Stockholm Network Annual Report - 2005/6

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Consolidating the Network

The Stockholm Network Annual Report 2005/06

Introduction PAGE 2: A Year of Activity 2005 PAGE 5: Building our Audience PAGE 8: Events and Publications PAGE 10: An Expanding Team PAGE 12: Constructing a Network PAGE 14: Members Poll 2005 PAGE 15: Web Statistics PAGE 16: Supporters of the Stockholm Network PAGE 17: Contact us PAGE 1:


Full details of all our achievements are provided in the following pages, including information about our events, publications and reports, newsletters, outreach activities and work programmes. As we have expanded, we have also streamlined our work into three clearly defined areas of activity – Health and Welfare, Energy and Environment and Intellectual Property and Competition. Each programme now has a dedicated manager within the Stockholm Network team and each benefits greatly from the expertise of policy thinkers, including in-house experts Meir Pugatch on IP and Peter Nolan on energy and environmental affairs.

In 2005-06, the Stockholm Network underwent another period of rapid expansion of its staff, activities and influence. According to a survey of 60% of our member think tanks, this year, we and our colleagues have published more than 8,000 high quality press articles, delivered more than 600 major publications and hosted more than 600 major events. As such, the Stockholm Network and its members’ work are now influencing many millions of Europeans.

Looking to the future, we wish to build on the foundations of this success to ensure that our growth continues to be accompanied by the quality, attention to detail and dynamic approach that now defines the Stockholm Network as Europe’s leading pan-European think tank and market-oriented network. Think tanks in Europe today operate in a more challenging environment than ever before.There are not only many more such organisations, but also a consequently greater focus on the quality, independence and reputation of think tanks and policy institutes as a whole.

As a result, in the year ahead we will be leading the way in addressing issues of transparency and reputation in order to make sure that the good work think tanks do continues to be held in the highest regard. Alongside our usual policy research, we will be finding out how we are viewed by those outside the think tank community and leading a drive to put in place procedures to institutionalise greater transparency and independence for think tanks across the political spectrum. To lead this drive, we have for the first time included a list of sponsors in our annual report, which will be placed online on our newly re-launched website. We are grateful to all our funders for their support and for agreeing to join with us in making think tanks more open about their affairs. We believe this will benefit us all and serve as an important reminder of our need for independent thinking and research, which are so vital if we wish to solve the economic and social problems Europe faces today. Helen Disney Director The Stockholm Network


A Year of Activity


Throughout 2005 and early 2006, the Stockholm Network pursued a wide range of policy-oriented activities. We formalised our work into three programmes: Health and Welfare, Intellectual Property and Competition, and Energy and Environment. We also hosted regular public debates in Brussels – the Amigo Society – and London – The Westminster Fringe – as well as launching seven major publications. Here is a full timeline of our activities and outreach successes for the year.


18 JANUARY Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Introducing Reference Pricing in Belgium – What will it mean for you?’ with John Graham, Adjunct Scholar, Fraser Institute and Yolande Avontroodt, Belgian MP

8 FEBRUARY Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Ukraine’s crisis is Russia’s shame’,with Mary Dejevsky, Jonathan Steele, Dr Andrew Wilson,Taras Chaban. Chaired by Edward Lucas, The Economist

25 JANUARY Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Democratisation of science would not be in the public interest’ with Lord Taverne, Professor Colin Blakemore, Ian Gibson MP, Daniel Glaser, Rick Nye. Chaired by Shereen el Feki, The Economist

15 FEBRUARY Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Why Reform is Impossible’ with Laurent Alexandre, Health Economist and CEO, Medcost 19 FEBRUARY Publication of The State of the Union: MarketOriented Reform in the EU in 2004 21 FEBRUARY 1st Stockholm Network Book Club discusses The Wisdom of Crowds – Why the Many are Smarter than the Few by James Surowiecki 25 FEBRUARY ‘Does the West know Best?’ – Stockholm Network / CNE conference in Brussels examining reform in Eastern Europe, and lessons for the West. Featuring Johan Hjertqvist, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Dan Mitchell, Heritage Foundation, Ugnius Trumpa, Lithuanian Free Market Institute, and Johnny Munkhammar, author of European Dawn

5 SEPTEMBER SN Book Club discusses Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Popular Culture Is Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson

7-12 JUNE Poles Apart? Eastern European attitudes to Healthcare is launched in Budapest, Bratislava and Warsaw by Terry O’Dwyer and Rick Nye of Populus 14 JUNE Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Imprisoned or Liberated? Belgium in an enlarged EU’ with Pat Cox, former president, European Parliament

