EuropaNova was founded in 2003 on the initiative of Guillaume Klossa and Enrico Letta by young European workers wishing to accelerate the move towards an European public authority that would be democratic, economic and social, able to resist the crisis and the temptations of self-withdrawal, committed in favor of an equitable globalization that respects individuals, cultures and concerned by a sustainable development of the earth.
EuropaNova intends to simulate the debate of ideas on Europe by contributing to the public debate with concrete proposals, by informing and sensitizing citizens about European construction and its issues and by developing new generations of European citizens. Its actions aim to mobilize the broadest public via original and innovative actions promoting the general European interest, to invest for more equity, justice and responsibility for the next generations.
Currently presided by Denis Simonneau, the EuropaNova team is composed of young workers surrounded by more experienced advisors with an in-depth knowledge of European institutions and of different « involved parties ». EuropaNova wants to contribute to the necessary reinforcement of European spirit by implementing an ambitious action plan that aims to encourage the appropriation of the European project by citizens.
EuropaNova has been contributing to the debate since fifteen years. It has also been supporting major European events: European elections in 2004 and 2009, debate on the Constitution project in 2005, major national elections, French Presidency of the European Union, Lisbon Treaty, economic and financial crisis…
Following the French and Dutch « no » to 2005 referendum, Europanova committed to propose concrete ideas to contribute to a recovery of Europe from the crisis. It committed to re-found the European political project with a perspective of renewed innovation, humanism, solidarity and openness to the world. Europanova is thus the first organization to committed in favour of a new institutional treaty without referendum. It advocated with success for a mobility right for young people in Europe, resulting in the Education Culture Council of November 2008.
In 2011, Europanova launched a new phase of its development: “"40 under 40 - European Young Leaders". Its goal is to prepare the « Erasmus generation » (in partnership with the Belgian think tank Friends of Europe) to shoulder its responsibilities in tomorrow key European areas. Thereupon you can take a look at the call of a new active generation to another European project published in 2012 in several major European newspapers (Le Monde, La Stampa, Publico, Libre Belgique, El País).
You can find the synthesis of EuropaNova’s proposals about the following themes: