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REFLECTION GROUPS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

In order to monitor the process of community integration from a multidisciplinary perspective, the Royal University Institute of European Studies of the CEU San Pablo University set up a Reflection Group in 2003. Originally, this group was intended to advise the representatives of the Spanish Parliament, both from the Popular Party and the Socialist Party, during the negotiations of the European Convention that worked on the drafting of the Constitutional Treaty.

Due to the success of the project, once the Convention was over, it was decided to hold this monthly seminar which has continued ever since.

This group brings together on a monthly basis a representation of the political groups, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors of the Member States, as well as a group of teachers, experts and researchers. At these closed meetings, the members of the group discuss the most topical issues in the European debate.