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Thinking ahead for Europe

Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, with an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.

CEPS Expert commentaries

Our expert commentaries offer timely and succinct analysis of current events and opinion on the key developments in Europe

31 May 2023

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s victory in last weekend’s presidential runoff is a huge disappointment for Turkey’s opposition. After their success in…

25 May 2023

75 years on from Israel’s creation, or in Palestinian terms the nakba (catastrophe), the Middle East finds itself mired in…

24 May 2023

The proposed Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) – one of three policy proposals constituting the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan, together…


CEPS Events

CEPS organises various types of events for its members and the public. Browse through the forthcoming events below or click on the button to view all our events.


Green and resilient construction: How to achieve 30-40% material efficiency in construction now

Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium
  • Stefan Schleicher,
  • Peter Flotzinger,
  • Marcella Saade,
  • Sebastian Spaun,
  • Zsolt Toth,
  • Katharina Knapton-Vierlich,
  • Rebecca Lamas

The Trade and Technology Council: Outcomes from the 4th TTC Ministerial and the way forward

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Shaping Asia-Europe pathways for human-centric and resilient digital connectivity


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CEPS Videos on YouTube

A selection of some of our latest videos. You can find more on our youtube channel.

Latest Projects & Task Forces

Through our project exchanges and collaborative Task Force work, we share our research and policy analysis and offer potential solutions for EU policymaking.

CEPS-SWP High-Level Group on bolstering EU Democracy
Ongoing Task Force
01 May 2023 - 30 Sep 2023

CEPS-SWP High-Level Group on bolstering EU Democracy

The EU has become increasingly democratic – not only with the introduction of direct elections to the European Parliament (EP)…

Black sea fLoating Offshore Wind (BLOW)
Ongoing Project
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Jan 2027

Black sea fLoating Offshore Wind (BLOW)

The  Horizon Europe project BLOW aims at unlocking the Black sea fLoating Offshore Wind potential,…

Augmenting participation, co-creation, trust and transparency in Deliberative Democracy at all scales (ORBIS)
Ongoing Project
01 Feb 2023 - 31 Jan 2026

Augmenting participation, co-creation, trust and transparency in Deliberative Democracy at all scales (ORBIS)

ORBIS addresses the disconnects between ambitious ideas and collective actions at a large socio-technical scale.…

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Designed for multinational corporations and other large and medium-sized companies, our corporate membership gives access to state-of-the-art research and participation in a dynamic forum for networking and exchanging ideas.

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