Who We Are

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 Publication

The European added value of the Recovery and Resilience Facility

An assessment of the Austrian, Belgian and German plans

CEPS Publication

Low-carbon technologies and Russian imports

How far can recycling reduce the EU's raw materials dependency?

CEPS Publication

The EU’s Strategic Compass

A guide to reverse strategic shrinkage?

CEPS In Brief

Our In-briefs offer timely and succinct analysis of current events and opinion on the latest developments in Europe.

20 May 2022

Barely a week after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Georgia submitted its application to accede to the EU on 3 March,…

12 May 2022

The Conference on the Future of Europe is over. It actually went well, at least when only considering the participatory…

09 May 2022

This is the first Europe Day in a fundamentally changed world, with a new and completely different understanding of what…


Latest Publications

CEPS produces research papers and reports on current and upcoming policy challenges. Browse through the latest publications on the right or click to view all our publications.

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.


Rethinking the EU’s role in global governance – Key pathways from the TRIGGER project

TRIGGER final conference

CEPS & Online
Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium
  • Marco BRAMBILLA,
  • Clément PERARNAUD,
  • Kalypso NICOLAIDIS,
  • Alberto ALEMANNO,
  • Roberto VERGANTI,
  • Gaby UMBACH,
  • Nikos KASTRINOS,
  • Philine WARNKE,
  • Klaus JACOB,
  • Julia TEEBKEN,
  • Sara RONCO,
  • Vivien SCHMIDT

CEPS Ideas Lab 2022

Peace and prosperity for Europe: An impossible dream?

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Implementing the National Recovery and Resilience Plans

CEPS - CDP Policy workshop

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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.

09 Feb 2022 - 30 Jun 2022

Global corporate taxation

The OECD has been leading the efforts to reach international consensus on corporate taxation rules that are fit for purpose. In this context,…

01 Apr 2020 - 31 Mar 2024


C4U is a holistic interdisciplinary project addressing all the essential elements required for the optimal…

Understanding and Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World (JOINT)
Ongoing Project
01 Mar 2021 - 29 Feb 2024

Understanding and Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World (JOINT)

JOINT is a project aimed at assessing challenges to a more joined-up foreign and security…

Explore our Membership Services

The challenges facing Europe have never been so great … nor the stakes so high. Join CEPS and make a vital contribution to the debate.

Corporate Membership

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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Institutional Membership

CEPS offers its institutional membership to diplomatic missions and embassies, trade associations, NGOs, universities and regional offices.

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In lieu of membership, some organisations prefer to contribute to and participate in CEPS’ activities by awarding us an annual grant.

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