Switzerland and Belgium join the Innovation in Politics Network03 August 2018
Daniel Heller and Stephen Bouchier join as country representatives
Stephen Boucher - Belgium/ Benelux
Stephen Boucher is the founder and CEO of dreamocracy, a think and do tank dedicated to mobilising collective intelligence for the common good. He is the author of the Petit manuel de créativité politique - Comment libérer l'audace collective (“Little manual of political creativity”). He was previously CEO of consoGlobe.com, France’s largest online media on sustainable lifestyles, and director for European policy at the European Climate Foundation (ECF). A Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Sciences Po Paris graduate, he co-directed the Jacques Delors Institute for four years before the ECF. He currently teaches on matters related to policy innovation, civic techs and political influence at Sciences Po in Paris, the Solvay Brussels School and the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Daniel Heller - Switzerland
Daniel is partner at Farner Consulting, Switzerlands leading Communication Consulting Agency with offices in Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and St. Gall. He has over 25 years experience in Strategic Leadership, Governance, Corporate Affairs and Crisis Communications. Daniel heads the Public Affairs unit at Farner Consulting, presides the Innovation Board and leads Farners Innovation and Startup Communications Desk. He was long-term Member of the Parliament in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, for 10 years he was Chairman of the Parliamentary Group “Freisinnig Demokratische Partei” (FDP). Beside Daniel is the President of the Board of Directors of the Cantonal Hospital Baden, the Clinic Barmelweid, the finance Institutes Clientis Bank Küttigen Erlinsbach and Reuss Private Group. Daniel holds a PhD in history and political Science from the University of Zurich.
Session on participation at European Forum Alpbach on 26 August – reserve your ticket here.
Some of the most successful initiatives in citizens’ participation in Europe provided insights into their work at this year’s European Forum Alpbach in Tyrol.