Political visions

Political visions

Political visions

Political visions

The Political Visions section collects theoretical and philosophical insights into the idea of Social Europe. It offers different perspectives concerning the values that should shape the European Union, providing conceptual and normative tools to assess current European institutions and practices, and to foster European integration.

Political visions
30 June 2018

A dialogue on Europe: young leaders debate the present and future of the Union. Interview

From the analysis of the main political conflict lines tearing apart the EU, to the issue of populism. From the relation between economic and social Europe, to the evaluation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Young leaders from the JEF, YES, AEGEE, ETUC and EYF, debate the state of the Union and possible developments in the upcoming months leading to the European Parliamentary elections of 2019.

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«There is no doubt that we live in highly specialised societies. The political problems that we deal with are however quite similar. So maybe a starting point to better understand an appropriate conception of solidarity for the EU could be the idea of a “mechanical” attitude in the Durkheimian sense. However, conviction to be part of a joint political project, rather than fear of suffering alone, should be the guiding principle of solidarity in the EU»