A BETTER EUROPE
The construction of Europe is one of the most important political projects of the 20th and 21st century. The process of integration, which emerged in the economic sphere, also had political objectives from the outset, and was based on shared principles and values.
Throughout these decades, advances have been made that are difficult to imagine in the post-war period, such as the development of an internal market in which goods, people, services and capital circulate freely or the establishment of a common currency.
However, the European Union faces a number of immediate challenges, such as the debate on the United Kingdom's withdrawal, poverty and inequality, the refugee crisis, the functioning of the European institutions and the threat of terrorism. In this regard, reflection is needed on how to build a better European Union, which involves civil society to a greater extent.
Thus, the aim of the project is to promote a broad and in-depth debate with civil society on how to build a better Europe, also reflecting from different perspectives on the challenges facing the European Union today.
This debate is taking place in the Blog of the Royal University Institute of European Studies, through articles and digital meetings. Also in social networks, especially Twitter, where citizens can make their proposals for a better Europe with the hashtag #MyProposal. A face-to-face citizen debate will also be held in September 2018, with the aim of proposing an active conversation between representatives of the European institutions and the public. It will take place in the Aula Magna of the CEU San Pablo University, Madrid.