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 Centre, St 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 Curness. Dr Julia De Clerck-Sachsse is the project's Academic Associate. An advisory committee consists of leading Oxford academics: Professor Paul Betts, Dr Jonathan Bright, Professor Faisal Devji, Professor Carolin Duttlinger, Professor Robert Gildea, Professor Ruth Harris, Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh, Professor Andrew Hurrell, Dr Hartmut Mayer, Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, Professor Rasmus Nielsen and Professor David Priestland. For the project team see here.