The IEP organises “Public Debates” on key topics of the current agenda of European politics. It invites distinguished speakers and other experts from academia, government and administration of member states and EU institutions to talk about challenges and perspectives of European integration. These issues are discussed in a forum where people interested in the development of European integration from academia, politics, media, pressure groups, embassies and non-governmental organisations meet. Through its Public Debates the IEP fulfils one of its major aims as think tank to promote the discourse on EU topics and encourage exchange between policy-makers, academics, journalists and citizens.
Public Debates – 2011
IEP Lunch Debate with H.E. Dr. József Czukor: “Priorities and Objectives of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union”
Ambassador Czukor described the first half of the year 2011 as a time of implementation, following a number of important political decisions, aiming i.e. at the stabilization of the European economy, made in the last months of 2010. The programme of …