In this the fiftieth anniversary year of the European Union, the 6th Paris Forum will bring together on 10 to 12 February at Unesco's Paris headquarters eminent politicians and commentators to discuss the topic Which Europe for which Europeans?''.

The European Investment Bank, which since its creation has been supporting the construction of Europe, will of course take part in these two and a half days of debates, sharing its experience of the modernisation of Europe's economy and presenting its analysis of the challenges that the 27-member Union must now take up.

EIB Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive will take the floor in the plenary session of 11 February at 4 p.m. He will take stock of 50 years of economic integration from the EIB's perspective, then engage in debate with Charles Milhaud, CEO of the Caisse d'Epargne Group, Pekin Baran, Vice-President of Turkey's Association of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Mario Monti, former Vice-President of the European Commission and President of Milan's Bocconi University, and Jacques Attali, President of PlaNet Finance.

Although the Paris Forum had to be given a topical theme in 2007, it is primarily a think-tank and arena for discussion dedicated to Euro-Mediterranean affairs. The Paris Forum's programme and blog are available on its website: