Considering the critical developments of the European Union, our project NEXT EUROPE addresses the direction in which Europe develops. On 6th July a working session on the project took place at the Center for Applied Policy Research in Munich (C.A.P.). The participants, Prof. Dr. Werner Weidenfeld (Director C.A.P), Prof. Dr. Felix Unger (President European Academy of Sciences and Arts), Prof. Dr. Klaus Gretschmann (President CATE, former Director-General of the Council of the EU), Eva Feldmann-Wojtachnia (Europe Excellence College C.A.P.), Ludwig Schulz (Programme Coordination C.A.P.) and Franziska Huber (Project Coordination, European Academy of Sciences and Arts) discussed strategic measures for the project’s further development.