12 OCTOBER Launched by Terry O’Dwyer at the House of Lords, the Antidote-PACT (Partnership Against Counterfeit Trade) initiative is an experimental programme designed to bridge the gap between thinking and acting on the problem of medical counterfeiting

31 MARCH Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘My party alone understands the proper role of the market’ with Liam Byrne MP (Lab.), Adam Afriyie MP (Con.), Chris Huhne MP (Lib.), and Rick Nye, Populus. Chaired by Bill Emmott, Editor in Chief, The Economist

19 APRIL Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Eastern Medicine for Western Woes? Lessons from New Europe’ with Dr Pavel Hrobon 19 MAY Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Turkey’s entry into the European Union is a risk worth taking’ with Kemal Koprulu, Rebecca Tinsley, Owen Matthews, Prof. Norman Stone. Chaired by Edward Lucas, The Economist 24 MAY Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Biotechnology: A Healthy Revolution?’ with Jan Remans, M.D. PhD

20 SEPTEMBER Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Is Belgium Working? Labour Market Reform’ with Marc De Vos, PhD., Jan Denys, Randstad. Chaired by Alain Mouton, Trends magazine 21 SEPTEMBER SN Book Club discusses Occidentalism:The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit

22 MARCH Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Is Europe Doomed?’ with Johnny Munkhammar,Timbro and Mark Leonard, Centre for European Reform

6 APRIL SN Book Club discusses The Paradox of Choice:Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz

15 SEPTEMBER Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Prosperity, not environmentalism, is the best way to save the planet’ with Stephen Tindale, Greenpeace; Prof. Keith Palmer, Prof. Jane Plant, Martin Livermore. Chaired by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist

17 OCTOBER SN Book Club discusses Status Syndrome by Michael Marmot 16 JUNE ‘Information Technology IPRs in Europe: Cause for Hope or Cause for Concern?’ – Joint IP Roundtable of the Stockholm Network and Managing Intellectual Property Journal 20 JUNE SN Book Club discusses The Right Nation: Why America Is Different by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge 1 JULY British launch of Poles Apart? Eastern European attitudes to Healthcare 2 AUGUST Publication of Does the West Know Best?, a collection of essays from the February conference

20 OCTOBER Westminster Fringe – ‘Democracies should bypass the UN rather than wait for its reform’ with Rebecca Tinsley, Jan Kavan, Joshua Moravchik, Edward Mortimer. Chaired by Christopher Lockwood, The Economist 25 OCTOBER Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘A Future for Retirement? Lessons and Perspectives on US Social Security Reform’ with Dr. Michael Tanner, Cato and Dr. Johan van Overtveld, Belgian Association of Christian Employers. Chaired by Frans Crols, Trends magazine 30 OCTOBER Publication of Putting the Environment in Perspective


8 MARCH Intellectual Property Roundtable, Brussels – ‘IPRs and SMEs – A Barrier to Innovation or an Engine for Growth?’, with Dr Geoff Gregson, University of Edinburgh, Liz Coleman, UK Patent Office and David Doll Steinberg, Tribeka Ltd 13 MARCH The Stockholm Network is invited to make a submission to the UK government’s Gowers Review of intellectual property policy

Early 2006 3 JANUARY Publication of Intellectual Property Frontiers: Expanding the Borders of Discussion 24 JANUARY Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Will European transport take us too far?’ with Dr. Guoda Stepanoviciene, Mr. Olivier Charon 26 JANUARY Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘A flat tax system is the best way forward for Britain’ with Allister Heath, The Business, Susan Kramer MP (Lib.), Ondrej Socuvka, Prof. Lord Richard Layard. Chaired by Paul Wallace, The Economist 10 NOVEMBER Publication of English language version of European Dawn: After the Social Model by Johnny Munkhammar 15 NOVEMBER Intellectual Property Debate, London – ‘Unregulated free riding on others’ ideas will harm consumers and cripple innovation’ with James Nurton, Managing Intellectual Property, Dr Birgitte Andersen, Phil Evans, Dr Alan Story, Professor Stefan Szymanski. Chaired by Dr Meir Perez Pugatch, Head of the Stockholm Network’s IP programme 16 NOVEMBER Lunch for Croatian Justice Minister,Vesna Skare Ozbolt, jointly hosted with Policy Exchange, London ˆ


