European Institutions & Policies
The institutional, political and economic dimensions of European integration have always been a key area of interest for ELIAMEP.
After the establishment of the Crisis Observatory, in January 2013, the economic dimension has been further enhanced.
ELIAMEP has participated in several research projects on EU institutional developments, enlargement, external and sectoral policies, presented in the following section.
The annual European Seminar is a key element in ELIAMEP’s efforts to promote high-level reflection and policy-oriented exchange regarding the prospects of European integration.
Moreover, ELIAMEP has been actively involved in the successive stages of the pan-European debate on the ‘New Pact for Europe’ project.
ELIAMEP’s European Seminars were launched in 2003. Initially organised in the context of the Halki International Seminars, the success of our European Seminars Series quickly led to their establishment as a separate annual/ biannual event. These high-level meetings have concentrated on Europe’s political and social challenges, the EU’s global role and its neighbourhood. They have brought together prominent experts, senior academics, key policy makers and top journalists from across Europe and abroad. Most of the Seminars have been organised with the support of the Jean Monnet Lifelong Learning Programme of DG Education & Culture, European Commission, but they have often been supported by leading institutions and think tanks, such as Bruegel and Bertelsmann Stiftung and have received the generous funding of private companies such as Aegean Airlines, the National Bank of Greece and others. They have been characterized a success story by the European Commission (2015) and have been covered by prime European media throughout the years.