The twelve stars in Europe’s flag symbolize Europe’s unity in diversity. The Twelve Stars project starts a debate between citizens and practical philosophers from all over Europe to discuss proposals for the future of the European Union.
More than two dozen philosophers present their proposals. We invited you to challenge them: ask questions, criticise and discuss – in English, on the internet platform Change my View, in Summer 2019. Based on your contributions the authors revise their arguments and write up short essays which will be published in the run-up to the elections to the European Parliament in May 2019.
It is an exercise in “philosophy in practice”, in which thinkers who have a deep concern and connection to the European Project engage with European citizens.
The motivation behind Twelve Stars is that philosophical thinking and argumentation, when presented in an accessible way, can help in creating a constructive dialogue and in identifying common ground in controversial debates about the European Union.