22 NOVEMBER Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘The Great Paradigm Shift: Health Care as a Driver of Growth’ with Dr. Arne Björnberg and Sonia Teughels 23 NOVEMBER Launch of European Dawn, Brussels, held jointly with the European Enterprise Institute 24 NOVEMBER Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Digital technology will strengthen, not weaken public service broadcasting’ with Jocelyn Hay, Helen Weeds, Eben Wilson, David Levy. Chaired by Edward Carr, The Economist


9 FEBRUARY Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘If Britain wants decent and efficient public services, it should hand them over to the private sector’ w/ Tim Gosling, Matthew Hancock, Margie Jaffe, Henry Pitman. Chaired by Ed Carr, The Economist 14 FEBRUARY The Stockholm Network launched its new website at 16 FEBRUARY The Stockholm Network IP programme held its first IP Academy in Israel

16 MARCH The Stockholm Network submitted a report to the UK government’s Stern Review on climate change 21 MARCH Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Consumers and Health Information: Is Knowledge Really Power?’ w/ Peter Pitts, fmr FDA, James Copping, European Commission, Colin Webb, EPF 23 MARCH Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Free trade is the only way to make the poor world richer’, w/ Gibril Faal, AFFORD; John Hilary, War on Want; Andrew Mwenda,The Monitor, Uganda; Dr Yingqi Wei, Lancaster University. Chaired by Simon Cox, The Economist 28 MARCH Publication launch of Cholesterol:The Public Policy Implications of Not Doing Enough, Brussels 25 APRIL Westminster Fringe debate, London – ‘Putin’s energy policy is a disaster for both Europe and Russia’ with Bob Amsterdam, Amsterdam & Peroff; Dr Vlad Sobell, Daiwa Institute of Research, Margot Light, LSE

22 FEBRUARY Publication of Flat Tax:Towards a British Model in conjunction with the Taxpayers Alliance 22 FEBRUARY Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘Biotechnology and Tailor Made Medicines’ with Dr. Anders Sandberg and Mr. Robby Berloznik 24 FEBRUARY ‘Defusing the Pensions Timebomb’, a Stockholm Network / Centre for the New Europe conference on the future of Europe’s pension systems. Featuring Matthew Bishop, The Economist, Liam Halligan, Channel 4 News, Dan Clifton, Giuseppe Pennisi,Wilfried Prewo, Christofer Fjellner MEP, Ian Vasquez, Cato Institute, Kamil Kajetanowicz, Edward Palmer

25 APRIL Amigo Society meeting, Brussels – ‘The Flat Tax Revolution: Rising from the East’ with Ondrej Socuvka, Economic Adviser to the Slovakian Prime Minister

Building our Audience


3 APRIL The Observer reported on the Stockholm Network/Economist debate on which UK political party best understands the role of market economics

4 JANUARY The Sprout led with a piece by Helen Disney on the state of the think tank community in Europe

28 APRIL Terry O’Dwyer had a piece in European Voice on trade issues

5 MARCH The Economist’s ‘Charlemagne’ referred to a Stockholm Network event in a report on flat taxation

25 MAY Johnny Munkhammar and Jacob Arfwedson had an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on the Swedish model

7 MARCH Libération mentioned the Stockholm Network in a piece on European think tanks

31 MAY The Financial Times printed an op-ed by Jacob Arfwedson on the European constitution

17 MARCH The Jerusalem Post refers to the Stockholm Network in a report on the Lisbon Agenda

7-11 JUNE Following its launch in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, Poles Apart received 28 major pieces of coverage in the countries’ respective national print and broadcast media 1 JULY Helen Disney’s piece ‘Think-tanks, their influence, and the NHS’ was printed in The Healthcare Lobbyist

Through its extensive programme of outreach to the print, broadcast and digital media, the Stockholm Network and its ideas have reached the eyes and ears of millions of Europeans and others further afield.

