June 08, 2021

Launch of Think Tank Lab

New Initiative for Co-Creative Advancement of German Think Tank Landscape

In disruptive and uncertain times, the role of think tanks is more important than ever. But think tanks themselves face a variety of internal and external challenges, ranging from populism and declining trust in science to questions surrounding diversity and staff development. To help German think tanks address these challenges, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) together with the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) have launched a new initiative – the Think Tank Lab.

The Think Tank Lab aims at the co-creative advancement of the German think tank landscape by fostering innovation, providing training, and facilitating the exchange of good practices and collaboration between think tanks. 

Kick-off Event: Think Tanks in Times of Disruptive Change – How Think Tanks Can Become Incubators of Policy Innovation

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (CEST), the Think Tank Lab will be officially kicked off with the event “Think Tanks in Times of Disruptive Change.” Together with Dr. Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, as well as representatives from politics, journalism, and funding organizations, we will discuss what is expected from think tanks today and how think tanks can become incubators for policy innovation.

For more information on the Think Tank Lab and the kick-off event, please click here.

Follow the Think Tank Lab on Twitter for news, trends, and good practices in think tank work.

The Think Tank Lab is a project of DGAP and MERICS. It is kindly supported by the Stiftung Mercator and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.


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