Smart City, a new model of democratic life
San Marino, 30th Sept – 1st Oct 2014
Follow-up articles - Rising Populism and European Elections July 2014
New challenges for a new Parliament
Brussels, 8th July 2014
Facing Citizens' disillusionment with EU policies: the risk of abstention in European elections
Nikosia, 12th May 2014
The first European Elections after the adoption of Lisbon Treaty: Ensuring the Electoral Rights of Citizens in the EU
Research paper by Eli Hadzhieva
Next event: 21 November 2014
Importance du rôle de la Coopération Transfrontalière dans le processus européen d'intégration : Situation Actuelle et Perspectives d'Avenir, in cooperation with Sabino Arana Foundation, Hondarribia, 21 November 2014
In order to contribute to develop a political debate at the EU level, where alternative policies confront each other, the IED organized conferences and seminars where politicians, experts, EU and national officials, academics and others can discuss critically. The majority of our events are organised in the EU Member States instead of Brussels, in order to bring the European debate closer to the EU citizen.
Our Foundation hinges on Europe and democracy. Neither can stand without the other. Europe learnt democracy through its history and taught it to the world. Democracy is a fragile system which needs to be studied and thought through. For as a sagacious Asian said, “Studying without thought is labour lost; thought without study is perilous”. And this is why the Institute of European Democrats aims to serve Europe and democracy through study and thought.
Jean Claude Casanova, IED President