8 JULY Helen Disney had on op-ed printed in Public Finance about the European social model 13 JULY Sacha Kumaria had a letter printed in The Guardian about the impenetrability of the UK tax code


1 AUGUST Dan Lewis had an op-ed on biofuels published in Petroleum Economist 4 AUGUST Terry O’Dwyer’s letter on Chilean pension reform was printed in The Times

29 OCTOBER The Observer highlighted The Stockholm Network’s Putting the Environment in Perspective poll in a piece on fuel efficient vehicles 1 NOVEMBER The environment poll was referred to by The Independent in a piece on Britain’s failure to meet emissions 4 NOVEMBER Dan Lewis had a letter printed in The Guardian drawing attention to the environment poll 17 NOVEMBER The Economist piece ‘Hot under the collar’ drew on the environment poll’s implications for government policy making

8 AUGUST The Financial Times printed a letter about solar power by Dan Lewis 8 AUGUST Dan Lewis had a letter in The Business regarding oil prices

16 JULY Terry O’Dwyer had a letter printed in The Times about civil liberty infringements 29 JULY Red Herring technology magazine referred to Stockholm Network publication A Sick Business in a piece on drugs counterfeiting


11 AUGUST The Stockholm Network was covered in a major piece on European think tanks in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 1 SEPTEMBER Terry O’Dwyer and A Sick Business author Graham Satchwell had an article on counterfeiting printed in Pharmaceutical Marketing

28 NOVEMBER Anne Jensen had a letter printed in the Financial Times on the Competition Commission’s investigation into Microsoft 5 DECEMBER The Economist referenced Poles Apart in its Economist Intelligence Unit study of Poland 13 DECEMBER Human Events published a piece by Sacha Kumaria on the rebirth of the UK Conservatives 19 DECEMBER The Irish Times cited European Dawn author Johnny Munkhammar in a piece on changing attitudes to welfarism in Sweden

5 MARCH The Sunday Times featured a major op-ed by Sacha Kumaria and Peter Nolan about the Oscar-winning film Syriana’s misrepresentation of the global oil market 13 MARCH eGov Monitor printed an op-ed by Anne Jensen on the importance of intellectual property rights in achieving the goals of the EU’s Lisbon Agenda 16 MARCH The Wall Street Journal piece ‘Nordic Stars’ was co-authored by several Stockholm Network membes, including European Dawn author Johnny Munkhammar 30 MARCH Terry O’Dwyer’s rebuttal to Polly Toynbee’s assertion that NHS reform harmed patients was printed by The Guardian

2006 1 JANUARY Helen Disney had an article published in European Pharmaceutical Executive examining the implications of the SN study Poles Apart

3 APRIL The Times featured an article referring to the Stockholm Network’s Cholesterol report whilst assessing the dangers of cholesterolrelated illness

10 JANUARY Johnny Munkhammar was quoted in The Guardian’s study of the ‘Nordic model’ 10 JANUARY A letter to the Financial Times referred to two Stockholm Network publications, Impatient for Change and Poles Apart to advocate loosening restrictions on pharmaceutical advertising 19 JANUARY Intellectual Property Watch cited Stockholm Network IP programme head Meir Pugatch

6 FEBRUARY Financial Times’ Foreign Direct Investment magazine quoted Meir Pugatch on the EU’s failure to generate a competitive knowledge economy 8 FEBRUARY Simon Moore had a letter printed in The Financial Times regarding growing European protectionism 9 FEBRUARY Time Out declared the Stockholm Network/Economist Westminster Fringe debate on the privatisation of public services “one of the top 5 things to do in London” 19 FEBRUARY An op-ed in The Business referred heavily to the Stockholm Network’s Flat Tax publication 1 MARCH European Dawn was reviewed in a column in The Financial Times

5 APRIL Anne Jensen had a letter in The Financial Times related to French workers’ rejection of proposed new employment legislation 7 APRIL Helen Disney had an op-ed published in Public Finance magazine on public sector employment reforms


Events and Publications

Cholesterol:The Public Policy Implications of Not Doing Enough by Stephen Pollard, Mike Sedgley and Tony Hockley (published 2006) This paper considers the implications for public policy within Europe of a continued lack of attention to the impact of high and rising levels of cholesterol between now and 2020. Rather than dealing with the purely medical impact, it concentrates on an area of universal public policy concern, namely the impact on Europe’s welfare systems and the knock-on effect on national budgets and economic growth. Flat Tax:Towards a British Model by Allister Heath (published 2006) Allister Heath explores the possibility of a British flat tax, discovering it to be both a viable, and desirable, model for the UK.This paper is published in conjunction with the Taxpayers’ Alliance, UK. Intellectual Property Frontiers: Expanding the Borders of Discussion by Dr. Meir Pugatch and Anne K. Jensen (eds.) (published 2006)

Stockholm Network publications in 2005 and early 2006 spanned a range of topics including European healthcare reform, taxation policy, reform in Eastern Europe, intellectual property and public perceptions of environmental issues. We also hosted 12 Amigo Society meetings and 11 Westminster Fringe debates during the period, vastly increasing our network in these cities and beyond.


