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"Policy Network is at the cutting edge of debate on future options for
policy making, in particular in thinking about what should be done at
Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council
"I have had the pleasure of being part of Policy Network's work for
almost 15 years and, of course, during those years I have made many good
friends in the network and it is always a delight to be in the company
of the excellent thinkers of Policy Network. In Policy Network I have
always found a source of inspiration that never dries out. Time and time
again I have been engaged by new ideas, new insights, and straight
talk, and straight talk is important. Policy Network is committed to the
politics of reality, the politics of real life for real people."
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former prime minister of Denmark
"Without Policy Network, Europe may have been a lot less European, the UK a lot less European, and European Social Democracy a lot less European. London-based thinktank Policy Network cannot be appreciated enough for its important work of sharing ideas and exchanging government experiences all across Europe."
Lodewijk Asscher, deputy prime minister of the Netherlands and minister of social affairs and employment
"Like so few others, Policy Network is confronting the big challenges of
our times: how to come to terms with globalisation and the complex
interplay between domestic and international politics. By championing a
progressive agenda, it has become an invaluable force for better
governance in Europe and other parts of the world."
Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the WTO and honorary president of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute
"Policy Network is unique in Europe for advancing the cause of the
progressive agenda that EU countries need to transform their economic
and social models to make them fit for the 21st century. Its workshops
and conferences are extraordinary events for the quality of intellectual
exchanges between policy leaders and thinkers from the UK, Europe and
the world beyond."
André Sapir, Economics Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Senior Fellow at Bruegel
"Around Europe the liberal left is anxiously and urgently asking
questions about how it can and should shape contemporary capitalism.
Policy Network is becoming an indispensable part of that European
conversation - stimulating ideas and bringing people together. A
valuable and crucial thinktank."
Will Hutton, principal of Hertford College, Oxford and chair of the Big Innovation Centre
"No other think tank has the international network or reputation of
Policy Network. It has served as a forum for debate for political
leaders and thinkers from all over the world, while its own publications
have had a major impact upon political discourse and policymaking."
Anthony Giddens, former director of the London School of Economics
"Policy Network is an essential institution. It provides a forum for
wide-ranging and open debate on the challenges we face, and fosters
analysis that is intellectually rigorous and politically engaged."
Andrew Gamble, head of the Politics Department, Cambridge University
"Policy Network helps us to understand the divisions in our developed
societies and invites us to continually reflect on the role of the
welfare state and the reforms necessary to protect the foundations on
which it was built...It poses fundamental questions about the future of
social democracy in Europe and the role it can play in developing a
suitable response to the crisis of financial capitalism."
Michel Noblecourt, political editor of Le Monde
"The progressives' smartest think-tank."
Philip Stephens, Associate Editor of the Financial Times