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Policy priorities of the Bratislava, Rome and Sibiu Declarations

Policy priorities of the Bratislava, Rome and Sibiu Declarations

Policy priorities of the Bratislava, Rome and Sibiu Declarations

Figure 3 provides an overview of the policy priorities identified by the Bratislava, Rome and Sibiu Declarations. It shows that there is substantive convergence on key policy priorities for the EU, but that there are important variations in how they are clustered in the three different documents.
The Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap introduced three clusters of policy priorities: 1) migration, 2) security (internal and external), and 3) economic and social development, including youth. The Rome Declaration and Agenda maintained the Bratislava policy priorities, but grouped them slightly differently, in four clusters. A possible explanation resides in the different nature of the two documents. The Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap were intended as a short-term operational tool allowing to kick-start the reform process and facilitate a reflection on the future of the EU, whilst the Rome Declaration and agenda provided a long-term strategic vision for the EU. Similarly to the Rome Declaration, the Sibiu Declaration provided a renewed long-term vision, with policy priorities falling under the same four clusters as those identified in Rome.

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