Stephen Boucher

Senior Training Expert

Creativity in public policies, Lobbying techniques


Stephen Boucher is the founder of Dreamocracy, a start-up that promotes “collective intelligence for the common good”, consulting, training, and researching the topic of creativity in politics. Until recently, he was Managing Director of Fondation EURACTIV, and CEO of, France’s largest online media on sustainable lifestyles. With a wealth of experience in policy-making, notably at EU level, Stephen is particularly concerned about the threat that the lack of trust in quality media poses to the foundations of democracy, and how our lack of genuine creativity in policymaking undermines democracy and fosters populist movements.

In this spirit, Stephen recently published the Petit manuel de créativité politique – Comment libérer l’audace collective (“Little manual of political creativity”). He also teaches on matters related to policy innovation, civic techs and political influence at Sciences Po in Paris, at the Solvay Brussels School and at the Institute of European Studies (ULB). He also advises a number of public and private organisations on these matters through Dreamocracy.

Before managing consoGlobe, Stephen was director for European policy at the European Climate Foundation (ECF). A Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Sciences Po Paris graduate, he also co-directed the Jacques Delors Institute for four years and was an adviser on EU matters in Guy Verhofstadt’s government.

He collaborates with the Egmont Institute since 2019 as a trainer in Kinshasa for the National School of Administration (ENA RDC), and has also contributed to the Trainings in Diplomatic Practices with a course on Lobbying at the EU level.