2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

Climate and resource security: recommendations for real policy action

News - 30 March, 2012

A Wilton Park event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Lancaster House, London A dialogue for the 21st century on climate and resource security was held earlier this week, seeking to identify possible national, regional and international policy frameworks, and practical recommendations for this 21st century challenge. A climate and resource security dialogue […]

Global conflict – trends examined to forecast drivers of unrest

News - 15 March, 2011

Shifts in demographics, climate and economy will be amongst the main drivers of future conflict. Challenges include access to the ‘global commons’ of space, maritime and cyber, WMD proliferation and transnational crime. Global conflict – future trends and challenges: towards 2030 Monday 28 February – Wednesday 2 March 2011 (WP1073) Future opportunities include breakthroughs in […]

An EU budget fit for the 21st century?

News - 9 February, 2011

  Stephen Tindale, Associate Fellow, Centre for European Reform, writes: The future of the EU Budget is now under serious discussion in Brussels and member states capitals.  The Budget is not significant in macroeconomic terms only just over 1% of EU gross national income.  But it is highly politically significant; it always has been and […]

Is the climate change discussion in the right place?

News - 7 February, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: The military and medical professions are used to talking about preparing for and surviving cataclysmic change.  For them recovery is not necessarily a return to business as usual.  It is all about creating a workable solution for very changed circumstances from which there is not recovery, no redemption, no […]

Britain and Germany 25 years of finding emerging leaders

News - 28 January, 2011

  Robin Hart, Director for Programmes, writes: Each year Wilton Park plays a part to examine how Britain and Germany can work together in the face of shifting powers, changing environments, global threats and regional uncertainties. I have been privileged to have run the annual British German fora for the past 14 years.  Where once I […]

If we are so discreet, what on earth can we blog about?

News - 10 January, 2011

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Welcome to the Wilton Park blog Three times a week, we will send a short, pithy article reflecting on the global issues with which we wrestle. It is a linear blog, a single strand with many writers some of them will be my colleagues who specialise in particular areas of […]