Strengthening and Connecting Europe
How can Europe assume its role in global competition and vis-à-vis its neighbours in the east and south?
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Future of Europe

Strengthening and Connecting Europe

The European Union has to do greater justice to its own standards and values. Therefore, it has to improve its capacity for action and levels of acceptance. Furthermore, the European Union needs an innovative, sustainable and inclusive economy, with more social justice. The relationships between the EU and its southern and eastern neighbours have to be based on increased partnership.

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Efficient and more responsive to citizens

Restructuring competencies

What will the Future of Europe look like? To find out, we need to know who can do things better in the EU and who has the will to. Opinions abound, but we are after the Facts. read more

Social Europe

Safeguarding social inclusion in the EU

SIM Europe is a social policy monitoring instrument for the EU 28 which aims to identify and redress social imbalances. It shows where national influence is dwindling and a need to legislate at the EU level is emerging. weiterlesen

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Europe’s neighbours

Fostering stability and solidarity

Without stability in its southern and eastern neighbourhood, the EU cannot cope with the challenges of migration. Without more solidarity and understanding within the EU, further divides in the Union will be difficult to prevent. weiterlesen

Internal Market and Euro

Achieving economic union

Prosperity and growth in Europe depend on a well-functioning single market and a stable monetary union. Both need to be deepened. This project examines what makes economic sense and what is politically feasible. read more

Brussels office

Promoting Europeanization

“Learn, connect, transfer” are the watchwords for the Brussels office, as it supports the Europeanization and internationalization of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s work. read more

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Franco-German Dialogue

Sustainability of our welfare states

Globalisation and international crises challenge the welfare states of the EU. Both Germany and France, driving forces of the Union, should, in particular, exchange experience about their models of Society. read more

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Franco-German debating series

Growth for Europe

Germany and France are confronted with similar challenges. Solutions must also be found on the local level. The debates “Which growth for Europe?“ contribute to the dialogue between German and French cities. read more

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Dialogue with the neighbours

Young Leaders for Europe

The annual Young Leaders for Europe forum is held in cooperation with the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung. The focus in on EU relations with its southern and eastern neighbours. read more

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Publication

Brexit and free movement – a CEE perspective

On December 8, 2017, an agreement on EU27 freedom of movement rights for non-UK citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU was reached between the European Union and the UK Government. Our policy paper analyses the impact with particular regard to the CEE perspective. read more

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Publication Series

Europa Briefings

In the publication series “Europa Briefing”, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin cover key topics of European politics and present possible scenarios: What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can politics do now? read more

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Publication

Exit, voice or loyalty? Young people on Europe and Democracy

This publication presents the attitudes of young Europeans from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia towards the European Union. The majority of youth see many benefits of EU membership and opt for staying in the EU and working to reform it read more

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Event

Euro reform: Where are we?

The project invited Berlin-based policy-makers and experts to discuss the state of play of Eurozone reforms on the eve of German coalition negotiations. read more

Publications

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Maintaining EU-27 citizens' rights in the UK: a Central and Eastern European Perspective

On December 8, 2017, an agreement on EU27 freedom of movement rights for non-UK citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU was ... read more

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Looking for the silver bullet

The debate about the future of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) has taken a centre stage in the discussion about the future of economic ... read more

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How Europe can deliver

The study was written in the context of Europe’s multiple crises. In the eyes of many voters, the performance of the EU has been disappointing ... read more

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Economic government: What kind of coordination for the Eurozone?

How are decisions made in the euro area? And how democratic are they? These questions moved to the centre of the debate during the euro crisis. ... read more

Europa Briefings

Publication

Europa Briefings

 In the publication series “Europa Briefing”, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin cover key topics of European politics and present possible scenarios: What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can politics do now? read more

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European surveys

eupinions

Since October 2015, the eupinions surveys assess the will amongst Europeans for continued development of the European Union and in various areas of policy. eupinions are representative for the EU and its six largest member states. read more

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European Analyses

spotlight europe

spotlight europe and flashlight europe are our regular analyses of European issues in German and English. read more

Karten

European Voices

Europe in Dialogue

This series wants to encourage a European discourse. Different authors analyse topics from various perspectives. read more

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Europe and flight – facts

Facts on the European Dimension of Displacement and Asylum

The series gives facts on the situation of refugees and assesses mid-term developments and their effects. read more

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Social Inclusion in the EU

sim europe POLICY Brief

This series gives facts on the actual situation concerning labor market and social policies and reforms. read more