New pact for Europe debate: Nederland in Europa

  • Internationaal Perscentrum Nieuwspoort Lange Poten 10 2511 CL Den Haag Netherlands

ECF is one of the key partners in the New Pact for Europe initiative, which has the goal of advancing the European debate with concrete proposals. 

As a partner, ECF is organising two strategic events in the Netherlands.

The first was a high-level debate – Nederland in Europa – on 3 February 2014, at Nieuwspoort in The Hague. The debate included 20 invited Dutch politicians, policy-makers, journalists and representatives from the cultural and business sector. This top-level exchange will focus on the growing gap and feeling of mistrust between citizens and the European institutions. The goal of this invitation-only debate is to introduce workable, realistic reforms to make the EU more effective in responding to the challenges we are currently facing.

The second event was a public stakeholders’ debate involving 200 representatives of Dutch society, on Thursday, 10 April at De Balie in Amsterdam. 


We are pleased to share with you the first report from the New Pact for Europe project: “Strategic Options for Europe’s Future” (available in our Library). It is the basis of forthcoming events and includes reflections from EU experts from different Member States, as well as mapping the myriad challenges facing Europe – and offering five options for tackling them.

The New Pact for Europe project was initiated by the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) and is supported by a large consortium of foundations, think tanks and civil society organisations, including ECF.

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