The gig economy and work in the digital age

February 4, 2019

By Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust


I was in London last week for the latest Digital Leaders research salon at the University of Liverpool campus in London, exploring the relationship between digital technology and people’s experien...

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Internet Harm Reduction: a Proposal

January 30, 2019

by Professor Lorna Woods and William Perrin

This proposal was developed by Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex and William Perrin a Trustee of Carnegie UK Trust.  Lorna and William each have over 20 years of experience of regulatory pol...

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Basic income: international evidence and innovation on our doorstep

January 29, 2019

By Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Basic income has what the PR practitioners would call ‘cut through.’ Of the range of fascinating policy issues I work on for Carnegie UK Trust, it’s one which tends to elicit some of the most en...

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The contribution of culture to local development – reflections on the OECD conference

January 10, 2019

by Issy Petrie, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

What role does culture play in improving our wellbeing? This was the question we discussed at the OECD conference on Culture and Local Development in Venice at the beginning of December. Here a...

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Leading the way in protecting privacy

November 28, 2018

By Aude Charillon, Library and Information Officer, Newcastle Libraries

I personally believe that libraries exist to defend people’s rights to enrich and improve their own lives, their environment and society. We library and information professionals make this happen by...

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From NI to NYC

November 22, 2018

by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

2018 marks the year of the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The milestone invites questions about how far Northern Ireland has come, where we are now, and what our aspirations are ...

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Journeys of understanding: how town twinning brings new perspectives to our places

November 19, 2018

By Pauline Radcliffe, Associate, Carnegie UK Trust 

‘After Twin Towns our vision for our towns and how we shape them in future has changed ….. (both) our priorities and pre-conceived ideas for the future development of our towns’. Whitburn...

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Skill sets and mind sets – using data to embed wellbeing in Northern Ireland

November 15, 2018

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer

Data is powerful. Robust, reliable, and at the right level, data can tell us which groups in society need our help. Used to inform policymaking, data can help to break down silos, deliver convenient a...

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The meaning of kindness

November 13, 2018

By Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

A month ago, at a meeting of our Kindness in North Ayrshire network, an anonymous post-it encouraged people to ‘Be a kindness rebel’. At first glance, this might appear like a fun comment intended...

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What Future? What Society? Reflections on the Building the Future conference– post-Brexit Civil Society Relationships between the UK and Germany

November 9, 2018

by Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

This October, the Carnegie UK Trust and the Maecenata Stiftung brought together civil society representatives from the UK and Germany to debate the role of our sector in responding to the major chal...

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