European Institutions & Policies
The institutional, political, and economic dimensions of the European integration process are situated at the heart of ELIAMEP’s research programmes and activities.
Their main objectives are the production of new and scientifically grounded knowledge in the field as well as the contribution to the better and deeper understanding of the constant interactions that take place between member-states, EU institutional bodies, and civil society.
Research activities focus on intra-EU developments but also cover the international role of the EU in a rapidly evolving multipolar world. Besides research, ELIAMEP lays great emphasis on the proper communication and wide dissemination of views and positions related to various aspects of the integration process. By means of publications, public events, seminars, and other training activities, ELIAMEP contributes substantially to the domestic and European public dialogue on the present and future of Europe.
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.