Who we are and what we do

“Supporting greater public understanding of the UK’s foreign policy choices”

 

The British Foreign Policy Group provides fresh thinking and accessible, objective information on the UK’s foreign policy choices and why they matter to everybody in the UK. In doing so the BFPG is building important links between British civil society, policy makers, business, media and other stakeholders on how the UK might make the most of its considerable assets in support of common security and prosperity.

 

Public debate in Britain around the recent referendums on European Union membership and Scottish independence illustrates the poor quality of understanding and engagement on UK foreign policy issues. Sources of independent information are insufficiently accessible, making it hard for people to understand how the UK’s international position and choices impacts our everyday lives, which in turn undermines the quality of national debate on foreign policy priorities, including the complex interplay between trade, diplomatic and security interests.

BFPG has two main roles:

1. Meeting the need for innovative and independent foreign policy ideas for post-Brexit United Kingdom. The BPFG will catalyse a new focus on the direction the UK’s foreign policy should be taking.

 

2. Engaging groups across the United Kingdom including in civil society, academia, media, business and policy, to promote informed and evidence-led engagement on the UK’s international position and choices.

 

The BFPG is an independent not for profit organisation that encourages constructive, informed and considered opinions without taking an institutional position on any issue.

Funders

Strategy International

Strategy International is the holding company for three unique and complementary strategic business development organisations and their extensive UK and global networks; membership organisations, The D Group and British Expertise International and trade marketing specialist, Inspire Publishing. They are based in London, operate at Board and C level and are currently active in over 30 countries around the world, serving over 300 companies and institutions employing in excess of 7 million.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The FCO is a ministerial department of HM Government, supported by 10 agencies and public bodies. The FCO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting UK citizens and businesses around the globe.

Universities UK International

UUKi is the international arm of Universities UK, representing UK universities and acting​ in their collective interests​ globally​. They actively promote universities abroad, provide trusted informa​tion for and about them, and create new opportunities for the sector.

If you are interested in the work of the group please contact us:

 

hello@bfpg.co.uk
+44 (0) 207 824 1922