Upcoming Events

November 2023

ANNUAL LECTURE: Perspectives for European Security to 2030 and beyond

Central London

In November we had planned to host our Annual Lecture to discuss ‘Perspectives for European Security to 2030 and beyond’ with guest speaker Rt Hon James Cleverly MP.

However, following the recent announcement from Downing Street, we would like to warmly congratulate James Cleverly MP and wish him every success in his new role as Secretary of State for the Home Department. Due to this unexpected change, our planned Annual lecture on Monday 27th November will now no longer go ahead.

Further information on our future events will follow later.

Recent Events

Friday 8 September 2023

AUTUMN SEMINAR: Digital transformation and Economy and Trade

Unipart, Oxford

Click above to watch short summary of the Autumn Seminar (8.5 min video).

Friday 8 September 2023

ORIEL COLLEGE RECEPTION & DINNER: Charting the Course for the UK and Europe: How to improve relations towards 2030.

Oriel College, Oxford

Thursday 20 April 2023

SPRING SEMINAR: Sustainability and Geopolitics: 2030 and beyond

Online event

Opening remarks: Damian Green MP, President IN2030

AM – Sustainability: Net zero 2050: at what cost?
Climate Change is likely to intensify over the next 2 decades. As the last NIC 2040 report indicates, “more extreme storms, droughts and floods; melting glaciers and ice caps, and rising sea levels will accompany rising temperatures”. For both the UK and the EU, reaching net zero will mean the most radical transformation of the modern economy in history, with new modes of production, distribution and consumption invented in order to ensure the full de-carbonisation of the global economic system.

PM – Geopolitics: Europe’s Collective Security: what is the path ahead?
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has opened a new era for geopolitics, openly showing that the multilateral order is under threat. Instability looks to be a permanent element for long term scenario planning. The Transatlantic Partnership has been galvanised to take measures to strengthen their capacity to act collectively. Europeans have to consider their future security. The grey ambiguity of cyber warfare and the shifting geopolitical sands to the East are clearly visible. The West must find a way to challenge successfully autocratic hegemony.

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 continued to organise events, working closely with our partners. In 2023 we maintained a programme of events including our Spring and Autumn seminars in place of the Summer University.

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