The Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies was founded in 1991 to promote the study of Europe and the European Union in research and teaching. The interdisciplinary nature of its approach was determined from the very beginning by its anchoring in three faculties: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law. While developments within the European Union are at the center of the institute's concerns, in the framework of its activities it has taken a wider perspective on Europe as well. The institute functions as the center, initiator, and coordinator of research projects conducted by its members. The results of these endeavors are made known to larger circles in Israel and abroad through international conferences and seminars, lecture series, and publications.