On 14-16 March 2018, a European think tank summit took place in Berlin organised by the Think-Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany).
The Summit was conducted under the motto “Bridging the Gap between Knowledge, Politics, and Proper Governing in the Digital Age” and had over 100 representatives from about 80 top think-tanks of Europe, USA and other countries. Razumkov Centre was represented by Deputy Director General – Director of Political and Legal Programmes, Yurii Yakymenko.
The goal of the forum was to discuss the special aspects of think-tank activity in the new conditions – the crisis of the post-war world order: growth of populism, nationalism and protectionism; crisis processes in Europe; aggravation of global issues – climate change, large-scale migration and refugees; dissemination of “alternative facts” and “fake news”, etc.
An important part of the forum were direct contacts between its participants, exchange of best practices, discussion of potential areas of cooperation and specific topics for possible joint research projects.