In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Conference on the Future of Europe should be used to rethink and reform collectively Europe’s political, economic and social moxdels. If the EU does not take the lead now, others could step in to set their own standards and rules instead. COVID-19 has already prompted a dramatically different and previously inconceivable modus operandi for countries’ polities, placing whole nations, economies and cross-border relations on partial lockdown. In order to deal more quickly and effectively with challenges such as these, the EU and its member states should demonstrate the capacity for critical self-reflection and comprehensive renewal, when necessary. The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) should be used to this end. Read more here.