Past Event

Why think tanks matter to policy makers and the public

Bruegel is pleased to host this panel discussion as part of the global launch of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index, published by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Date: January 28, 2016, 8:30 am Tags & Topics

VIDEO RECORDING

In comparison with parliaments, universities and state bureaucracies, think tanks are a fairly recent phenomenon in the policy landscape. But in the past few decades, their growth has been nothing short of explosive. Still, the relationship between these organisations and the policy making process is not completely understood, and there is little concrete information about their impact on policy and the public.

This panel discussion will address the growing importance of think tanks around the world.

  • How do think tanks contribute to public and specialist policy debates?
  • What unique challenges do these organisations face?
  • Why are many countries trying to support the emergence of a domestic think tank sector?

EVENT MATERIALS

2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

Schedule

Jan 28, 2016

08.30 - 09.00

Check-in and breakfast

09.00 - 09.30

Opening Remarks

Chair: Matt Dann, Secretary General

Milena Lazarevic, Programme Director, European Policy Centre

Paul MacDonnell, Head of European Policy, Center for Data Innovation

Qian Bo, Minister-Counselor, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union

09.30 - 10.00

Panel Discussion

10.00 - 10.30

Audience Q+A

Speakers

Qian Bo Image

Qian Bo

Minister-Counselor, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union

Matt Dann

Matt Dann

Secretary General

Milena Image

Milena Lazarevic

Programme Director, European Policy Centre

Paul Image

Paul MacDonnell

Head of European Policy, Center for Data Innovation

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Bryn Watkins

Bryn Watkins

bryn.watkins@bruegel.org