ELIAMEP’s European Seminars were launched in 2003. Initially organised in the context of the Halki International Seminars, the success of our European Seminars Series quickly led to their establishment as a separate annual event. These annual high-level meetings have concentrated on Europe’s political and social challenges, the EU’s global role and its neighbourhood. They and have brought together experts, senior academics and policy makers from across Europe. Since 2006 they have been organised with the support of the Jean Monnet Lifelong Learning Programme of DG Education & Culture (European Commission).