The Future of Europe Project

Join us for a conversation with the bright young minds inheriting Europe about the issues that will shape their future. This is a collaboration between FT experts and students of six universities from Krakow to Athens, Berlin, Paris, Dublin and Milan

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The belief in shared values was not invented in Brussels, or defended before the European court in The Hague, but dates to the 18th century

Calling Berlin a leader is a misnomer as the country lacks both hard and soft power

The EU would counter Euroscepticism by appealing directly to its 500m citizens

We asked students at six universities to share their thoughts. Here’s what they said

Brussels can use social media to ensure its message is heard across Europe, writes Julian Lang

The student winners and the team of experts that chose them

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The fight to attract inward investment has given corporations too much leeway 

New technology can bring the continental demos into being at last

Students across Europe discuss the issues shaping their future

The eurozone’s position will remain precarious without closer financial integration

A ‘multi-speed’ union would put the eurozone on firmer footing

While Warsaw turns back to the past, Berlin wrestles with the consequences of hegemony

Angela Merkel’s hold over Brussels may be on the wane as the French pick up the lead

Political logic links EU citizens’ freedom of movement to goods, services and capital