The second meeting of the EU-funded Research Project on European Identities and European Modernities (IME) took place in Athens on 19-20 November 2009, hosted by ELIAMEP.

During the meeting, the consortium engaged with the state of the art concerning identities and modernity in Europe. Departing from this discussion, the research teams participating in IME moved to produce separate case studies, highlights from which are available in the IME Newsletter, Issue 1 (February 2010). Those reports, as well as their briefings are available from the IME website . For information on the research conducted by the ELIAMEP team on the case of Greece, as well as for the analytical case study, look here.

Moreover, Anna Triandafyllidou, (ELIAMEP), Atsuko Ichijo, (Kingston University), Bo Strath, (University of Helsinki) and Ayhan Kaya, (Bilgi University),  exchanged their views during the meeting on how Europe is defined and what Europe and the European Union mean in different contexts. This roundtable discussion entitled ‘Perceptions of Europe: European and Trancontinental Views’ is available at