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


APROPOS-Advancing Process in Politics

Open European Dialogue 2023: a politically neutral platform for policy makers.

Encouraging collaboration and innovative contacts between parties and countries, so as to better understand European challenges and perspectives.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Open European Dialogue 2022: a politically neutral platform for policy makers.

Providing European politicians with a better understanding of challenges and perspectives in Europe and a space for dialogue and promoting innovative political conversations.

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…

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

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

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.

Europeans solidly back Ukraine, though signs of concern on costs

05 10 2022

EUpinions opinion poll : Europeans support Ukraine, despite concerns about rising prices.


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)