Upcoming Events

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26th May 2021

The Future of Anglo-Irish Relations

Marking the IIEA’s 30th Anniversary, we are delighted to host a panel discussion exploring the future of Anglo-Irish relations, north-south and east-west.
26th May 2021

Peace in Ireland: Reflections on the Past and Future

To mark the IIEA’s 30th Anniversary, the IIEA is delighted to welcome Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, and Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister, for an in-conversation session on Northern Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations.
20th May 2021

The View from the Home Nations: Assessing the Scottish and Welsh Elections’ Impact on East-West and EU-UK Relations

Following the recent Scottish and Welsh elections, this blog assesses the future of East-West and EU-UK relations considering the return of both Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford to power.
19th May 2021

Brexit Brief 110

Issue 110 of the Brexit Brief assesses the latest developments in the new EU-UK relationship and notes the current state of play of Ireland-UK relations.
13th May 2021

Seeds and Saplings: The Path to the Good Friday Agreement

In this briefing, as part of the IIEA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Fergus Finlay examines the milestones along the way to reaching the historic Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

5th June 2020

EU27 Bulletin 25 May – 5 June 2020

The IIEA’s EU27 Bulletin brings you the key developments from across the EU institutions on a fortnightly basis. Each bulletin follows developments in the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, respectively. We also look ahead to what developments may emerge over the coming weeks.
5th June 2020

Sweden’s Values-Based Approach to Domestic and Foreign Policy

Minister Linde explored the Swedish response to the coronavirus pandemic, the implications of the crisis for gender equality issues, and the significance of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy.
29th May 2020

The COVID Crisis and Gender Equality

Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Evelyn Regner MEP, reflected on the particular impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women and on the longer-term gender equality issues the EU will face in its recovery.
25th May 2020

The German EU Presidency: Changing Priorities in Challenging Times

Michael Roth discussed the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and reflected on the twin goals of repairing the EU’s economy and strengthening solidarity between its Member States.

EU Affairs

3rd June 2021

The Untapped Potential of the Single Market for Irish Enterprise

This webinar, which is the first in the Europe is Our Future series, co-organised by the IIEA and Enterprise Ireland, explores the previously untapped opportunities for Irish businesses within the Single Market.
27th May 2021

‘State of the Union’ Address from Minister Simon Coveney to the IIEA

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, delivered a ‘State of the Union’ address to the IIEA on Thursday, 13 May 2021, in which he examined the state of the European Union as it recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.
26th May 2021

Europe in 2021: French Perspectives

The French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian and French Minister of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, offer a French perspective on the future direction of the European Union.
26th May 2021

The Role of Think Tanks in the Age of Misinformation

Marking the IIEA’s 30th Anniversary, the IIEA gathers heads of leading European think tanks to discuss the spread of misinformation on the era of so-called ‘fake news’ and the challenges this poses for policymakers, thinktanks and civil society.
18th May 2021

Porto 2021 – A New EU Social Commitment

This blog discusses the outcome of the EU Social Summit, which took place in Porto on 7 May 2021.