Academics play a central role in the “My Europe” Initiative. Their knowledge serves as inspiration for students and encourages them to pursue the dream of European integration. Their future activism needs to be based on both a solid understanding of the past as well as a clear idea of the future. Academia provides the methodological basis and the obligatory depth of knowledge to not only encourage but also mentally enable students to participate in current debates. Therefore the initiative is always interested in establishing and maintaining relations with academic institutions to collectively facilitate knowledge transfer to Europe’s youth.