CEPS Ideas Lab 2018: "Europe - Back on Track"

22 - 23 February 2018 / The Egg, Brussels


The Major Annual Event of Europe

Perhaps the most high-profile among our flagship events is the CEPS Ideas Lab, which brings together Europe’s top decision-makers and thinkers to discuss the most pressing issues confronting the EU. A total of 1,050 participants attended the 5th and latest edition comprising two plenaries and 48 different breakout sessions. “Europe - Back on Track” opened with a thoughtful and entertaining keynote address given by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, while several of his colleagues contributed to the debates, together with a number of prominent MEPs and national policy-makers. The Foreign Minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, brought the proceedings to an optimistic close alongside Lilyana Pavlova, the Bulgarian Minister for the EU Presidency. The final academic lecture was delivered by Ivan Krastev, about whom George Soros once said “few people question the conventional wisdom like [him]”.

Below is the report of our event.


Should you require more information, please contact us by email ideaslab@ceps.eu or by phone +32 (0) 2 229 39 11.