Initiative for Europe – Macron’s plan to relaunch European Union

September 26, 2017 in Paris, France.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on the European Union at the amphitheater of the Sorbonne University on September 26, 2017 in Paris.

He has laid out a plan to relaunch the European Union, calling for greater harmonization in key policy areas.

3 proposals for re-shaping Europe:

1. Strenghthening the French-german engine with a review of the Elysée Treaty showing renewed common ambition.

2. Creating a larger Erasmus student-exchange project : « We need to step up exchanges, so that all young Europeans spend at least six months in another European country (50% of each age group by 2024), and all students speak two European languages by 2024 »

3. Creating « European Universities: networks of universities that enable students to study abroad and attend classes in at least two languages ».


Download all the proposals in French or in English.

Replay of Macron’s speech on Facebook or Twitter.