This paper is intended to provide a brief reflection on the contributions from the “Studentenforum 2020”, a cycle of lectures organised by "Villa Vigoni – German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue" and addressed to young generations.
During the lecture days, an attempt was made to answer the following question: "What holds us together? In search of Europe between geography, community of values and law". The research followed the three directions made explicit in the title.
Firstly, the strategies to “erect the European place” have been examined based on a few illustrative examples. Secondly, the architecture of the European home has been analysed in order to shed some light on whether the EU, in the face of common challenges, is motivated to act out of either mere self-interest or sincere solidarity. Lastly, the question of Europe’s role as a supranational body and a supervisory authority for the rule of law has been addressed.