Call for Contributions – Special Edition College of Europe Policy Brief Series – Conference on the Future of Europe

On 9 May 2021 the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) kicked off a broad debate among European citizens on how they imagine the future of the European Union. To contribute to these debates, the College of Europe launches CEPOB-CoFoE, a temporary special series of its College of Europe Policy Briefs (CEPOB).

The CEPOB-CoFoE series aims to gather evidence-based contributions from within and beyond the College community on the Conference’s key subject areas: climate change and the environment; health; a stronger and fairer economy; social justice and jobs; the EU in the world; values and rights, rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; and education, culture, youth and sport. 

The series will run from May 2021 until the conclusion of the Conference in 2022. 

What is a CEPOB-CoFoE?

A College of Europe Policy Brief in this special series will address a topical policy challenge related to the discussions of the Conference on the Future of Europe. It combines an analysis of this challenge with ideas on the policy choices the Conference faces in view of improving how the European Union handles this challenge in the future. A CEPOB-CoFoE typically does not exceed 3000 words in length.

Submitting a proposal

The editors of the CEPOB series invite your contribution to the series.

Proposals from both scholars and practitioners and from any social sciences discipline will be considered if they offer an original, evidence-based and clearly articulated contribution to one or more of the themes debated by the Conference on the Future of Europe. The policy brief can be written in English or French.

To submit or discuss your proposal, or request further information as well as a style guide, please send an e-mail to:

What happens with your proposal?

Any submission that is deemed suitable for the series will be reviewed as soon as possible with the objective of publishing it, pending a favourable review, within a few weeks after its submission.

A published CEPOB-CoFoE will be disseminated and promoted thoroughly within and beyond the College of Europe’s community through a variety of communication channels.