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Open Think Tank Network Global Meeting

4. October 2019 - 6. October 2019

Are you interested in foreign policy? Do you ask yourself how we can improve decision-making processes and push for science-based and transparent policies to address global challenges? If the answer is yes then join us for a weekend full of interesting debates on how Think Tanks can efficiently address issues, find grassroots-based solutions and convey them to key decision-makers.

From 4th to 6th October 2019, delegates of all grassroots Think Tanks of the OpenTTN come together in Vienna to discuss the future of the existing network and how you can start your own Think Tank. Ponto – the first grassroots Think Tank in Austria is proud to host this conference an invites everyone to learn more about the world of open think tanking. #OpenTTNconference2019

Open Program:
Saturday 05.10.2019 Impact Hub Vienna Host: Ponto & OpenTTN

  • 2:15 pm – Opening Note: Who are we? What’s our story?
  • 2:40 pm – Parallel Session I: How to scale up your projects?
    Argo will host a workshop on how to manage large scale projects with a limited budget and limited personal resources.
  • Parallel Session II: How to establish regional and local branches of your Think Tank?
    Polis180 will talk about the opportunities and challenge of expanding nationwide with regional and/or local chapters.
  • 3:50pm – Keynote Speech: “Meeting at eye level – how we engage with opinion leaders”
  • 4:20 pm -Parallel Session I: Content is king: Identifying audiences and presenting an original offer
  • Parallel Session II: Policy Kitchen cook policy solutions with a transnational crowd
    Learn how to use Policy Kitchen – how it works and how we can achieve crowdsourced ideas to global challenges.
  • Parallel Session III:
    EU Sanctions – A Useful Policy Tool?
    We will discuss in small groups three aspects of EU sanctions. Should the EU introduce Magnitsky Sanctions, cooperate with the US and how can it mitigate unintended consequences.
  • 5:20 pm – Wrap-Up of the Think Tank-workshops
  • 6:00 pm- Launch of the first global grassroots Think Tank Network
    Symbolic Act for the launch of the OpenTTN & Group Picture
  • 6:30pm- End of working day & Drinks

Please sign up, so we can plan accordingly. See you there!



4. October 2019
6. October 2019
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Impact Hub Vienna
Lindengasse 56
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