On 7th-8th July 2016 in Taipei there was held an international conference 2016 International Jean Monnet Conference Taipei - The Global Role of EU and East Asia: Implications for Taiwan-European Relations, in which IVO president Grigorij Mesežnikov took part. The conference was organized by the European Union Research Center / Jean Monnet Projects at National Chengchi University (Taipei) in cooperation with the Thomas More Institute, Paris (France), European Union Centre in Taiwan (Taipei) and Hugo Foundation of Culture and Education.
Participants from France, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Israel and Taiwan discussed the recent developments in the EU and their implications for the overall process of European integration and the EU's position in the world. Topics of discussion also included the situation in the region of East Asia and the EU's policy towards the countries of this region. Speaking at the conference Grigorij Mesežnikov touched the issue of how the supporters of European values response to the challenges that come with the rise of populist and extremist forces in some EU countries.
Conference Program (pdf)