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


Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation (NEF)


Via Civitates, financially supporting civil society actors to enable them to unite, to revitalise public debate and to ensure that all voices are heard; indeed, a strong civil so…

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Task Force for Citizens' Participation in the EU

As part of the project "Task Force for Citizens' Participation in the EU", to form a group with experts to examine how to improve the quality of citizens' participation; dissemin…

Stand Up for Europe asbl

Expenses relating to calls for European projects as part of the promotion of democracy.

Financing expenses linked to responses to calls for European projects as well as part of the secretariat related to these calls.

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.

European Policy Centre

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

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.

Funds and philanthropic tools

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.

Fondation Euractiv (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects conducted by the Euractiv Foundation, whose aim is to improve dialogue and exchanges between the media and European institutions.

Jesuit European Social Center (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of the Jesuit European Social Center, which promotes the European social and political model, democracy, solidarity, justice and peace.

Press Releases

The King Baudouin Foundation and European Policy Centre offer two fellowships to support Ukrainian think-tanks

25 03 2022

The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) in partnership with the European Policy Centre (EPC) are seeking to support Ukrainian civil society following Russia’s invasion of the country.

Only 60 percent of EU citizens are satisfied with the state of democracy in the Union

19 08 2021

Results of the eupinions survey on how European citizens feel about democratic values and the handling of the health crisis after months of pandemic.

EU staffers’ COVID help fund honoured

29 07 2021

EU Staff COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund honoured as an outstanding example of Good Administration in a special award made by the European Ombudsman.


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)