On 7-8 November 2013, in Berlin, a consortium composed of four leading think tanks, IAI, CIDOB, ELIAMEP, DGAP and one foundation, Stiftung Mercator, hosted an interactive and innovative political seminar inviting 35 carefully scouted members of parliaments, caucus leaders and representatives of social movements to discuss possible avenues towards the construction of a new European consensus. Participants found room to express their disillusionment with the current model of EU governance and were encouraged to channel their dissatisfaction into a positive debate and exchange of ideas. After discovering shared hopes and fears and voicing common concerns, the group put forward, debated and elaborated a number of initiatives to breathe new life into the European integration project.
Proceedings of the political seminar "Beyond Austerity and Growth: Emerging and Established Voices for a Shared Prosperity Project in Europe", held in Berlin on 7-8 November 2013 within the project "New Voices in the European Debate", coordinated by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP), Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Stiftung Mercator.
1. The project
2. An innovative approach for a new process of consensus building
3. Shared hopes and fears
4. Emerging themes and common concerns
5. What next? Moving towards concrete proposals and initiatives
Social economic democracy
The "Building Bridges" Initiative
6. Alter European Platform