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Helen Disney is Director of European Relations for Civitas and the co-ordinator of the Stockholm Network. She is also a freelance journalist and consultant. Before joining Civitas, she worked as a leader writer for The Times of London and as a leader writer and commentator for the Daily Express. Visit her website.


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Aims and Objectives
Founded in 1997 in London and Stockholm, the Stockholm Network is a dynamic working group of European market-oriented think-tanks. We have two primary objectives: to build a wide network of pro-market policy specialists within Europe and to use that network to influence the future direction of European policy-making on issues of pan-European importance.

The Network is based at Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society in London. Other key members include Timbro (Stockholm), Centre for the New Europe (Brussels) and Paradigmes (Paris). Our events are attended by a range of policy experts including MPs, Government Ministers, academics, journalists, business people and civil servants.

We organise 3 major seminars a year on a range of policy topics which lend themselves to comparative analysis and debate, including welfare reform, health care, globalisation, tax harmonisation and immigration.
We also publish pamphlets which have been translated into a number of European languages including French, Italian and German.
We are currently planning seminars on crime and community policing, healthcare and social solidarity, tax harmonisation and the boundaries of free trade.
Future events will also focus on think-tank 'know how' in order to assist fledgling market-oriented think-tanks to establish themselves in Europe.

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A liberal agenda for the new century
The Cato Institute is organising a major conference in Moscow on 8-9 April 2004. Entitled, A Liberal Agenda For the New Century: A Global Perspective, the event is co-sponsored with The Institute of Economic Analysis and The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

More than 10 years after the collapse of central planning, countries around the world continue to neglect key policies that could unlock their economic potential. Some of the world�s leading market liberals will gather at this important conference to bring perspective on reform accomplishments and to highlight outstanding issues that are fundamental to achieving freedom and prosperity. If you would like to know more, please click here


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Dates for your diary
Where? One Whitehall Place, London

When? Friday 20 February

What? �An apology for capitalism?�, a full-day conference in association with The Economist.

The conference will examine whether European business is becoming increasingly risk averse and look at the issue of corporate social responsibility. Is CSR really a way for businesses to add value or it is just a 'smoke and mirrors' tactic? Why are businesses so fearful of defending their role? What are the real advantages of globalisation?

Confirmed speakers: Clive Crook, Deputy Editor of the Economist; Howard Davies, Director, LSE; Dr Vincent Cable MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor; John Kay, author of The Truth about Markets; Bill Durodie, Kings College; Johan Norberg, author of In Defence of Global Capitalism; Steve Hilton, Good Business; Benjamin Hunt, author of The Timid Corporation and Matthew Bishop, Business Editor of the Economist, who will moderate the event.

View the agenda (PDF)

If you would like to register or request an invitation now, please email email us.