The Ideas Network 2030

The Ideas Network 2030 was launched in September 2018 with the mission to provide an informal framework for individuals of the centre-right of British politics – along with other stakeholders interested in long-term trends and their effects on our economy, politics and society – to meet, discuss, evaluate and assess their relevance and importance to current politics in the United Kingdom.

The Network is working with local, national and European stakeholders across politics, business, academia and society to drive change and nurture ideas. Its main partners as of today are the Wilfred Martens Centre (WMC), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), and the Conservative European Forum (CEF).

During 2022, we have continued to organise online conversations, working closely with our partners, as we move towards the next Summer University being held in Oxford on Thursday 15th to Friday 16th September 2022. We are currently planning a hybrid event, bringing together thought leaders of the next generation from politics, business, academia and civil society, with some of the most respected decision-makers and thinkers on long-term trends.

To find out more about the Ideas Network 2030 click here.

Thursday 15 & Friday 16 September 2022

Summer University 2022

The Summer University of the Ideas Network 2030 is being held in-person on the afternoon of Thursday 15th September to the late afternoon of Friday 16th September 2022 at the Unipart Conference Centre at Unipart House in Oxford.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Ideas Network 2030 House of Commons Reception

We recently hosted an invitation only reception at the House of Commons hosted by our President Rt Hon Damian Green MP and we were joined by His Excellency João Vale de Almeida EU Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Monday 21 March 2022

Is Europe Safe? Perspectives to 2030

Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood, MP, Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee &
David McAllister, MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee.
Chaired by Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Former Home Secretary

This event was jointly organised by the Ideas Network 2030 (IN2030) and the Conservative European Forum (CEF). The event was also organised in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre (WMC) and supported by Conservative members associated with IN2030.

Click on the video boxes below to watch the videos from this event

Opening remarks by Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood, MP

Opening remarks by David McAllister, MEP


Potential ideas to improve the UK-EU relationship in particular for a younger generation

In September 2021 the Ideas Network published a document entitled “Potential ideas to improve the UK-EU relationship in particular for a younger generation”. Arising from discussions in the IN2030, and in particular the Summer University 2021, these ideas are designed with a younger generation in mind. They must be fully considered to ensure that young people can continue to engage with one another across borders in a way that ensures future understanding and cooperation.

Click here to view the document.