Francesco Rutelli

Institute of European Democrats

Executive Director

The Insitute of European Democrats (IED) is a non-profit association based in Brussels. It is an innovative European political and cultural research institute that offers fresh political ideas as well as a strong and respected cultural background to the European Democratic Party (EDP) to which it is formally affiliated. It is steered by the board of directors and supported by a scientific committee.

In order to contribute and develop a political debate at EU level, the IED is organising conferences and seminars where politicians, experts, EU and national officials, academics and others can discuss a variety of issues. In addition the IED regularly publishes podcasts and publications to enhance solutions for policy challenges in Europe.