IED will organise in July an International Conference on "the European Union and the Mediterranean Region". The conference will take place in Brussels on the 8th of July, 2008.
I am especially pleased to introduce you the new website of the IED - Institute of European Democrats, a new and independent Research Institute based in Brussels.
Our intention was to create a flexible and efficient tool, containing information on the activities of our Institute. The website will be constantly updated with interesting news on the European political and social agenda; information, papers and documents on the IED programmes and research areas. My hope is that our site will help us to promote a better understanding of the core aspects of the European integration process and the main EU common policies.
The European Commission adopted on, May 20 its proposals for upgrading relations with its Mediterranean partners through the Barcelona Process within the framework of the new "Union for the Mediterranean" (UFM). Following the decision of the Spring European Council (13-14 March), the Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner recently presented the outline of the structures of the Barcelona Process.
A round table, organised by the Institute of European Democrats – IED, on the “European Union and the knowledge society” has been held in Brussels on Tuesday, May the 6th 2008.
This event launched the 2008 activities of the IED, that has as primary goal to promote a better understanding of the core aspects of the European integration process.