The following are links to (largely British) web
pages which those interested in the 21st Century Trust might find
useful. They should not be taken as endorsements, nor does the Trust
have any formal association with these organizations.
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Conference and Study Tour Organizers
British Council Seminars design and manage conferences and seminars,
exploring contemporary and cutting edge issues from both the UK and
Cumberland Lodge provides opportunities for the exchange of views and
beliefs. It does this primarily through a programme of conferences,
retreats, seminars and public conversations, some of which it hosts and
some of which it arranges independently or in partnership with a
like-minded organisation. The Lodge is a Christian foundation,
dedicated to improving society by a sharing of opinions and knowledge.
It has a strongly international outlook and particularly encourages
young people to address the needs of society.
It is the purpose of the Ditchley Foundations to contribute towards the
process of people of different countries learning to understand each
other's problems and outlooks, largely by means of intimate weekend
conferences of decision-makers held at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire,
The Environment Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to protect and improve the environment. It
works in partnership with others to help society understand one of the
most critical challenges it faces in the 21st century – the transition
from today’s unsustainable economic and industrial activities to more
sustainable production and consumption patterns.
The Trust runs the John Smith Fellowship Programme, aimed at the
next generation of leaders in a number of the independent republics
that were previously part of the Soviet Union - young people of proven
ability and real attainments, regardless of their political background.
It is designed to introduce young future leaders to the institutions
and practices of democracy as they have evolved over time in the United
Kingdom. We do not attempt to indoctrinate the Fellows: we seek
only to help them to choose the models that will work in their own
Wilton Park is one of the world's leading centres
for the discussion of international issues. It holds over sixty
conferences each year bringing together policy-makers, politicians, NGO
representatives, academics, business people and journalists from all
over the world. Since 1946, it has developed a unique status as an
academically independent and non-profit making Executive Agency of the
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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Demos is an independent think tank and research
institute based in London. Launched in 1993, its role is to help
reinvigorate public policy and political thinking and to develop
radical solutions to long term problems.
of Economic Affairs
The IEA is the UK's original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955.
The IEA's goal is to explain free-market ideas to the public, including
politicians, students, journalists, businessmen, academics and anyone
interested in public policy.
International Institute for Strategic Studies
The IISS, founded in 1958, is an independent centre for research,
information and debate on the problems of conflict. Its work is
grounded in an appreciation of the various political, economic and
social problems that can lead to instability as well as factors that
can lead to international cooperation.
International Relations and Security Network
The ISN is an initiative designed to promote the free flow of
unclassified information and to facilitate cooperation through training
and education using modern information technology. The ISN consists of
a range of high-quality services for people working in international
relations and security policy, including: news bulletins and
backgrounds on current events, a limited area search service, annotated
links directories, research reports and publications, distance
learning modules, educational and training activities, and conferences
Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
The RIIA is an independent research and membership
organisation working to promote the understanding of key international
issues. Established in 1920, it organizes over 100 meetings a year
addressed by world leaders and decision makers, and a dozen
conferences. Its research includes seminars, workshops, forums
and study groups and is accessible to all through its
The Tomorrow Project
The Tomorrow Project's GLIMPSES database provides a 'map' of recent
social, economic and demographic trends to help people answer three
questions: Where have we come from? Where are we going? What do we need
to think about?
Vision is an independent think tank committed to developing possible
solutions to the complex problems that modern societies are facing.
Vision's objective is to collect ideas, protect them from short term
pressure, make them grow in projects with high social added value, make
sure that the projects become realised.
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