Since 1979, the political and institutional relevance of the European Parliament has progressively and decisively grown. In the last decades, the EP managed to establish itself as a keystone of the European Union’s policy-making process, increasingly acquiring legislative, supervisory, and budgetary responsibilities. The FMA together with the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and the European University Institute (EUI), organised two High-level events focussed on this remarkable anniversary of democracy.