">Brussels , 30 November - 1 December 2004
European Commission - DG EAC/Jean Monnet Project
Charlemagne Building Rooms S3 and S1
The Jean Monnet Action includes a network of 1800 Jean Monnet professors in European integration at Universities of 55 countries. One of the tasks of the Jean Monnet Action is to promote the dialogue between academics, policy-makers and civil society to debate topics of current political importance. For this purpose, the Jean Monnet Action organises every two years a major policy Conference in cooperation with the European Community Studies Association (ECSA)-World. ECSA-World is the global framework covering 50 national associations of professors and researchers in European integration, representing countries across the five continents.
The relevance of the Jean Monnet Action´s reflection activities has been recognised on multiple occasions. For instance, the Jean Monnet Conferences on the "Dialogue between Peoples and Cultures" have been translated into several concrete Commission initiatives and communications on such themes as the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and the EU´s Neighbourhood Policy.
The ECSA World conferences are unique fora bringing together academics and researchers from all over the world specialised in the field of European integration. More than 400 academics and researchers have taken part in previous ECSA World conferences, which covered important topics on the EU agenda, including the Euro (1998), the EU enlargement (2000) and the Peace, Security and Stability (2002).
The next ECSA World Conference will take place at an important time for the European Union. The EU, confronted with numerous challenges on the international political scene, needs to develop and implement an effective common foreign policy. The EU´s role and capacity to act in the face of new emerging world orders will be at the heart of the conference´s discussions. The issues addressed at the conference will focus on global economic governance and human development, globalisation and the role of international law, as well as the EU as a model for a rule-based world order.
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