Europe has many perspectives. Read more about what moves Europe’s policymakers.
OUR PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE TAKEAWAYS AND POLICY HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR ACTIVITIES, OPINION PIECES, AND ESSAYS BY POLICY EXPERTS AND MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE POLICYMAKERS WITH USEFUL AND CRISP ANALYSIS WHILE ALSO CREATING A PLATFORM FOR POLICYMAKERS FROM ACROSS EUROPE TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS.
from the Mercator European Dialogue Workshop in Brussels, 9 July 2018
Our network comes together with experts to to discuss key risks and opportunities on common EU security. How does parliamentarians perceive shared threats and how do they communicate them to their constituencies?
by Federico Fabbrini, Director of DCU Brexit Institute
In December 2017, the European Commission concluded that sufficient progress had occurred in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, opening the way to preliminary talks on the framework for future EU-UK relations.
The European industrial landscape is facing a projected shortage of ICT skills and associated competitive innovation. Sustainable economic transformations in the sector are essential for EU economic prosperity in the future.
by Davis Ellison, German Marshall Fund of the United States
The initiation of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) marks an important step in the continued development of a more integrated European defence architecture, but national parliaments need to cooperate for its success.
From the MP Meeting at the European Forum Alpbach, 2018
What can parliamentarians do to better participatory politics in their constituencies? During the conversations, they shared their own participatory tools and best practices from their political careers.
Industrial policies in the EU were found to be insufficient to foster innovation and long-term competitiveness of European products, highlighting the need for an integrated European industrial policy from national parliaments.
Current European tax systems need reform as they are ill-suited for an increasingly digital era, are not well-protected against the ongoing erosion of tax-bases and tax evasion, and are not used strategically to further political goals.
Educational reform in European countries requires a new mindset, one that embraces the notion that education and training does not stop at the high school or higher education level but will require a life-long investment.
Copy-pasting certain models of work across the EU would be counterproductive between member states with a completely different economic make-up. Following an overly unified model could end the European project.
For some member states unemployment is a pressing and urgent policy and political challenge demanding short-term solutions. For others it is a challenge only in the context of the long-term economic transformation of societies.
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