Notre Europe, founded in 1996 by Jacques Delors, celebrates its 10th anniversary by inaugurating a new website. Beyond greater readability, our ambition is to provide a dynamic website, and to generate a high level debate with our readers on European integration.
We will continue providing the material you are accustomed to find on the website: our policy analyses and proposals; Notre Europe in the news; and outside work we think is worth highlighting. From now on, this information will be clearly organised around our four research clusters: Visions of Europe – European Democracy in Action – Competition, Cooperation, Solidarity – Europe and World Governance.
We have added two new debate sections: “Speakers’ Corner” and “Open Space”. In the former, Notre Europe will invite prominent EU actors and experts to comment on Notre Europe or outside organisations’ proposals. We will begin in a few days with a debate organised with Professor Andrew Moravcsik of Princeton University on the topic “Legitimising the European Union through Participation and Deliberation: Myth or Reality?”
In the “Open Space” section, we will allow visitors to our website to react to our work. If appropriate, we will use comments in our ongoing research and publish them online.
September and October
In September, we will publish, alongside the debate on the Constitutional Treaty, a policy brief on .EU, different viewpoints regarding Europe’s foreign policy, an analysis of the treatment by the French media of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005, and a study on political and economic integration processes in South America.
We count on your reactions to the new site, and for informing us of technical glitches which are likely to occur. We will work on solving them as soon as possible. New material will be added in the coming weeks. We hope that the website will prove to be a useful tool for all actors of the European Union.