Europe has been pulled in many directions because of the many crises of the last 10 years, but the mood of EU leaders participating in a multitude of high-level panels in Davos on the future of the Union was one of cautious optimism.
“There is no room for complacency,” said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, stressing the need to bring the citizens on board and increase their confidence in the European project.
“We need to make them understand the added-value of the EU in delivering solutions for the major challenges facing the continent,” he added.
The list is long. From tackling migration, to strengthening the Eurozone, improving education so that it meets the needs of the labour market, to speeding up the industrial transformation to deliver on climate goals.