Do think tanks need to start rebuilding trust? I Ismael Palacin

3 June 2024

Ismael Palacin, Director of Fundació Bofill, Spain, delivers his keynote address at the OTT Conference 2024, in Barcelona.


Think tank legitimacy can no longer be taken for granted. Trust must be (re)built each day.  To do this think tanks must get down to the ground and deliver real value to the actors we work for. We must get used to the provisional nature of the knowledge and solutions we provide. And we must consider diverse knowledge, promoting solutions that different actors can own and apply.