EPPA as a bridge builder between business and governments, including EU institutions, sees it also as its responsibility to contribute to the innovation of public governance. The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which Europe finds itself and the economic and social challenges of a rapidly digitalising economy require deep thinking between stakeholders in order to re-invent democracy and to find new operational ways for the EU, whose original governance concepts, dating from the 1950s, have become dated.
Organisation and operations are in need of more fundamental reforms than hitherto realised, and the cooperation between member governments can also be innovated. This can only be achieved by constructive tripartite dialogue between stakeholders, a methodology which EPPA has much experience with. It therefore is one of the main sponsors of the Montesquieu Forum, which was set up at the University of Reading, Henley Business School (UK).