Octavio Medina


Co-Facilitator on Social Cohesion


Octavio Medina is editor of Politikon and coordinates the education projects. He studies economics and international relations at Yale University and he is still studying in London. He gained his experience working at the World Bank’s Education Global Practice in Washington DC. Octavio also worked as a consultant on innovation and technology for the World Bank, and on labor markets and social security for the Inter-American Development Bank.



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Social Cohesion Policy Recommendations Results

Policy Brief on Social Cohesion

2018 | Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion22 March 2018

Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy brief on Social Cohesion in Europe. The Thinking Lab developed seven main policy recommendations in four key areas.

Thinking Labs POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS Results

Final results of the Thinking Labs online!

Check out the four policy briefs21 March 2018 | Contributors to the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE
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Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)

Social Cohesion Thinking Lab

Introducing the Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion

Tackling the issue of growing inequality with a team of 16 young professionals24 October 2016
First Meeting of the Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion on 29 June 2016 in Berlin © DPZ

The Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion is engaged with one of the main factors of discontent within the European Union: the increase of social inequality and its consequences both on national cohesion and intra-European solidarity. This Thinking Lab is ambitious to identify both current critical developments and appropriate solutions to the crisis. The Lab looks into policy arrangements on the national scale and incorporates international interdependencies.
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