Mission Statement

The European Democracy Lab is a think tank generating innovative ideas for Europe.

We promote the European common good beyond the nation state. The core issue of the Lab is to develop a transnational paradigm and explore alternative conceptions of the European polity. We connect research, advocacy and culture.


European Republic

The European Republic is a EUtopia (Greek εὖ "good" or "well" and τόπος "place") for a democratic future in Europe. The idea shifts the paradigm from the United States of Europe towards an entity devoted to the common good of the citizens.


Europe as political community must be founded on the principle of political equality for all European citizens. After peace and freedom, European democracy can only be achieved through equality.

Europe of Regions

“Nation is fiction, region is home.” The Lab encourages a model in which Europe’s diverse regions form the constitutive units of a European polity built around the European common good.

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Last events

Participants of the discussion

The European Democracy Lab and La République en Marche jointly organized the Berlin Round Table on Europe. The speakers Dr. Ulrike Guérot (European Democracy Lab), Daphne Büllesbach (European Alternatives) and Florian Günther (Stand up for Europe) discussed how Germany could be encouraged to play an active part in the EU reforms proposed by French president Emmanuel Macron.

In the media


Initium Media


Dans une tribune au « Monde », la politologue allemande Ulrike Guérot considère qu’après le scrutin catalan, le concept d’Etat-nation est dépassé. Le temps est venu de rénover les institutions du continent au profit d’une République européenne.

Le Monde


Wer bin ich und wenn ja wie viele ?... Qui suis-je, et si oui combien ? C'est le titre d'un best-seller allemand du philosophe David Richard Precht. Telle semble être la situation de l'Allemagne La crise institutionnelle actuelle est en réalité une crise de la représentation politique : la percée de l'AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) a secoué le paysage politique et a fait imploser le clivage droite-gauche, de manière assez semblable à la France.

Ouest France


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