2014 marks the end of 100 years which changed Europe drastically. Only after two devastating wars did Europeans strike a new path of cooperation and integration. 60 years later they seem to be prisoners of fatigue and doubt about the future. What can we learn from the history of the early 20th century in order to take the right decisions for the future? This question is especially pertinent in three domains:
The EU needs a new narrative. An attractive and realistic new European narrative can only emerge bottom-up if new enthusiasm and commitment for European integration is to be created. How can we innovate the EU and strengthen our democracies?
The EU and its neighbours. To ensure stability and norm diffusion, the EU must again invest in its neighbourhood. Ten years ago such investment resulted in the greatest enlargement of the EU. What is Europe's roadmap for a future enlargement and neighbourhood policy?
The EU in the global village. How do we tackle fundamental global challenges like population growth, climate change, external and internal insecurities or social imbalances?