But during the first dome talk event on “How can the EU become more democratic,” it became evident that the current purpose of the EU is no longer so clear. A peacekeeping alliance, economic union and/or the creation of a confederation of states are only examples of possible formations. A unified vision of Europe does not exist today, which raises the questions vividly discussed under the dome: How much Europe do we actually need? What role does the nation state play? Is there a need for a European constitution? To what extent must citizens be involved?
The central aspect, however, which was repeatedly mentioned, was ultimately the identification with the EU and the connection of the different identities of the individual.