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As the only think tank in Europe covering nearly all EU policy areas, CEPS is in a unique position to provide a 360-degree viewpoint on any policy proposal and we are also able to identify potential synergies and cross-cutting implications. This is much appreciated by all our members.

At CEPS we rely on a broad and stable membership base to support our mission and to serve as a crucial sounding board to test the feasibility of our policy recommendations. CEPS declines any donation that would alter its commitment to complete independence to set its own research priorities.

By joining CEPS, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with EU decision-makers in a variety of settings, both formal and informal, to contribute your views to the policymaking process, to join informed and balanced debates on European affairs, hear independent views and gain insights on political issues and legislative proposals.


Gain access to the individual briefings by CEPS research fellows to understand better the latest policy implications from past present and future. Learn and exchange views over the most important EU policy developments by being part of the CEPS Task Forces,  Summer School, and CEPS Ideas Lab. Expand the visibility of your organisation by engaging with the CEPS network. CEPS hosts regular gatherings of its corporate and institutional members representing industry, regulators, institutions, associations, and academia.
Discuss current affairs with various stakeholders while enjoying free access to CEPS lunchtime meetings and corporate breakfasts. Most of our meetings are web streamed as a part of the membership package. Receive a weekly member newsletter for important updates on research and publications. Be among the first to learn about the latest policy developments. Use a neutral platform to co-host special events with CEPS, ensuring a well-informed and balanced discussion. Opportunity to commission independent research on a topic of joint interest

Corporate Membership

Designed for international institutions, 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. Corporations join CEPS with the aim of promoting an informed and balanced debate on European affairs, obtaining independent insights into the debate on various political issues and advancing the debate by providing input themselves.

CEPS also offers a higher level Inner Circle Membership to corporate members who choose to become more deeply involved in our research programmes and debates and engage in discussion about their policy interests with our network of experts. More information upon request.

The basic CEPS Corporate Membership fee is €15,000 per annum (+21% VAT if applicable). Reduced fees apply to smaller corporations.
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Institutional Membership

CEPS offers its institutional membership to diplomatic missions and embassies, trade associations, NGOs, universities and regional offices. For these members, CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, drawing on its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. CEPS’ institutional members receive a steady flow of informed and stimulating policy analysis and are given regular opportunities to make their views known to high-level Brussels insiders.

Fees range from €750 to €2,500 (+VAT if applicable), depending on the size of the organisation, to be agreed upon.

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Individual Membership

CEPS designed an Individual Membership category for individual academics, politicians, government officials and retired executives.

Individual Membership fee is €250 (+21% VAT).

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Become a Grant giver

In lieu of membership, CEPS has established a dedicated foundation that receives support from a number of national central banks and financial associations. This support is dedicated entirely to financing economic and financial market research at CEPS. Central banks preferring to support CEPS via such a grant also have access to most of the benefits mentioned above.

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Membership Guidelines

CEPS values its independence and research integrity. Members – whatever the category – do not influence our research outcomes, our projects, or our governance structure and procedures. For more information about this, please refer to our Integrity Statement.

Membership is automatically renewed unless notification is given three months prior to the end date. In the event that CEPS increases its membership fees, it will inform the member one month before the three-month period, i.e. four months before the end date.