What is the 'Conference on the Future of Europe'?

The Conference on the Future of Europe is a proposal of the European Commission and the European Parliament, announced in the end of 2019, with the aim of looking at the medium to long term future of the EU and what reforms should be made to its policies and institutions.

The preparation of the Conference will follow three steps:

  1. Elaboration of the concept, structure, timing and scope with Parliament and Council;
  2. Design of a means to ensure that citizens participate as much as possible, including by fostering online participation for younger people;
  3. Making sure that appropriate follow-up is provided to the actions agreed by the Conference.

Read the briefing by the European  Parliamentary Research Service.

FMA Intiatives

The FMA will contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe with the FMA Reflection group and the Round tables organised with the most important Political Foundations.

EU Institutions’ Positions on the Conference on the Future of Europe

Interesting readings

Janis A. Emmanouilidis & Johannes Greubel, Positions of EU Institutions – Comprehensive summary of key elements, European Policy Centre (EPC)

Quality of our Democracy

The Changing Economy and Workplace

Green Deal

Digital Europe

Europe on the Global Stage

  • European Parliament publications

International trade and globalisation, June 2019

Foreign policy, June 2019

EU support for democracy and peace in the world, June 2019

EPRS In depth analysis, Peace and Security in 2019: Overview of EU action and outlook for the future, March 2019

Legislative train A stronger Europe in the world

EPRS Briefing, Towards unified representation for the euro area within the IMF, July 2019

IPOL external studies on The European Union’s Role in International Economic Fora: G20, The FSB, The OECD, The IMF, The BCBS, The IOSCO, The IASB, The IAIS, 2015

Policy Department for External Relations Briefing, Free trade or geo-economics? Trends in world trade, September 2019


  • Publications and information by other EU institutions

European Commission, EU position in world trade

Eurostat, The EU in the world — 2020 edition, statistical publication

DG Trade Statistical Guide, August 2020

European Commission, The European Union remains world’s leading donor of Official Development Assistance with €75.2 billion in 2019, Press Release, 16 April 2020

EEAS, The EU’s international roles, November 2019

European Central Bank, The international role of the euro, June 2020


  • Recent analysis on EU’s role in the world

Medinilla, P. Veron and V. Mazzara, EU-UN cooperation: confronting change in the multilateral system, ECDPM, Discussion Paper No 260, September 2019

M. Abels, H. K. Anheier, I. Begg, K. Featherstone, Enhancing Europe’s Global Power: A Scenario Exercise with Eight Proposals , Global Policy, 2020-02, Vol.11 (1), p.128-142

Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry, A report by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), January 2020

Rachman, The EU needs to be a power project, Financial Times, October 7 2019

Borrell, Embracing Europe’s power, New Europe, February 14, 2020

Fischer, What kind of great power can Europe become?, New Europe, January 31, 2020

Judah Grunstein, In a Multipolar World, Will the EU Be Seated at the Table—or Served on It?, World Politics Review, Aug. 26, 2020

Bomassi, P. Vimont, Reimagining a Global Europe, , Carnegie Europe, December 11, 2019

Buti, Enhancing Europe’s Economic Global Power, Global Policy, 2020-02, Vol.11 (1), p.147-150

Tereszkiewicz, The European Union as a normal international actor: an analysis of the EU Global Strategy ; Springer Science and Business Media LLC ,International politics (Hague, Netherlands), 2019, Vol.57 (1), p.95-114

Palm; B. Crum, Military operations and the EU’s identity as an international security actor, Informa UK Limited, European security (London, England), 2019, Vol.28 (4), p.513-534

Franke & T. Varma, Independence play: Europe’s pursuit of strategic autonomy, , ECFR, July 2019

Lay Hwee, Regions are the future of global governance: how the EU and ASEAN can lead the way, , Europe’s World , 13 Nov 2019

Laïdi, Can Europe learn to play power politics?, Centre for European Reform, November 2019