The European-Atlantic Group is one of the most established interest groups associated with the UK Parliament. The Group is independent and non-partisan. Its focus is on the European and Atlantic dimension in international politics. Since 1954 the E-AG has brought world leaders, decision-makers and thinkers together to find new approaches to global problems. It has shed light on these topics in an independent, non-party political setting and ventilated them in a high level and challenging forum where differing opinions are heard out with respect. Experts and commentators and members of the public discuss with those at the helm of affairs how best to resolve issues of contention through rigorous debate. It aims inter alia to educate the public to enable them to make informed decisions about defining issues.