The "Report on the Future of Europe," drafted by students from CIVICA and beyond in response to key challenges the EU is facing, was presented at a high-level event in Rome.
Report on the Future of Europe
What are the fundamental values embodied by the European Union? Does the EU really live up to them? How would Europe look like if the EU did not exist? How can we tackle the existential challenges posed by the global health crisis, climate change, international migrations, technological disruption? How should the EU’s institutional and economic set-up evolve to confront the disintegration forces?
The Report on the Future of Europe is meant for young Europeans to reflect on these tough questions and propose their vision for a way forward, empowering and engaging young generations in actively shaping the policy debate.
The written phase of this collaborative project involved as co-authors more than 30 students representing the eight CIVICA partners as well as the University of Geneva and ESADE. Participants engaged in a series of meetings and writing sessions, under the guidance of two academic mentors: Professor Carlo Altomonte, Bocconi University, and Professor Frédéric Esposito, University of Geneva.
The project was born from the initiative and is supported by the Italian and Swiss sections of the Société des Membres de la Légion d'Honneur (SMLH) to celebrate the Centenary of the SMLH Foreign Sections.
The project is coordinated by the Bocconi students’ association European Generation, under the high patronage of the SMLH.
The final report was presented to high-profile figures from European institutions and academia on the occasion of the SMLH Centenary Event, hosted at the French Embassy in Rome on 8 November 2021.