The European Information Association (EIA) held its 13th annual conference in April 2004. The EIA, the historic roots of which are dating back to the 1980's, was established in 1990 for the purpose of co-ordinating and improving the provision of European Union and related information services.The EIA provides the possibility for exchange of experience and good practices, represents the interests of information specialists to EU institutions and holds a number of specialised training courses. The main topic of the annual conference was the challenge faced by all EU information specialists in 2004: the enlargement of the Union and the possibility of a new Constitutional Treaty that bring about a fundamental change in European integration. The lectures and workshops of the conference dealt with different aspects of this change: the lectures presented the point of view of 'new' and 'old' Member States and two EU institutions, while the workshops tried to assist the participants in answering the information challenges
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.