democracy, which was held in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe in November, and the use of technology in policy-making. […]

Open Letter Calling on Government to Commit to Greater Openess in Run Up to OGP

29 Oct

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This month, Involve has coordinated a group of civil society organisations to produce an open letter calling on the Prime Minister to announce a series of ambitious commitments towards greater openness at the Open Government Partnership Summit at the end of the October. The Summit was opened to offer an international platform for domestic reformers […]

School of International Futures Summer Retreat 2013

1 Oct

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As a co-founder of The School of International Futures (SOIF), Cat has recently been heavily involved in the implementation and coordination of its week-long 2013 Summer Retreat. A not-for-profit enterprise, the School of International Futures aims to help governments and other organisations work towards such goals by developing international networks and partnerships. It operates as […]

‘Ten Dynamic Priorities for New Election Manifestos’ – NHJ September Article

24 Sep

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The big issue question today is how will UK ‘survive and thrive’ in the tough global swimming race? Whilst NHJ has continued to warn that the eurozone faces major adjustment sooner or later, and that the British economy is still some years away from safety, we have consistently maintained that UK has the intellectual, innovation, […]