Future of Europe

Fostering debate and developing ideas on how to enhance the European Union.

The last decade has been marked by difficulties in finding common ground for the reform of the European Union and this has led to a slowdown in its development. And yet, thinking about how the EU should develop in order to meet the numerous challenges it faces is more important than ever. Together with its strategic partners, the King Baudouin Foundation encourages and stimulates debate that is free from taboos and as wide-ranging as possible on the future of Europe.

Our activities

  • we support the European Policy Centre, the Egmont Institute and projects such as the New Pact for Europe, in an effort to follow (trans)national debates on the future of the European Union
  • and we bring together members of national parliaments so as to better understand the positions of the various European member states and political groups and to create networks and a platform for debate.

Future of Europe is part of the programme Europe

Grantees

Jesuit European Social Centre

European Leadership Project (ELP): Jesuit European Social Networks, Brussels.

Post-Doctoral leadership programme (5 months), focusing on leadership functions in the EU, combined with spiritual coaching and creation of socio-ecological networks.

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Strategic partnership between EPC and the KBF in 2023.

Support for the European Policy Centre and King Baudouin Foundation strategic partnership based on a democratic future for Europe.

Jesuit European Social Centre

Consultancy services for the extraction of data on Jesuit alumni students on LinkedIn

Identify Jesuit alumni now working in the Brussels ecosystem to share experiences and collaborate on philanthropic projects.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Conference Observatory

The Conference Observatory is a joint initiative set up to study, assess and improve the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Open European Dialogue

The Open European Dialogue (OEF) is a politically neutral platform for Europe’s policymakers that focuses on members of national parliaments who value open exchange.

European Policy Centre

Strategic and long-term partnership between the European Policy Centre and the King Baudouin Foundation

Funds and philanthropic tools

Europe MédiaLab (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects conducted by the Europe MédiaLab (Stars4Media), whose aim is to improve dialogue and exchanges between the media and European institutions.

EU Watch (Fund Friends of)

Philanthropists support projects that stimulate debate and analysis of crucial European Union policies and decision-making and improve communication.

Stand Up for Europe (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support Stand up for Europe projects that promote the process of unification and integration at European level.

Press Releases

eupinions poll: European voters worry over cost of Ukraine war as support wobbles

15 12 2023

Latest poll by eupionions, the European opinion survey tool, reveals that the European voters worry over the cost of the Ukraine war as support wobbles.

Europeans anxious but support Ukraine against Russia - Poll

16 02 2023

December poll by eupinions, the European opinion survey tool, reveals that Europeans are anxious but still support Ukraine.

Europeans’ support for Ukraine is declining slightly

05 12 2022

According to the eupinions survey, Europeans' support for Ukraine is slightly decreasing, but a large majority remains in favour of Ukraine's accession to the EU.

Stories

Battling Russian Disinformation Across Europe

Future of Europe

“Working with a web of partners enabled us to make it our research into Russian disinformation more cross-European, and the findings more generalisable and valid.”
Rumena Filipova
Research fellow at the Sofia-based Center for the Study of Democracy

Standing together for human rights and democracy in Bulgaria

Future of Europe

“Facing increased attacks on civil society organisations, people were reaching out to each other: we need to stand united.”
Svetlana Mihaylova
Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Bulgarian Fund for Women (BFW)