Dear followers We are sad to inform you that the programme FutureLab Europe has come to an end. Since 2011, FutureLab Europe has made the voices of young and bright Europeans heard. As part of this endeavour, FutureLab Europe created a network of almost 150 participants from all over Europe, implemented 10 civic projects, issued … Continue reading Important Announcement
26. September 2018 In the context of the FutureLab Europe 2018 Autumn Conference, the photo exhibition and panel debate “Crossing Identities: Diversity and Inclusion in Europe” took place on 24 September at Atelier 29. It showcased the work of the project “Crossed Paths of Europe” which aims to highlight similarities and differences between migrants and local residents … Continue reading Photo exhibition in Brussels: discussing diversity and inclusion in Europe
26.September 2018 The 2018 Autumn Conference took place from 23 to 25 September in Brussels. The two-day event marked a key moment for the 15 members of the seventh generation who had the chance to exchange ideas on European identity, democratic values and equal opportunities while presenting the outcomes of their civic projects to policymakers … Continue reading The FutureLab Europe 2018 Autumn Conference: the chance to showcase our civic projects!
2019 is a year with heavy symbolism for the European Union – we celebrate 15 years of the CEE enlargement, 30 years since the fall of communist regimes in South-Eastern Europe, but also 20 years since the war in Kosovo and NATO’s bombing of Serbia. Will 2019 be a year of renewed opportunities for the Western Balkans? Will the member states become more enlargement-friendly and opt for a ‘widening EU’ type of scenario? Let me explore some of the challenges and opportunities both for Romania as a member state holding the Presidency, and for the EU itself in relation to the WB countries.
Any discussion about the European Union’s (EU) enlargement is implicitly a discussion on the future of Europe and vice versa. Brexit seems to have brought a visible shift towards exploring the possibilities of including new members, in an EU that has been affected for years by signs of ‘enlargement fatigue’, especially after Romania and Bulgaria’s accession in 2007. The so-called ‘road to Sibiu’ which sought to shape the future of the European Union started in Rome in March 2017 and will come to an end in May 2019. Will we experience then a new 'hour for Europe'? How will the debate on the ‘future of Europe’ affect the Western Balkans’ accession process?