Workshop „Der Wert Europas“ of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), 15 October 2013, Berlin

On 15 October 2013, Prof Dr Mathias Jopp and Dr Funda Tekin presented preliminary findings of the IEP study “Der Wert Europas” (“The value of Europe”) in a workshop with representatives from civil society organisations and journalists. In times of increasing EU scepticism, the study, which is financially supported by the Mercator Foundation, will present a fair assessment of the costs and benefits of European integration for EU citizens (in material and immaterial terms). The workshop aimed at bringing together advocates of the European integration project and EU researchers to discuss the findings of the study as well as ways and means to disseminate it. The initiative of the IEP to invite the civil society to a stake holder meeting and take their positions on different aspects of European integration into account was broadly welcomed.