Who owns Europe? An examination of ownership across the EU

Partners involved: Mutuo

Ownership matters. Owners of businesses set their strategic direction, purpose and the terms of employment. Owners of land decide what should be done with it and who can access it. Owners of property decide how it is deployed and who can enjoy its benefits. These decisions have a profound impact on the rest of European economy and society. Too often when we try to understand who owns the assets on which we all rely, the beneficial owners are obscured and capital is controlled by owners whose interests are divergent from the citizenry at large.

This project aims to offer a thoughtful critique which ensures the benefits of ownership are not concentrated in the hands of the few. Policy should facilitate a fair ownership opportunity for all.

Publications related

A report due later in 2018

Events related

A series of seminars with national foundations is planned for the second half of 2018.