The EU Policy Review is an anthology of publications curated by the European Liberal Forum (ELF) throughout the previous year. Topics explored range from international relations to technological advancements, from environmental concerns to cultural developments, and from combating misinformation to promoting the liberal policy agenda. The variety of subjects mirrors the multifaceted EU policy landscape of 2022.

During the year, political discourse was dominated by the ongoing pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine, external challenges, internal turmoil, how to involve Europeans in shaping the continent’s future and laying the legislative groundwork for the EU’s long-term transformation towards a digital, sustainable, and more equitable tomorrow. Each of these issues incites discussions and opposing viewpoints, both within the liberal family and in relation to its ideological rivals.

In this environment, ELF, as a think tank, seeks to offer liberal policymakers, specialists, and the general public a dependable source of innovative expertise. Our mission encompasses two key objectives: to deliver essential knowledge for addressing pressing concerns and to identify and highlight emerging issues and trends. Consequently, this analysis offers a glimpse into both current and forthcoming debates.

Our publications share the common threads of relevance, evidence-based evaluation, and a liberal perspective. By collaborating with academics and practitioners from all over Europe, we compile the most innovative ideas and meticulous research, presenting them in a manner that resonates with the real-world context and can be easily adopted by decision-makers.

In summary, the EU Policy Review offers an overview of ELF’s endeavours as a liberal think tank. It illustrates the present state of liberal discussions and tactics for melding the European initiative and liberalism as a whole. In doing so, we fulfil our liberal aspiration to actively shape the future rather than simply adapting to it as it unfolds.

2022 proved to be a remarkable and pivotal year, characterised by bold initiatives, daring endeavours, and the hurdles arising from the war in Ukraine, which put EU resilience and cohesion to the test. As we forge ahead into 2023, we remain steadfast in realising our vision for the future – a future that encompasses not only our projects and intellectual collaborations but also, most importantly, the future of Europe itself.

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