What do you want the future to look like? In which future would you like to live?

These are questions of high relevance for policy and they were at the heart of the Conference on the Future of Europe. This EU initiative has created a new space for debate with citizens on how to respond to the European Union’s challenges and to create the Union that its citizens collectively want for the future. However, beyond the formulation of many single wishes for the future, there is a need to structure these conversations and build coherent and comprehensive alternative futures that are achievable. This can then provide a constructive space for political debate in the EU in a long-term perspective. The #OurFutures – Stories for the Future of Europe initiative, coordinated by the Joint Research Centre, addresses this need beyond the end of the Conference on the Future of Europe. It offers a simple questionnaire an interactive multilingual platform able to cater to the 24 official languages of the European Union. It aims at collecting a large number of very short stories that express what participants would like to see in Europe of the future (2040), with their hopes, their uncertainties, and their ideas for a positive future. These stories, written by Europeans from all walks of life, remain anonymous.

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