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The Conference on the Future of Europe

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The Conference on the Future of Europe, an initiative of European institutions, aims to bring Europe closer to the people by engaging with citizens as directly as possible, both online and in person.

The research carried out by our academics touches upon all main themes of the Conference, such as democracy, climate change, citizenship, migration, and more. This page collects and highlights a selection of important briefs, papers and articles which can be relevant for the conversations on the future of Europe that citizens and policy-makers are invited to engage with.

We are one of the four host institutions for the European Citizens’ Panels in the framework of the Conference. On 10-12 December, 200 citizens gathered on campus in Florence and online to discuss topical issues such as protecting democracy and the rule of law, European values and identity.

Finally, our Democracy Forum explores the range, promise and potential of citizen participation in Europe, by taking the Conference as a case in point and providing a bridge between academia, European institutions, practitioners, and civil society.


Here you can find a selection of our publications; we focus on policy-relevant research which links to the themes of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Access the full collection.

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Assessing global governance in the area of human trafficking through civil society participation in its regime complex | Amandine Orsini

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This section includes a series of event recordings related to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Access the full collection

What if we could make the EU better? | Trade, equality, solidarity and transport (Ep. 1)

What if we could make the EU better? | Democracy, the Euro, security and migration (Ep.2)

What if we could make the EU better? | Enlargement, energy, voting rights and peace-making (Ep. 3)

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