Sounio 2008 – The EU and its Neighbours: In Search of New Forms of Partnership

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Bertelsmann Foundation jointly organized a conference on “The EU and its Neighbours: In Search of New Forms of Partnership“. At a critical juncture, 45 leading thinkers, policy-makers and journalists brainstormed on the future relationship between the EU and its eastern and southern neighbours. The participants from numerous European and non-European countries (1) discussed the expectations of both the EU and its neighbours, (2) analysed the current state of the EU’s neighbourhood policy, (3) explored the potentials of the new Union for the Mediterranean, (4) looked into the cooperation potentials in the fields of agriculture, education, energy, and migration, and (5) finally, sketched possible alternatives between full membership and non-membership.


You can find the programme here.

List of Participants

Yan find the list of participants here.