On 25-26 May 2010, the European Commission organised in cooperation with ECSA-World the annual Global Jean Monnet Conference ‘The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon’. High-level Commission representatives, Members of the European Parliament, prominent Jean Monnet professors and high-level intellectuals from different continents met to examine the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on the European Union.

The Conference included four sessions: 1) Institutional Balance and Inter-Institutional Cooperation, 2) Fundamental Rights and EU Citizenship, 3) The New EU Framework for Confronting Global Economic and Environmental Challenges, 4) The EU as an International Political and Security Actor.

ELIAMEP President of the Board of Directors, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, was the chairperson in the third session. Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and Mr. Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament were the keynote speakers. The programme of participants included, among others, Mrs Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth and Mr. Karel De Gucht, Commissioner for Trade.

The Conference took place in the European Parliament building in Brussels on 25-26 May.

See the programme.