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.

Landkarte von Frankreich und Deutschland

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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Compass with stars of Europe

Twelve Stars

Online debate on the future of the EU

Together with the “Twelve Stars” project the Bertelsmann Stiftung is initiating a pan-European online debate starting 18 May. The project aims to bring together leading EU experts and academics with citizens from across Europe to jointly discuss the most urgent questions about the future of Europe. read more

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Structural Reforms in France

High Level Workshop in Berlin with Michel Houdebine, Chief Economist at the French Ministry of Finance and the Economy 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

Publications

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No Escape from Politics: Four Tests for a Successful Fiscal Instrument in the Euro Area

With his proposal for a euro area budget, Emmanuel Macron has put a common fiscal Instrument back at the center of the euro area reform debate. ... read more

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An uneasy reality

Since the annexation of Crimea and the start of the war in Donbas, internal migrations in Ukraine might have affected from two to three million ... read more

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Labour-Market Reforms in Europe: Repairing Problems or Investing to Prevent?

For most people, obtaining economic and social opportunities depends on access to labour-markets. Effective and flexible labour-markets allow ... read more

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Squaring the circle?

Brexit and the evolving challenges faced by the European Union are forcing the European Union and the rest of the member states to reform the ... 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

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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