The first book to be published by the Stockholm Network Intellectual Property and Competition programme, Expanding the Borders draws on the expertise of eighteen distinguished scholars, policymakers and practitioners. It aims to familiarise readers with the diversity of themes and debates currently taking place in the field of IP. The publication is divided into four sections: • The Role of Intellectual Property in the Business Arena • Intellectual Property Dilemmas • Global Issues • The European Perspective

European Dawn: After the Social Model by Johnny Munkhammar (published 2005, in association with Timbro) An intense debate is raging in Western Europe. Growth is slowing, employment is falling, the number of people living off the state is increasing, and welfare services are deteriorating. Why? Who is responsible? What should be done? Taxes are being lowered, public commitments limited, private initiatives admitted, and deregulation measures introduced. But reforms in Western Europe are far too modest, and the politicians in charge are keeping quiet about the aims – in fact, they often argue the opposite. Citizens are being kept in the dark about the purpose of the changes. It is time to speak clearly about the causes of the problems, the way out and the European dawn that awaits us after the implementation of thorough reform.This book is intended to inspire reform, to provide a clear analysis, and to stimulate an open debate. Putting the Environment in Perspective by Helen Disney, Dan Lewis (published 2005) A groundbreaking survey of UK public attitudes toward the environment which found that 94% of people say that protecting the environment is important for the UK. However, the public strongly feels that Government action in tackling threats to the environment is ineffective. Just 8% rate the effectiveness of national governments on this issue and only 11% think that international treaties on the environment, such as Kyoto, are effective.

Poles Apart? by Helen Disney, David Hill, Pavel Hrobon, Adam Kruszewski, Henrieta Madarova, Rick Nye, Martin Stefunko (published 2005) It is often assumed that there is a wide gap between eastern and western Europe, not just geographically, but also when it comes to the state of their healthcare systems. Does the West Know Best? by Terence O’Dwyer (ed.) (published 2005) Accession of the Central and Eastern European states has provided the impetus for a fundamental re-evaluation of Europe’s economic and social model. New member states were forced to introduce radical reforms to tackle the deep-seated problems of the welfare state and in so doing have challenged the orthodoxy of Western European systems. With the west now facing the impending crises of an aging population, unsustainable healthcare systems, and the prospect of sustained weak economic growth, the question remains: Should ‘old Europe’ mimic the reforms of its newest partners? Indeed, does ‘old Europe’ have a choice but to reform? Does the West Know Best? assembles leading thinkers from both eastern and western Europe to examine whether the EU-15 can learn from some of the new member states’ more radical approaches to social and economic reform. It questions the sustainability of the European economic and social model, while seeking solutions to its endemic problems

Slovakia, Poland and Hungary all emerged from the yoke of communism with state-run, state-funded systems that were highly bureaucratic, mismanaged and often corrupt. Many citizens could only get access to healthcare by bribing physicians – and some still do today.The systems were also largely underfunded, especially in comparison with other EU nations. But how have these countries fared since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and what do their attitudes tell us about the prospects for reform today? Poles Apart? sets out to examine whether this perception is really true by asking the opinions of 3,000 central and eastern Europeans and comparing them with their counterparts in the rest of the EU Eye On Europe The Stockholm Network’s quarterly newsletter, launched in Autumn 2004, consolidates and publicises our range of activities to a wider audience, highlights new think tanks joining the network and gives our members a forward look into what Europe’s leading think tanks have planned in the months ahead. It now has a circulation of over 2000 people.

Amigo Society Founded in 2004, the mission of the Amigo society is to bring together public policy experts, media representatives and members of civil society around policy issues of importance to tomorrow’s enlarged Europe, with special focus on social policy in Belgium (health care, retirement, social security and labour market reform).The Society convenes monthly at the Amigo Hotel in Brussels. Westminster Fringe The Stockholm Network’s monthly Westminster Fringe debates, held in London in partnership with The Economist, are a unique, cross-party forum bringing together politicians, the media, academics, think tanks, business and the wider public to debate the leading policy issues of the moment.The debates, which regularly attract over 200 guests, have previously focused on a range of issues including the flat tax, public services reform, free vs. fair trade and United Nations reform.


