Dear colleagues, partners, and fellow democrats,
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to this publication, which gathers some of our best research which reveals our common steadfast commitment to the values that underpin the Institute of European Democrats. As the President of IED, I am honored to present the fruits of this collective efforts, as we are deeply grateful to all of our contributors, supporters, and the scientific community that has stood by our side.
At the very core of our foundation’s mission lies a fervent desire for sound political decisions, rooted in evidence and research, rather than driven by fleeting emotions or short-term gains. As the world face unprecedented challenges and become increasingly complex, our dedication to Humanism and Democracy remains unshaken.
Throughout the years, our foundation has had the privilege of working with a diverse array of researchers, ambassadors, elected officials and scholars, each hailing from various backgrounds and representing all the countries of Europe. This diversity is not only a source of strength but also a testimony of our commitment to inclusivity and openness. Unity in diversity.
In these pages, we reaffirm our dedication to forging strong bonds with the scientific community. You will find a QR code directing you to our full research.
We hope that this publication will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, academics, and citizens, fostering informed debates and responsible decision-making. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to every individual who has contributed to our foundation’s journey. Your dedication, expertise, and passion are the driving forces behind our engagement. Let us move forward keeping at heart our humanistic values, knowing that these principles of compassion, respect, and the inherent worth of every individual will continue to guide us on the path toward a united, strong, and more inclusive Europe.
Thank you for your support.
EU’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
Energy taxation and the need for reform
The European Green Deal: An opportunity across national borders
Democracy and ecological transition: Towards a holistic and citizens approach
THE EU: A SOVEREIGN POWER
The power of EU soft law
Towards a Dual Copernican and Sovereign Revolution?
European digital sovereignty
The case for limited European sovereignty
Current challenges for SMEs and regional banks in the European Union
Horst GISCHER / Bernhard HERZ
RESHAPING EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY
Cross-legitimacies between ideology and nation
Sara S. VELASCO