If Women Ruled
10 women call for new voices in the European conversation.
The European Union wants to restart a debate on the future of Europe. But its efforts so far aren’t promising. European policy debates tend to be dominated by male voices. A recent task force set up by the European Commission to “do less more efficiently” is all-male, and on the national level, ego-driven politicians are more concerned with blaming Brussels for policies gone wrong than responding to its problems.
The Union needs an inclusive approach to tackling its problems. Only by including women and a diversity of opinions in its policy discussions can it break out of its current ideological and political rut. A group of senior female experts based in Brussels got together to brainstorm Europe’s future and came up with radically different solutions. Here are our proposals.