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Europe's next stage


Organised by CEPS – one of Europe’s most independent and reputable think-tanks, Ideas Lab is the most high-profile annual event on policies of the European Union.

The aim of Ideas Lab is to provide a high-level intellectual forum for exchanges concerning the wide range of current and pressing issues faced by the EU. The discussions are open, insightful and impactful, with the active involvement of policymakers, researchers and representatives from industries and the civil society.

With over 200 confirmed speakers and more than 50 different sessions covering 13 different topics, Ideas Lab is one of the most comprehensive high-level policy events at the heart of Europe. This year’s conference, “Europe’s Next Stage,” will reflect on the von der Leyen’s first 100 days, Europe’s geopolitical role and the effects of the UK leaving the EU. Review our programme for the latest updates.

Key speakers include:

Charles Michel, President of the European Council
Ilze Juhanzone, Secretary General of the European Commission
Boris Vujcic, Governor of the National Bank of Croatia
Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Director, Taskforce for the relations with the UK
Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard Scholar
Suzi Barbosa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau
Rolf Einar Fife, Norwegian Ambassador to the EU
Ana Zacarias, Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs
Ivan Krastev, political scientist
Sophie in’t Veld, MEP


CEPS Ideas Lab is an invitation-only event – please ensure you have registered via your personalised link. Registration closes Monday 24th February.