2014 was a busy and exciting year at the IIA. The Institute hosted a series of open events, including a seminar series in March 2014 focusing on Iceland and development cooperation. Furthermore the IIA hosted several larger seminars focusing on Iceland and EU related issues, including human rights, environmental policy, nationalism, small states and governance, and the Arctic. The IIA staff visited Brussels in order to prepare for the seminars and to identify speakers and possible collaborators. A new research network linked to research on European Studies is being developed in relation to the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence grant, which the Centre for Small State Studies received last year.