Keeping Europeans together

Assessing the State of EU Cohesion

How strong is European cohesion? And have countries in crisis lost the cohesion that was built over time through EU membership? The EU Cohesion Monitor of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) gathers and structures data on the willingness and readiness of Europeans to act together from the years 2007 to 2014. But what stories from the EU member states are hidden behind this data? In the collected volume “Keeping Europeans Together – Assessing the State of EU Cohesion”, Josef Janning assembles perspectives from the 28 Member States. Contrary to expectations, the EU Cohesion Monitor found that overall cohesion increased between 2007 and 2014 despite shocks like the financial crisis. The 28 country profiles show that drivers of national engagement with the EU are dynamic and becoming increasingly varied, indicating that cohesion-building will be more complex in future.

Publication details

Publisher: Josef Janning Pages: 148 Release date: September 2016 Language: English