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What are the sweeping changes that are already – or should be – reshaping the way Europeans teach and learn throughout their lives in an increasingly digital society? In today’s fast-paced, changing world, the ability of individuals to adapt, learn and re-skill will matter more than ever. Education systems must reinvent themselves to keep up with these new realities.

Making Member States Fit for Joining the Euro Area

19 October 2017

The paper takes a look at where non-euro Member States stand on the convergence criteria, and how President Juncker’s proposed euro accession instrument could play a role in ensuring that these countries are both willing and able to join the euro area, and help foster a relaunch of the economic convergence process in the Union.

Towards an EU Collective Security

Strategic Note #28 | 18 October 2017

From the proliferation of terrorism in European cities to the use of cyberattacks to disrupt critical infrastructures and destabilise democracies, modern-day threats stem both from within the EU’s borders and outside, challenging the traditional boundaries of security and defence. The increasing versatility and cross-border nature of these threats mean that the EU has a unique added value in providing Europeans with a stronger collective security. Although some progress towards a more joined-up approach to defence and security has already been made, the scale and versatility of the challenges warrant more forward-looking and ambitious measures.

Plans for the Future of Europe

As laid out in President Juncker's State of the Union and President Macron's Initiative for Europe

Two Visions,
One Direction

Plans for the Future of Europe

As laid out in President Juncker's State of the Union and President Macron's Initiative for Europe

Reclaiming Europe’s Digital Leadership

Digital transformation and Artificial Intelligence are driving economic and societal changes of unprecedented pace and scale. To better respond to the needs of its businesses and citizens’ and to keep up with the rapidly-growing tech giants around the world, Europe must come together and actively play on its key assets – a strong reputation for quality and safety, a leading research community, and a prominent positioning in favour of protection of personal data and fundamental rights and liberties.

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14 November 2017

What are the sweeping changes that are already – or should be – reshaping the way Europeans teach and learn throughout their lives in an increasingly digital society? In today’s fast-paced, changing world, the ability of individuals to adapt, learn and re-skill will matter more than ever. Education systems must reinvent themselves to keep up with these new realities.

27 October 2017

As the Nord Stream 2 project reopens old debates among Member States about energy security and broader EU-Russia political and economic relations, it constitutes a litmus test for EU solidarity and for the completion of a resilient Energy Union. Rather than focusing their attention on this divisive issue that has already captured too much political attention, Member States should work at reconciling their interests through a holistic approach to the internal energy market and by consolidating progress on projects of common interest that will genuinely improve the Union’s security of supply.

19 October 2017

The paper takes a look at where non-euro Member States stand on the convergence criteria, and how President Juncker’s proposed euro accession instrument could play a role in ensuring that these countries are both willing and able to join the euro area, and help foster a relaunch of the economic convergence process in the Union.

Issue 28
18 October 2017

From the proliferation of terrorism in European cities to the use of cyberattacks to disrupt critical infrastructures and destabilise democracies, modern-day threats stem both from within the EU’s borders and outside, challenging the traditional boundaries of security and defence. The increasing versatility and cross-border nature of these threats mean that the EU has a unique added value in providing Europeans with a stronger collective security. Although some progress towards a more joined-up approach to defence and security has already been made, the scale and versatility of the challenges warrant more forward-looking and ambitious measures.

29 September 2017

In September 2017, European Commission President Juncker and French President Macron each outlined bold visions for the future of Europe.

This paper provides a comparative assessment of the two speeches and the proposals they advance. While recognising the nuances, the analysis reveals a strong convergence of opinions between the two leaders. Both are looking to build a better future for Europe, built on prosperity, resilience and security.

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