Following on from the analysis of present and past crises, participants in the round table try to provide answers to a series of questions on the future of the Union. How can the EU be brought closer to its citizens? How can a structural solution be provided to the delicate problem of ratification of the treaties? What other crises might arise in the future? How might they be managed and prevented? How might fresh impetus be given to the European integration process in the aftermath of a crisis?