What were the themes of the 2020 Vision Forum?

The themes of the 2020 Vision Forum were varied, but key to them all was the idea of political reform and progressive policy making.

Charles Clarke and Alan Milburn set up The 2020 Vision Forum to discuss the direction of the Labour party after Tony Blair's time as prime minister came to an end. Many viewed it as a vehicle for Gordon Brown's political opponents to create an axis against him. This website is dedicated to discussing what the 2020 Vision Forum was all about.

The 2020 Vision forum was stated to be about looking to the world a decade or more ahead, about identifying the new challenges the world would face and the new policies needed to implement progressive values.
It was an open forum for individuals and organizations who believed in New Labour’s renewal. The 2020 Vision aimed to facilitate a wide-ranging debate about the future of progressive modernization. Through an interactive website, publications and regional and national events, the forum was described as seeking to encourage the development of ideas and policies that could contribute to progressive reform.

The 2020 Vision initiative's mission statement maintained that renewal required an open and participatory debate, with Labour Party supporters and the wider public taking part.

The main tool that enabled this debate was the website, which was an open forum for individuals and organisations. Participants could register to comment and take part in a variety of discussions in different areas of interest including ‘Constitution’, ‘Environment’, ‘Trade Unions’, ‘Economy’ or ‘Empowerment and politics’. They were also organising events to address different topics. Please contact us if you would like to know more.