Dahrendorf Programme

Our team visits the Bernauer Straße Berlin Wall memorial

What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do Europeans – and especially, young Europeans – want the EU to do by 2030? Our team at Oxford University has been investigating these questions by conducting a variety of interviews and EU-wide opinion polls.

We asked a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments.

In collaboration with eupinions, our specially commissioned opinion polls aim to find out what Europeans think and expect of the EU. We are also talking in greater depth to a number of experts, hearing their reflections on Europe's past, present and future.

This website is just one important component of our larger 'Europe's Stories' research project, part of the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom at the European Studies CentreSt Antony's College, Oxford University. The Dahrendorf Programme is generously funded by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit, the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and Stiftung Mercator.

The project is directed by Professor Timothy Garton Ash and the Research Manager is Adele CurnessDr Julia De Clerck-Sachsse is the project's Academic Associate. An advisory committee consists of leading Oxford academics: Professor Paul BettsDr Jonathan BrightProfessor Faisal DevjiProfessor Carolin Duttlinger Professor Robert GildeaProfessor Ruth HarrisDr Sudhir HazareesinghProfessor Andrew HurrellDr Hartmut MayerProfessor Kalypso NicolaidisProfessor Rasmus Nielsen and Professor David Priestland. For the project team see here.

Read about our new Europe in a Changing World research project, or contact us about anything else.