Facing Europe’s socioeconomic challenges together
The Bertelsmann Stiftung and seven of Europe’s leading think tanks and foundations have initiated Vision Europe to enhance their cooperation. Vision Europe aims at fostering European integration and at promoting innovative solutions to Europe’s most pressing public policy challenges. Through research, publications and an annual summit, Vision Europe is a forum for debates and new ideas at both national and EU levels.
Publication: flashlight europe 07/2018: Security as common good
Is Europe ready to take its fate in its own hands? Both politicians and citizens ask for more security as common good – time to finance a truly European security policy.
Publication: Vision Europe Summit 2017 Conference Declaration
Based on seven principles, this conference declaration develops policy recommendations which can contribute to a better distribution of globalization gains. It offers concrete proposals how these principles can be put into practice at the national, European and international level.
Publication: Winners and Losers of Globalization
This publication engages with a problem of historical proportions that has structurally affected the shape of the world as we used to know it. The authors develop recommendations how globalization should be managed to ensure an equal distribution of its benefits.
Globalization creates winners and losers across countries and societies. This impulse paper analyses the economic processes leading to an unequal distribution of globalization gains and highlights its social and political effects.
Publication: Beyond Crisis Management
Refugee flows to Europe are unlikely to subside soon, as many conflicts persist and the average duration of protracted refugee situations worldwide is on the rise. This paper puts forward policy recommendations for a paradigm shift from reactive to pro-active refugee policies.
Publication: Policy Recommendations: From Fragmentation to Integration
The stakes for social, economic and cultural integration of newcomers into European societies are high. Countries need to support migrants on the pathway to work and create the conditions for flourishing intercultural relationships.
Publication: From Conflict to Equilibrium
The paper sketches the conflicts currently taking place within the EU on migration issues and presents ways toward a consensus and enhanced trust in and understanding of EU actions. It takes the view that a European Council/“top-down” type of approach cannot suffice and presents two sets of short-term and mid-term actions.
Publication: Exploring the Current Migration/Integration ‘Crisis’
This analysis of the current migration/integration ‘crisis’ takes a bottom-up perspective by considering public opinion perceptions, narratives and frames, as well as (good) practices undertaken by local authorities and civil society.