We want to encourage a genuine conversation between Europe’s politicians and the citizens they serve – and that means taking YOUR questions, comments and ideas directly to policy makers for them to respond.

From the start, we’ve taken a bottom-up approach, with the citizens very much in the driving seat of the debate, asking the questions they want answered and putting forward their opinions for the politicians to react. It’s also been a European debate, not just a national one; citizens and policy-makers from every country in the EU have joined in.

Since its launch in 2011, Debating Europe has interviewed more than 3,000 policy-makers and experts from across the national and political spectrum.

Each has agreed to answer some of the 200,000 comments sent in to us from citizens online, including from a growing 6+ million strong community since launching, and over 271,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. Debating Europe is an initiative of Friends of Europe. Read more about our other partners.

To further our growth, we’ve embarked on an expansion strategy based on the launch of multilingual versions of Debating Europe. The first new version launched in 2017 – DebatingEurope/DE. It is a German-language discussion platform modelled after Debating Europe, but aimed squarely at a German-speaking audience.


Adam Nyman
adam.nyman[at]debatingeurope.eu @nymanista

Caroline Will
Editor DebatingEurope/DE

Alessandra Cardaci
Project Manager

Lucien Leyh
Multimedia and Communications Executive

Axel Mueller
Project Assistant


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