Born in rural France, far from international politics and 300km from the nearest border, I was not destined to feel a strong attachment to Europe. Then again, my city also gave birth to Jean Monnet, so you never know. It happened progressively, by Accident. A few months in the UK, some weeks in Spain, in Italy; not much, but enough to make Europe natural. I felt French, but the fact that we all belonged together was obvious. Fast forward ten years and I start working with international organisations; it took another five years before I decided to actively get involved in EU affairs. Since then, I have drafted a European Constitution , supported EU integration , worked for Volt and more recently launched my consultancy on European institutional affairs to provide decision-makers with reform proposals and best practices. An accidental love story. Click HERE to read policy insights from Louis Drounau.