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The Institute of European Democrats (IED), is a non-profit association based in Brussels. It is an innovative European political and cultural Research Institute that offers fresh political ideas as well as a strong and respected cultural background to the European Democratic Party (EDP) to which it is formally affiliated. It is steered by the Board of Directors and supported by a Scientific Committee.

In order to contribute to develop a political debate at the EU level, where alternative policies confront each other, the IED is organizing conferences and seminars where politicians, experts, EU and national officials, academics and others can discuss critically. In addition the IED regularly publishes Podcasts and Publications to enhance solutions for common policy challenges in Europe.

Latest Podcast

Is it too late to save biodiversity?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 2, No. 4 / 09.11.2021

Why is preserving biodiversity so relevant to our lives? Would living in a world without bumblebees be so critical? The basic idea behind biodiversity is interdependence: every element of the system is interconnected.

We must act now to preserve biodiversity, because our children probably won't have the same opportunity.

Find out more about the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 of the European Union; Listen to the lively discussion with Marco Gualtieri, the founder of Seeds&Chips, and Florence Wijsbroek, the president of the Balkans Sustainable Development Institute, on the occasion of the IED Conference on Biodiversity in San Marino (October 2021).

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