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From the Convention to the IGC: Mapping Cross-National Views towards an EU-30 (CONVEU)

2002 - 2003
CONVEU -- a project supported by the European Commission as part of the PRINCE programme -- started in September 2002 and ended in June 2003. The project involved a network of eight institutes coordinated by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. Its aim was to analyse the decisive transition from the third and final phase of the Convention on the Future of Europe to the launching of the intergovernmental conference in 2003-2004. The CONVEU project included five seminars, each organized by three of the institutes participating in the CONVEU network; for each seminar a strategy paper was drafted. At the end of the project, a final report brought together the various subjects braced during the seminars. As part of the project, the IAI organised a seminar on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) in Rome on 4 and 5 April 2003, in collaboration with the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA). The IAI prepared the strategy paper and took care of the publication of the papers and the final report of the seminar on its web site. Furthermore, the IAI organised, in cooperation with the University of Maastricht and the SWP, a seminar on the reform of the EU Council held in Maastricht on 8 May 2003.