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

More info on europe-kbf.eu


Bertelsmann Stiftung


In collaboration with the King Baudouin Foundation, support 'eupinions' in the translation (French and Dutch) of two studies per year and disseminate them in Belgium.


Karlspreis-Europa-Akademie 2021/22

Through the Charlemagne Prize, award 5 scholarships to young graduates/professionals to formulate solutions to new challenges as a contribution to EU integration.

Alapítvány a Népirtás és Tömeges Atrocitások Nemzetközi Megelozéséért/Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Dialogue with far right youth

Organise a dialogue process between young people with extreme right-wing views and vulnerable groups in Hungary to promote mutual understanding and peace.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

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.

Conference Observatory

The Conference Observatory is a joint initiative set up to study, assess and improve the Conference on the Future of Europe.

European Policy Centre

Strategic and long-term partnership between the European Policy Centre and the King Baudouin Foundation

Press Releases

Only 60 percent of EU citizens are satisfied with the state of democracy in the Union

19 08 2021

Results of the eupinions survey on how European citizens feel about democratic values and the handling of the health crisis after months of pandemic.

EU staffers’ COVID help fund honoured

29 07 2021

EU Staff COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund honoured as an outstanding example of Good Administration in a special award made by the European Ombudsman.

Head start for Conference Observatory, new initiative that monitors, analyses and advises the Conference on the Future of Europe

26 07 2021


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)