Odysseus member and part of the Odysseus coordination team, Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi,has contributed to the “Challenge Europe” published by the European Policy Centre (EPC): “Yes, we should! EU priorities for 2019-2024”.
The 24th issue of Challenge Europe delivers an alternative to those who cynically claim that European cooperation no longer works and should be abandoned. It argues instead that integration can still work, and that it is still the best answer to the many problems we are now facing. We want to remind people of the value of European cooperation and offer some suggestions on how we can continue to shape and improve the project now, so that we are better equipped to respond to the underlying political, socio-economic, and cultural insecurities plaguing Europe, and later down the line, to radically rethink the way we organise our societies.
Each of the 24 contributions in this volume, authored by renowned experts and practitioners in their respective fields, presents a set of concrete recommendations for the next EU leadership, both in terms of key priority areas – sustainable prosperity, values, migration and Schengen, and Europe’s place in the world – and on how the EU can use the instruments it already has at its disposal to act in a more effective, transparent, and decisive way.
Download the 24th Challenge Europe Publication here.