The #EuropeMatters initiative brings together business leaders, policymakers, civil society representatives and citizens to co-design a Europe that still matters in 2030. This exercise takes place at a crucial moment: 2019 saw the election of a new European Parliament and the arrival of a new college of Commissioners.

#EuropeMatters put forward a set of 10 concrete recommendations for the incoming EU leadership in ‘Vision for Europe,’ a report that maps the road ahead for a Europe that is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

In the lead up to our Vision for Europe, we produced a series of other eye-opening insights (from most recent to least):

  • A call to action: ‘The Citizens’ Mandate’ – containing a series of collectively crafted policy ideas to spark conversation on how to restore citizens’ faith in the EU.
  • A poll surveying a representative cross-section of 11,000 citizens from across Europe about their views on the EU.
  • A briefing: ‘Europe 2030: Towards a renewed social contract,’ taking into account a set of trends, drivers and unknowns that are likely to affect Europe in the years to come. Using strategic foresight and hard data provided by the McKinsey Global Institute, we combined these into four possible scenarios for a future Europe in 2030.

We also ran the ‘Me&EU’ project on our Debating Europe platform, interviewing MEPs from all sides of the political spectrum to stake out their positions on a series of issues.

Our final objective is simple – to mobilise a coalition of the willing united by their belief that #EuropeMatters and to together ensure that Europe is better prepared to take strategic action to align the future we face with the future we want.

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