Stephen Boucher


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Stephen is the author of the Little Handbook of Political Creativity (published in French: Petit manuel de la créativité politique – Comment libérer l’audace collective, Ed. Le Félin Feb.2017), with a foreword by Nicolas Hulot and Dominique Bourg. He teaches on innovation issues in public policy at Sciences Po Paris, the School of Collective Intelligence (UM6P), CIFE, the Solvay School of Business & Management and the Institute of European Studies (ULB).

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Before heading Dreamocracy, Stephen was Managing Director of the EURACTIV Foundation and of Under his leadership, consoGlobe became the first French online media group on sustainable lifestyles with over 3 million single monthly readers.

He was previously Director for EU climate policies at the European Climate Foundation. He also co-directed the Jacques Delors Institute, where he designed and organized Tomorrow’s Europe, the first Pan-European Deliberative Poll (2007), and arguably the first ever EU-wide citizen deliberation using a rigorous methodology, developed by Pr. James Fishkin at Stanford University.

He has also acted for several years as lobbying consultant in London and Brussels before advising the Deputy Prime Minister on EU affairs in Guy Verhofstadt’s government.

Stephen is a dual French and American citizen. He graduated from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and from Sciences Po Paris. He has published several books, articles and policy papers, including Les think-tanks, cerveaux de la guerre des idées and La revolution hydrogène: vers une énergie propre et performante ? (Ed. Le Félin).

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