The EU lacks effective tools for managing its border and asylum regimes. Gil Thompson suggests this could be improved by putting people in charge who understand the politics behind the problem. Both Frontex and EASO need to be managed by people with proven political experience.
Linking in with the broader political debate on the Future of Europe and based on original research findings on European identity, Camille Dobler recommends giving more decision-making power to European citizens, in order to make EU citizenship more impactful and inclusive.
In order to counter accusations of judicial activism of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), and to improve its representativeness and transparency, Julien Bois identifies some reforms that do not imply treaty change.
Based on an original study on public opinion which finds that citizens are ambiguous, inconsistent and undecided, Joris Melman provides some recommendations for national governments in this first in a series of project policy briefs.
Camille Dobler has published a policy brief with the Egmont Institute on the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe.