The Stockhom Network Golden Umbrella Think-Tank Awards, London 5th December 2007

Dr Tim Evans


6 December 2007


As part their 10 year anniversary celebrations, the London-based market-oriented think tank, the Stockholm Network, held their first ever pan-European think tank awards ceremony last night at the National Liberal Club in London.  

In such a hotly contested field, the most influential think tanks from across Europe descended upon London, along with British and European politicians, journalists and policy makers. Each award was presented by luminaries from across the political landscape, with Boyden Gray, the US Ambassador to the EU, delivering the key note speech.

In the 10 years since its inception, the Stockholm Network has acted as the umbrella organisation for market-oriented individuals and policy institutes in Europe. During this time the number of think tanks in the network has expanded exponentially, now reaching 130 member think tanks.

Stockholm Network Golden Umbrella Think Tank Awards winners 2007

The Award for the Best Think Tank in New Market Economies

Free Minds Association in Azerbaijan

Presented by

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, US Ambassador to the EU


The Award for the Best Contribution to Free Market Thinking

José Piñera, former secretary of Labour and Social Security in Chile

Presented by

Dr. Tom Palmer, Vice President for International Programs, The Cato Institute


The Best New Think Tank Award

European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels

Presented by

The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP, Centre for Social Justice


SN Think Tank of the Year Award

Institute for Market Economics in Bulgaria

Presented by

Dr. Jan Čarnogursky, former Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic


The Personality of the Year Award

Prof. Atilla Yayla, Political Scientist and President of the Association for Liberal Thinking in Turkey

Presented by

Alice Thomson, Assistant Editor, Comment Section, The Daily Telegraph


The Internet Award

Institute of Economic and Social Studies in Slovak Republic

Presented by

Cécile Philippe, Director – General, Molinari Economic Institute


The Award for Best Research

Istituto Bruno Leoni in Italy

Presented by

Christofer Fjellner MEP, European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats


The Innovation Award

Taxpayers’ Alliance in the United Kingdom

Presented by

Janet Daley, Leader Writer, The Daily Telegraph


The Media Award

Institute for Market Economics in Bulgaria

Presented by

John Fund, Wall Street Journal


– ENDS –

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Notes to Editors:


The Stockholm Network is the leading pan-European think tank. It offers a unique network of 130 market-oriented think tanks across Europe providing access to the best European policy thinking.


For further Information contact:


Helen Disney, CEO,

Stockholm Network


Tel: 020 7354 888                Fax: 020 7359 8888



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