Europe, which solidarity among its states are put to the test by several events (Greece is the recent example), hasn't yet entered calmer waters. Euro crisis, crisis in confidence happen simultaneously, but are two sides of the same coin.
No one can be trusted anymore, a lot of people think in private.
Russia embarks on a strategy to let everyone know it's a military and political power again, is very tactical with Europe. And the hope in the USA as guarantor of freedom is being shaken since discussing, Europe's citizens have been potentially targeted by intelligence surveillance.
"What to do?", some people are asking. There are others who say that a return to Europe's own strengths is the answer. If so, what is a future basis of awareness? A common moral bound? The political citizen who believes in Europe's common good?
How can those things like "-isms" (islamism, fundamentalism etc.) be tackled if there is no reassurance of the common ground for the use of democratic rights and obligations - say: values of a free society that enables to live together and diminishes centrifugal forces that drift Europe apart.
For example, three out of four Germans are not interested in democracy. Especially, the mayority of the younger generation turned their back on such things like parliamentary debates.
It's clear. The biggest challenge comes from within - a challenge that is to build a new basis, in which all people find themselves in.