This conference, organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will bring together leading academics, think tanks, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the future of Europe in these challenging times.
Europe is torn between the contradictory trends of further integration and disintegration. The need for European unity is underscored by growing global instability, insecurity and, at the same time, interconnectedness. Yet the fundamental principles, values and the very purpose of the European Union are being questioned by populist political forces and disillusioned citizens. Will the EU slide into unmanaged disintegration and decline or will it get its act together, rethinking and rebuilding what unites the States and citizens of the EU and beyond?