An Expanding Team

HELEN DISNEY has been the Director and founder of the Stockholm Network since its inception in 1997. Her professional background is in think tanks and the media. Formerly an editorial writer for The Times and an editorial writer and commentator for the Daily Express, she continues to write regularly on a range of public policy topics for newspapers, magazines and websites. Helen’s cuttings include the Financial Times, The Times, The Daily Express and Sunday Express, Public Finance magazine, Public Service Magazine, The Sprout magazine, CNE and a range of trade press articles.

The Stockholm Network now occupies two offices in Angel, Islington, and employs five full-time and four part-time staff dedicated to managing its events, editing its publications, writing articles and ensuring that the network’s members are engaged and connected more effectively than ever before. We have also hired two part-time fellows, concentrating on the Environment and Intellectual Property and Competition policy, as well as two staff working on media and development respectively, enabling us to bring in outside policy expertise and expand our presence in the media on key topics.


She has also appeared on TV and in radio debates including ‘Heart of the Matter’, ‘Kilroy’, BBC News, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 4’s Talking Politics and the BBC World Service. From 1996-2000, she worked at the Social Market Foundation, an independent pro-market think-tank in Westminster, where she was Deputy Director and Editor of The Review, a quarterly journal. She has contributed to and edited a number of think-tank publications including Impatient for Change, Poles Apart? and An Apology for Capitalism? published by the Stockholm Network Helen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, Women in Journalism and the Women Writers Network and speaks fluent French and Italian. She is married with a son, Rudi, and lives and works in London.

DR TIM EVANS is the Stockholm Network’s Director of Development. He works across the spectrum of policy issues to ensure that the Stockholm Network continues to promote its work and develop support across a range of constituencies and interests. A former President and Director General of the Centre for the New Europe (2002-2005), between 1993 and early 2002 Dr Evans was the Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London where he oversaw the political affairs and public relations of one of the UK’s independent health and social care sector. He also served as chief economic and political advisor to the Slovak Prime Minister, Dr. Jan Carnogursky, between 1991-92. Dr Evans has retained his association with the Centre for the New Europe, a prominent Stockholm Network member think tank, in the role of Senior Fellow. He is also the author of numerous books, monographs and articles, and has been published by the Adam Smith Institute, Centre for the New Europe, Fabian Society, Institute of Economic Affairs, Fraser Institute, Libertarian Alliance, Heritage Foundation, and the Independent Healthcare Association.

ANNE KRISTINE JENSEN is the Manager of Stockholm Network’s I.P. and Competition Programme. She joined the Network in October 2004 following a period as an intern. She is responsible for organising events and frequently contributes to and edits Stockholm Network publications. Anne recently completed her studies at the London School of Economics, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Political Economy with a focus on International Trade. Previously, she had studied for her undergraduate degree at the Universities of Oslo (Norway) and Gothenburg (Sweden). Anne has also worked in the political department of the Norwegian embassy in Berlin and for the Norwegian Liberal-Conservative party.

SIMON MOORE joined the Stockholm Network in early 2006 following the completion of a successful internship period. In addition to administrative work and website maintenance, Simon is currently working on Beyond the Borders, a companion piece to The Stockholm Network’s State of the Union publication, focusing this time on market-oriented reform in non-EU member states in Europe. Simon holds a bachelors degree in politics from Lancaster University, where he was awarded the Frank Cass/Oakeshott prize for best overall performance in political theory and comparative politics. PETER NOLAN is the Director of the Environment and Energy Programme. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, City University in London and Birkbeck College, University of London with degrees in economics, mathematical finance and political science. While studying, he worked as a researcher for what was then the main Irish opposition party.

SACHA KUMARIA is the Assistant Director of the Stockholm Network, and manager of its Energy and Environment Programme. He works on external communications, fundraising and sponsor relations, and coordinates contact with the think tank members. He also jointly sets research priorities for the Environment and Energy Programme. Sacha joined the Stockholm Network following a successful research internship at Civitas, a civil society think-tank and Stockholm Network member in London. He previously worked part-time as a student caller during his postgraduate studies, raising money for the University of Warwick Alumni Fund. After growing up in Hong Kong, Sacha returned to the UK to continue his studies, and holds a Degree in English and American Literature and a Masters in Ancient History from the University of Warwick.

KATIE PERRIOR is the Media Director of the Stockholm Network. She joined us in July 2005 to help promote our work in the British, European and International media. She is the co-founder and director of The Research Shop, an independent media agency which specialises in out-sourced, ad-hoc media research. Katie acted as a media consultant to the award winning television programme, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’, and has worked for several politicians, notably the Conservative Party Chairman and the Shadow Home Secretary during high profile campaigns. Most recently, she has also worked for ITV and Channel 4 News, and is a local councillor, and Conservative Spokesman for Community Safety, for the London borough of Bexley.

