Europe is our home. We want to build a Europe that can ensure peace, liberty and prosperity for the next generation of Europeans. That is why we want Europe to remain competitive in the world – ideologically, politically and economically.
We, a group of business people, politicians and analysts, are convinced that in this age of globalisation, Europe needs to stand together. We need Europe to safeguard our liberal and democratic order. But we do not want a Europe that will smother individual liberties, national identities and economic development through bureaucracy and overregulation. The Europe we strive for appreciates that the diversity of its peoples and cultures are a source of strength.
United Europe’s most important goal is to strengthen Europe’s credibility. To foster the understanding among nations, it is essential that we win the younger generation over to our idea of a united, competitive and diverse Europe.
Over the next few years, Europe’s credibility will be tested on two fundamental issues: whether we can foster a common European identity, and whether we can transform Europe and the Euro back into an engine for growth. United Europe will intensively pursue these two issues through lectures, workshops, and conferences as well as in cooperation with think tanks from different EU countries.