On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the future of Europe. It is the starting point for an honest and wideranging debate on the Union's future at 27. To further contribute to the discussion, the European Commission is putting forward a number of reflection papers on key topics that will define the coming years. This paper on harnessing globalisation is the second in the series. It aims to make a fair and evidence-based assessment of what globalisation means for Europe and Europeans.