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Repair and Prepare: Strengthening Europe

The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin join forces to present in-depth analyses and far-sighted ideas for a stronger European economy.

Research policy: A guide to the negotiations on Horizon Europe

In June, the Commission tabled its proposal for the multi-billion research Programme Horizon Europe. The European Parliament and the Council are now called upon to agree on the legislative package before the forthcoming European elections. In the coming months, the institutions will lay the foundations of European research policy for 2021 to 2027 and determine its budget. This blog post explains the priorities of the Commission proposal and the political questions that will be at the centre of the negotiations.

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Ein Haushalt für die Eurozone – was soll das?

Am Donnerstag und Freitag treffen sich die Staats-und Regierungschefs der EU in Brüssel zum Gipfel. Neben der alles überlagernden Frage der europäischen Migrationspolitik wird es vor allem um eine Frage gehen: Bekommt der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron nun seinen Eurozonenhaushalt oder nicht? Dabei ist in der Debatte völlig unklar, was das eigentlich genau sein soll –ein Eurozonenhaushalt. Zeit für eine kurze Einführung in vier Fragen.

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Online Platforms and how to regulate them: An EU Overview

The rapid rise of online platforms has characterized the digital transformation of the last decade. Their meteoric growth has caused concerns about market dominance and the widening information and power asymmetry between platforms and citizens, businesses and regulators alike. How should the EU react to these challenges? In this paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich provides an overview of existing regulation of online platforms in the Single Market, examines current regulatory challenges for the EU and proposes policy recommendations for the future European debate on platform regulation.

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Missions for EU innovation policy: why the right set-up matters

The introduction of research and innovation missions in “Horizon Europe” will be one of the most significant changes on previous EU research programmes. In the past governments used missions to steer technology breakthrough in various fields ranging from defence to climate policy. In this policy paper Philipp Ständer argues that the proposed missions are a promising tool for EU innovation policy, as long as they get sufficient political support and the underlying governance is right.

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Repair and Prepare: Strengthening Europe

This project delivers ideas and analyses for a stronger European economy. It covers three areas: We outline a reform agenda for the Eurozone that addresses key economic, political, and legal aspects; we propose improvements to make the European Single Market fit for the future; and we address the prospects for and determinants of sustained growth and prosperity in a Social Europe.

Economic and Monetary Union

We set out ideas on how to make the Eurozone more stable and less prone to crisis. This includes proposals to complete the Banking Union, strengthen economic coordination among member states, and improve the Eurozone’s crisis management capacity.

The European Single Market

We identify an array of traditional and new growth factors for a modern, innovative European Single Market. We analyse how Europe can better facilitate public and private investment, innovation and mobility and suggest policy proposals for how best to equip the Single Market for the digital age. The negotiations on Brexit and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) serve as critical inputs and will shape Single Market reform over the years ahead.

Social Europe

The legacy of the euro crisis and the challenges posed by demographic, structural and technological change put social issues at the heart of rethinking Europe’s economy. We suggest innovative solutions for addressing economic transformation processes and reducing social divisions in Europe. We also investigate how best to strengthen fair participation in the economy and how best to improve the Europe-wide employment and educational opportunities of EU citizens.

Paul-Jasper Dittrich

Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein

Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein

Director of Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, Vice President at Hertie School of Governance

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Sabine Feige

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Dr. Katharina Gnath

Senior Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Lucas Guttenberg

Deputy Head of Research at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

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Dr. Christian Kastrop

Director at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Carolin Köster

Administrative Assistant at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

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Head of Communications at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

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Sylvia Schmidt

Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Pola Schneemelcher

Pola Schneemelcher

Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

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Philipp Ständer

Philipp Ständer

Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin

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