‘Diversity’, ‘unity’, ‘freedom and privilege’, ‘opportunity’, and ‘huge experiment’ – this is what the EU means to participants of the Second Transnational Reflection Group Meeting that took place in Bratislava on the 12-13 September 2019. Four months after the European Parliament elections 23 young leaders from 9 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Poland and Slovakia) gathered in Bratislava for discussions on EU citizens’ engagement. Together with 3 partners’ representatives, 4 distinguished speakers and 6 GLOBSEC Policy Institute research fellows, they spent two days identifying concerns and formulating recommendations for EU policymakers on how to close the gap between the EU and her citizens, using .slido to ask and answer questions throughout the event. Their points and proposals will form a Policy Brief to be shared through the networks of our project partners and the young leaders; they will also form the last piece for EUact project final report to be presented to key EU experts and representatives this November.