The BMW European Table offers a framework for leaders from EU member states and neighboring societies to reflect on concrete ways to strengthen the European Union. For more than 70 years, the EU has contributed greatly to peace, stability, and prosperity on the continent. But it is currently going through a profound crisis of confidence.
We want leaders to arrive at a sober analysis of the reasons for this loss of trust and to understand why so many citizens have disengaged from the EU. What can we do to tackle the current challenges and to open up space for new opportunities? Together with leaders from all parts of our societies, we want to search for bold ideas to help shape positive change.
This crisis can only be overcome if governments, businesses, and civil society develop a new form of partnership. The aim should be a reform of the European Union as a community which is home to all European citizens. We bring together people in positions of responsibility who want to assume responsibility for the future of the European Union.