EBA’s activity demonstrates the capabilities and power of professional partnership. The year 2000 saw the beginning and the foundation of EBA with the signing of the memorandum of cooperation and join support with EMRC (Belgium), ICIE (Russia), The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and many other influential international organisations. Since its beginning Europe Business Assembly has awarded companies, academics and individuals for achievement in various fields at The Socrates Award Ceremony. The Socrates Award Ceremony takes place at each Europe Business Assembly Event. These awards include, ‘The Queen Victoria Commemorative Medal’ given for irreproachable reputation and aspiration for perfection in business, education and social spheres. Awardees received the award for maintaining and promoting a high standard of humanitarian ethics in business, education and social spheres. The European Quality Award given to companies who have continually strived to achieve high quality in accordance to European Standard. The Best Enterprise Award and the Manager of the Year Medal is given to businesses who have achieved great success in the growth of their company alongside the implementation of best practice in the fields of environment, employment and management. The Socrates Award, for the highest standard of best practice either in business and educational institutions. The United Europe Award for the implementation of excellent best trade policy which promotes the breakdown of international barriers in business. And, The Name in Science Award highlighting individuals who contribute to the evolution of world science transforming and solving global issues.
In 2001, EBA hosted its first conferences in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Neiredhaza, Hungary and Odessa, Ukraine. 2002 saw further expansion with the first Euromarket Forum held in Brussels, Belgium. The first International Meeting was held in Valletta, Malta and an additional event the Euromarket forum was held in Ukraine entitled ‘Ukraine – EU Strategy for Entering the New World Market’ hosted in Kiev. In 2004, The Europe Business Assembly began its annual gatherings in Oxford. More than 6000 delegates from 56 countries have now taken part in these summits. The event is still ongoing and looks to challenge and highlight the global academic community’s capabilities to provide innovative solutions to improve and upgrade the technological tools and educational ideas. It also aims to further enhance and advance scientific studies and promote academic achievements. However, this is only a small part of what has been gained through the Oxford event. Nowadays, the Oxford Summit of Leaders creates both academic and business ties to bridge the gap between the various fields which are included in the two categories respectively. The event has allowed a vast number of businesses and educational networks to begin and flourish through networking sessions, key note speakers and exhibitions. The Oxford Summit of Leaders prides itself on the dynamic participation of leaders, respected dignitaries and international personalities including; Lord John Digby, Sirs Richard Needham and John Michael Middlecott Banham, Lord Mayors of Oxford Bryan Keen, Robert John Price, Jim Campbell and Elise Benjamin. Since this time, the Summit of Leaders has now become truly international with events in London, Vienna, Barcelona and Dublin as mentioned below. 2005 was again host to numerous conferences. It began with the EuroEducation conference held in Oxford and there was also the additional business meeting in London ‘Investing in Europe’.
2006 saw the formation of the Club of Rectors of Europe (CRE