Author Archives: Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

About Casper ter Kuile

Casper is a campaign strategist and consultant, and the co-founder of the UK Youth Climate Coalition. He has worked with Avaaz, Oxfam, and Futerra Sustainability Communications and joins the Common Cause team after touring through Europe his with vocal ensemble 'Northern Harmony'. He graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History and Sociology and was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2011.

Trade-offs in influencing the European Parliament – was it worth it? 
A view from Brussels

The European Parliament: between ice cream and development education How much did it promote intrinsic values to adopt a European Parliament declaration on development education and active global citizenship when this relied in part on enticing Members of the European…

Can Trade Express Intrinsic Values? 
A view from Brussels

How can the fair trade movement better influence policy-makers by using intrinsic-orientated frames? That was one of the questions asked at the Common Cause Brussels lunch on 20 June, hosted by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO).

Common Cause & Disability 
A view from Brussels

This update is from Eivind Hoff in Brussels who is hosting Common Cause conversations with policy experts, campaigners and social change-makers. How could Common Cause be used to influence politicians and the public on the need for supported employment for…

Common Cause In Dialogue Processes 
A view from Brussels

This blog is written by Eivind Hoff in Brussels. How to use the Common Cause perspective in the design of dialogue processes? That was what we discussed through a case study at Common Cause Brussels on 19 April. The case…

Common Cause in Bristol

I spent Wednesday evening with a group of 25 from all sorts of community and NGO initiatives in Bristol to share some of the case studies we’ve been collecting, and the themes that we’re noticing within them. The room was…

Following the energy: Taking Common Cause into organisations

How do we bring a Common Cause approach into our organisations when they might not want to consider it? This was the question that we discussed last night at the 10:10 office in Camden. We heard four different stories from…

Applying Common Cause To EU Climate Jargon

This is a post from Eivind Hoff, who has been bringing together Common Cause conversations in Brussels. What values do typical texts on EU climate change-motivated policy activate and how can we change them? That was the focus of the…

Building a community of practice: A view from Brussels

Guy and I spent a couple of days in Brussels working with NGO staff exploring what Common Cause means for those working close to policy-making, in communications and behaviour change campaigns. Questions that we’re exploring: Do people who take on…

Campaigners – Join Our Action Learning Process

Through case studies and coming together in community, a growing number of campaigners are exploring how to use a values approach in their work. As part of that, we have put together an action learning process, which will take campaigners…

From single issues to systems thinking with Common Cause

“Maybe the single-issue campaign doesn’t work anymore because we’re not single-issue people.” Since the publication of Common Cause, campaigners have been asking themselves, ‘what does this mean for us and our work?’. This month, twenty seven campaigners got together at…

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