The Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) and Notre Europe joined forces to organise the seminar “Community Method: Evolution, Effectiveness and Legitimacy” which took place in Brussels on 28 February 2012 and which was attended by more than 100 decision-makers and experts.
This synthesis offers a synopsis of the discussions that are reported under the “Chatham House” rule. With a foreword by Jacques Delors, it also contains the keynote speech delivered by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso and the concluding remarks made by the President of Notre Europe, António Vitorino.
The seminar forms part of the debate on the Community method which Notre Europe has launched in 2011. In the light of the strategically important albeit apparently technical issues at stake, Notre Europe aims to pursue its reflection on the topic in the future.