Peter is also a director of the Freedom Institute, an Irish free-market think-think and writes regularly for the press in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Previously an investment banker specialising in emerging markets, he is director of development for an international financial information and analytics company. TERENCE O’DWYER is manager of the Stockholm Network’s Health and Welfare Programme. He is also responsible for coordinating the Amigo Society meetings, liaising with our Spanish and Portuguese think tank members and managing the Stockholm Network website.Terry joined the Stockholm Network in July 2004. He started his career as an intern, but was brought on board as a permanent member of staff in October 2004.

DR MEIR PUGATCH heads the I.P. and Competition programme at the Stockholm Network and edits its monthly e-newsletter, Know IP. He is based at the School of Public Health, University of Haifa in Israel, where he is a lecturer on intellectual property policy, management and the exploitation of knowledge assets and entrepreneurship.

After growing up in Brazil, Mexico and the USA,Terry returned to the UK to study History at the University of Durham. He then moved on to Oxford University, and holds a Masters in Latin American Studies.

Dr Pugatch is also a guest lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Hebrew University Jerusalem, where he lectures on the international political economy of trade policy.


Constructing a Network 2005-06 was a period of consolidation for the Stockholm Network. After the rapid growth of previous years, the SN undertook a period of relationshipbuilding with its 121 partner groups, who now span 40 nations.



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1 Adam Smith Institute 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 United Kingdom Adam Smith Society Italy Adriatic Institute for Public Policy Croatia Albanian Liberal Institute Albania Anders Chydenius Foundation Finland Association for Liberal Thinking Turkey Association for Modern Economy Macedonia Avenir Suisse Switzerland Bulgarian Society for Individual Liberty Bulgaria Captus Sweden Causa Liberal Portugal Centre for Economic Development Bulgaria Centre for Economic Development Slovakia Centre for Economics and Politics Czech Republic Centre for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Montenegro Centre for European Reform United Kingdom Centre for Institutional Analysis and Development Romania Centre for Liberal Strategies Bulgaria Centre for Liberal-Democratic Studies Serbia Centre for Policy Studies United Kingdom Centre for Political Thought Poland Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economies United Kingdom Centre for Social and Economic Research Poland Centre for the New Europe Belgium Centre for the Study of Democracy Bulgaria Centro Einaudi Italy Centrum im. Adama Smitha Poland CEPOS Denmark Cercles Liberaux France CIDAS Italy Civic Institute Czech Republic

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62 Norway Civitas United Kingdom Conservative Institute of M. R. Stefanik Slovakia Council on Public Policy Germany E.G.West Centre UK United Kingdom Economic Policy Research Institute Macedonia Ekome (Society for Social and Economic Studies) Greece Eudoxa Sweden Euro 92 France European Ideas Network Belgium European Independent Institute The Netherlands EVA Finland F. A. Hayek Institute Austria FAES Spain Fondation pour l’innovation politique France Foundation for Market Economy Hungary Frédéric Bastiat Stichting The Netherlands FREE (Forum Rozwoju Edukacji Ekonomicznej) Poland Free Market Centre Serbia Freedom Institute Ireland Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Germany Friedrich von Hayek Gelsellschaft Germany Fundacio Catalunya Oberta Spain Gdansk Institute for Market Economics Poland Hayek Foundation Russia Health Consumer Powerhouse Belgium Health Policy Institute Slovakia Health Czech Republic Hellenic Leadership Institute Greece iFRAP (French Institute for Research into Public Administration) France INEKO Slovakia

63 Institución Futuro 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74

75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 Spain Institut Constant de Rebecque Switzerland Institut Economique Molinari Belgium Institut Hayek Belgium Institut Montaigne France Institut Turgot France Institute for Economic Studies Europe France Institute for Free Enterprise Germany Institute for Free Society Slovakia Institute for Market Economics Bulgaria Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognosis Montenegro Institute for Transistional Democracy and International Security Hungary Institute of Economic Affairs United Kingdom Institute of Economic and Social Studies Slovakia Instituto Juan de Mariana Spain Instytut Globalizacji Poland Instytut Liberalno-Konserwatywny Poland International Policy Network United Kingdom Istituto Acton Italy Istituto Bruno Leoni Italy Jerusalem Instiute for Market Studies Israel Konrad Adenauer Foundation Germany Liberales Institut Switzerland Liberalni Institute Czech Republic Libertarian Alliance United Kingdom Libertas Denmark Liberty Ideas Austria Liberty Net Greece Lithuanian Free Market Institute Lithuania Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe Belgium Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania Romania

