A joint PfEU article

11 January, 2021
2020 has proven to be a year of great challenges for the European Union and its member states and citizens. While COVID-19 has spread across the Union, important policy developments have been brought forward by...

Anita Calchi Novati | Permanent Author

10 January, 2021
On 24 November 2020, the European Commission has presented the Action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027, which outlines the approach that the EU will develop with a view to integration...

Naomi Burchett | Future Hub Manager

5 January, 2021

President Ursula von der Leyen’s September State of the Union Address (16 September 2020) was a call to arms for the Next Generation EU recovery package – so unsurprisingly, the European Green...

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Thoughts on the Future of the European Union
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We are a modern think tank.

PfEU is more than a traditional think tank. We are an open and independent network of young researchers focussing on the future of the European Union. We believe that the young generation should be more involved in shaping the EU of tomorrow. By conducting research and policy advice and by organising events and seminars in our Future Hubs, we foster engagement for Europe and open up research.

We are the young generation.

It is our generation that will live in the Europe of tomorrow. Therefore our think tank exclusively features young researchers. We provide them with the opportunity to gain experience in research and policy advice and to influence policy making. We focus on EU’s future and assess current policies.


Our young team conducts research across a number of policy fields that we consider of high relevance for EU’s future and for Europeans. Our research is overseen and managed by our board and our research associates who publish research articles and longer reports together with our authors from across Europe.

Policy Advice

We provide policy advice to EU institutions and their stakeholders as we believe that the young generation must play a more important role in shaping the EU of tomorrow. As part of a truly European generation, we think outside national patterns and believe in the advantages of the EU. By sharing our views, we aim at making the EU better.

Future Hubs

By organising dialogues between EU stakeholders and the young generation and by explaining the functioning and impact of the EU through seminars, our Future Hubs are an important corner stone of our bottom-up approach as an innovative think tank.
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Policy Fields

We conduct research and policy advice across a number of policy fields.

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