Partners & Friends


This is a list of organisations I belong to or work with on organising conferences. I do have many colleagues in London embassies and international relations organisations who help me work in politics and culture in Europe. 

At the British Library I work on Events at the Business & IP Department. I like the Library mainly for its vast collections, air of history stored in its basement and its reading rooms.


The collection currently includes 150 million items covering all disciplines open to access in the 11 reading rooms full of character. 

I joined the Evelyn Waugh Society ( in 2012 to get in touch with other Waugh researchers. Its publications are important for anyone interested in Evelyn Waugh.   


FT Global Conferences & Events, the conference arm of the Financial Times newspaper, organises the leading summits, conferences, forums and round-tables in business and financial calendars. They provide unrivalled, agenda-setting programmes and the pre-eminent decision-makers, visionaries and strategists across industries and economies worldwide.


IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, IWPR helps people in the world's most challenging environments have the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives — holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights. Amid war, dictatorship, and political transition, IWPR builds the level of public information and responsible debate. IWPR forges the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthens local media institutions and engages with civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.

Steve McCauley

New thinking, big ideas

Steve McCauley is an executive leadership coach and mentor, business strategist, futurist, writer, speaker and broadcast commentator. He has had extensive international executive experience and he works with leaders from major organisations in London, New York and other cities, and has a long-standing personal involvement with Rwanda.



SEESOX is part of the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. It focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between European integration and the politics, economics and societies of the Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Drawing on the academic excellence of the University and an international network of associates, it conducts policy relevant research on the multifaceted transformations of the region in the 21st century. It follows closely conflict and post-conflict situations and analyses the historical and intellectual influences which have shaped perceptions and actions in the region.


György Schöpflin, MEP (also known as George Schöpflin), is an academic and politician. He is a Member of the European Parliament for Fidesz and the European People's Party, and sits on the European Parliaments's Committee on Foreign Affairs. Schöpflin is also a substitute member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs. He was Jean Monnet Profesor of Politics at University Colleage London. Click here to see his regular blog on European affairs. 

European Parliament Office, UK

Euorpe House is the UK base for the European Parliament in the United Kingdom. The role of the office is to raise awareness of the European Parliament and the European Union generally and to encourage people to vote in European parliamentary elections. This includes answering enquiries and distributing publications, organising press briefings, working with teachers, educators and organisations, and engaging with trade bodes, companies and non-governmental organisations to inform citizens about European affairs and the European Parliament.


A vital news and analysis website on Bulgaria, Southeastern Europe and beyond, edited by former BBC World Service journalists. The Bulgarian section was founded in 1940, and during the Cold War employed the writer Georgi Markov, who was assessinated on Waterloo Bridge in 1978. After 1989, the section tired to help the transition to democracy in the country. It was closed in 2005, and now a group from the section continue the work online.