94 M.E.S.A. 10 Slovakia

95 Magna Carta Foundation Italy

96 New Economic School Georgia

97 New Social Market Economy Foundation Germany

98 Nova Civitas Belgium

99 Nova Res Publica 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Italy Open Europe United Kingdom Open Republic Institute Ireland Poder Limitado Spain Policy Exchange United Kingdom Politeia United Kingdom Project Empowerment United Kingdom Ratio Institute Sweden Reform United Kingdom Riinvest Institute for Development Research Kosovo Romania Think Tank Romania Sauvegarde Retraites France Social Affairs Unit United Kingdom Stiftung Marktwirtschaft Germany Taxpayers’ Alliance United Kingdom The Copenhagen Institute Denmark The F.A. Hayek Foundation Slovakia The Globalisation Institute United Kingdom Thomas More Institute Belgium Timbro Sweden Venezie Institute Italy Veritas Iceland Walter Eucken Institut Germany


Members Poll 2005

PUBLICATIONS IN 2005 Stockholm Network Members published over 600 books, reports, monographs, and other assorted publications. 88% of surveyed Member think tanks released at least one publication in 2005, with 62% having published at least five pieces of work, and 35% having published ten or more. Nearly three quarters (74%) say their publications are available online. 100 90



MEDIA / WEB HITS (PER YEAR) - Stockholm Network Members had over 8,000 media hits in 2005.


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- Stockholm Network Members had a total of 22.5m web site visitors in 2005.




12% of respondents received at least 500 media hits per annum, while 15% achieved the equivalent of one media hit per day, and over 56% received at least one media hit per week.

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At least five

At least ten

Nearly half of respondents (47%) received over 100,000 web site visitors, with 13% receiving over 1m. 60





The Stockholm Network, in conjunction with Populus, the pollsters for The Times of London and a regular collaborator in Stockholm Network publications, carried out a poll among our members to ascertain an accurate picture of the size of the marketoriented movement in Europe, and the impact that we are all having on the political debate in Europe.





At least 500 p.a.

One per day

One per week

Web Statistics

2200 2100 2000

2044 1974




1800 1700 1600




1500 1400



Unique visits

1300 1200 1100 1000


900 800

February 2006 saw the Stockholm Network launch its new website. As these figures prove, the site has flourished, allowing the Network to provide a larger audience with greater knowledge about our members, and about market-oriented reform across Europe.

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SUBSCRIBERS 3i Plc Burson Marsteller, Brussels General Healthcare Group International Smokeless Tobacco Company Glaxo Smith Kline LCS Consulting Microsoft Novartis Pharma AG Patrick Barbour SCA Group The Fund for American Studies The Progress and Freedom Foundation

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The Stockholm Network received financial contributions from nearly 80 individuals, corporations and foundations in 2005. In the spirit of disclosure and transparency, we have included a full list here:

SUPPORTERS 3M Security Systems Division Akademika Authentix Bertrams Books Bettina Bergbauer Blackwell’s Book Service Centre for the New Europe Centro di Documentazione Dale Investment Advisors Dawsons Books DCI Group Dietmar Dreier Dr Paul Newton – CCVTM DTB Associates Eli Lilly Esia books EU Bookshop Exxon Mobil Facultas Bookshop Forensic Technology FreedomWorks Gardners Books Gary Bogard Geoff Dover German Pharma Health Fund Graeme Robertson Heritage Foundation Hill and Knowlton IFPMA J.Story-Scienti Jim Rittenburg Julian Morris Karin A Schmidt Lehmanns Fachbuchhandlung LIF Lovells Library Luther Pendragon Mariana Magalhaes Mark Krueger & Associates Merck & Co Inc Missing Link Booksellers Nancy Hansen NAPP Pharmaceuticals PA Consulting Group Peter Pitts Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Ltd Pharmaceutical Marketing Philip Sinopoli Philips Electronics PhRMA RETI Roularta Media Group Stationery Office Bookshop Tesa AG The Economist The Tax Foundation Tim Phillips Tony Walsh University of Texas at Austin USPTO/International Relations Verizon Worldwide Book Supplies

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