OpenEUdebate is Jean Monnet network composed of academic institutions (UAM, ULB, VUB, SNSPA) and of academic institutions and experts in EU politics and policies (Agenda Pública) co-financed by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). This network bridges academic and practical knowledge on EU policies to create a transnational bottom up dialogue on the EU. We intend to match EU’s policies with politics at the national level through a platform connecting the debate in the EU institutions and transnational civil society platforms with national publics by connecting existing knowledge on EU issues with the growing demand for evidence-based debates. The network works with opinion leaders, think tanks, academics and civil society organisations of all political tendencies who share the need to connect analysis and policy to renew public debate on Europe in different member states.