The present volume is based on the proceedings of a conference on "EU Integration and the Future of Southeastern Europe", which was organized by the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Athens on June, 1st, 2002. Following the three-session structure around three major topics: "EU-enlargement -export of stability or import of instability?"," The process of the stabilization and association agreements with the European Union status and perspectives" and "The new European architecture and the future of Southeastern Europe.
Taking the question of European integration as a context for the evolution of Southeastern Europe, they seek to provide a comprehensive presentation of current issues, while presenting the points of view of all actors involved.
A second level of analysis is provided by the experience acquired so far through regional developments and the process of "Europeanization" on a case-to-case, and on a country-to-country basis.