The New Narrative for Europe concept is based on the idea that the post-war theme of 'peace through a common market' needed to be replaced by a new 'version 2.0', in line with a changed world.
In words of President Barroso, 'we need to continue to tell the story of Europe. Like a book it cannot only stay in the first pages, even if the first pages were extremely beautiful. We have to continue our narrative, continue to write the book of the present and of the future. This is why we need a new narrative for Europe.'
Akademie der Künste, Berlin - Tyskland