Over the years ELIAMEP’s research has focused on institutional and political dimensions of the European integration process, which remains a key area of interest for the Foundation. After the creation of the Crisis Observatory, in January 2013, the economic dimension has been added as well. ELIAMEP has participated in several research projects on EU institutional developments, enlargement, external and sectoral policies, which are presented in the following section. Special reference should be made to the European Seminars, a central element in the Foundation’s efforts to enhance policy-thinking about the prospects of European integration. Also ELIAMEP was actively involved in successive phases of the ‘New Pact for Europe’ project.