About

Common Vision (CoVi) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank. We curate and develop research and discussion which aligns the behaviours, expectations and values of the millennials with long-term intergenerational goals around the common good. We use creative and crowdsourced methods to promote civic engagement beyond a politically active minority.

Our values

Long-term

We work towards the long-term changes in society, the economy and politics that would result in a better world for the next generation.

Accessible

We want complex ideas and “expert” discussion to be accessible and inspiring to people outside of academia, the City and Westminster.

Common good

We seek to move discussions beyond binary, partisan debates or sector interests, by collaborating around shared values and common purpose for the future.

"A minds and hearts approach"

Watch our founder Caroline Macfarland's speech from our launch in 2014

Meet the team

Caroline Macfarland
Executive Director

Caroline founded CoVi in 2013 and leads our strategic direction and external engagement. She was previously managing director at ResPublica, one of the founding team members of the Power to Change foundation, and was a special advisor to the Big Lottery Fund. In 2015, she was named one of Management Today’s 35 women under 35. Ask Caroline the big questions about the common good and what it means for the future of politics and policy making.

caroline.macfarland[@]covi.org.uk

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Katy Owen

Katy joined CoVi in October 2015. She manages CoVi’s research projects and the implementation of our four strategic programmes. Katy was previously senior project manager at polling company Survation, where she led qualitative and quantitative projects. Katy made her TV debut in 2014 and has since appeared on BBC News, Sky News and the Polling Matters show. Ask Katy about hiking and millennial attitudes to politics.

katy.owen[@]covi.org.uk

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Sara Nadalini
Creative and Digital Officer

Sara joined CoVi in December 2015 and looks after digital and creative production. She previously worked at charity Young Minds and has extensive experience as an independent video maker across Europe and the Middle East. She worked as a videographer in refugee camps in the Middle East and produced a documentary on statelessness. Speak to Sara about creative visual storytelling, and CoVi’s digital media.

sara.nadalini[@]covi.org.uk

Alex Britten
Project and Operations Manager

Alex looks after CoVi’s events programme. She previously worked at Restless Development, an international development organisation focusing on young people. Outside CoVi she is planning to start up her own community food project in East London. Speak to Alex about cooking a great ramen, and designing youth-focused events.

alex.britten[@]covi.org.uk

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Daniela Puska
Operations Associate

Project manager and operations professional with extensive experience in the NGO, think-tank and policy development sector. A creative problem solver who thrives working towards tight deadlines and delivering to high standards with limited resources. A strong advocate for evidence-based policy who is passionate about people and politics and have for the past five years worked with organisations that put people at the heart of research and policymaking.

Yearbook 2015

Our 2015 annual report reflects on our first year of projects and operations, and highlights some of our plans for the year to come.

Download our Yearbook 2015