08 Jun 2021

CEPS Ideas Lab 2021

Seeking ImmUnity: Europe in a post-Covid World


This year, we brought you for the very first time a fully digital Ideas Lab experience! For this 8th edition, “Seeking ImmUnity: Europe in a post-Covid World”, our team of researchers and leading experts covered five themes over five days from the European Green Deal to Europe’s industrial future and the economic recovery.

The +100 speakers included Nobel Laureates of Economics Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence, Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioners Elisa Ferreira and Nicolas Schmidt, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon, Indian economist Jayati Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow Kishore Mahbubani, and many more.

And for the first time at Ideas Lab, 30 Young Thinkers representing 25 different nationalities from 5 continents took part in a joint foresight exercise all week-long, where they presented scenarios on the future of Europe and discussed citizens engagement.

WATCH our livestreamed sessions on Youtube and take a look at the conversation that went on Twitter during the 5 days of #CEPSlab21

Towards a European Health Union
The pandemic and the economic crisis: A global agenda for urgent action

The future of global climate change policies
Low-carbon markets: Green and also free?

Europe’s industrial strategy

Avoiding a lost generation for Europe
Building a social safety-net for the post-Covid EU
Fiscal Stimulus: Lessons from the US to the EU?

CEPS Ideas Lab Young Thinkers Initiative – Over to Youth: New Voices for a Post-Covid Europe
Europe’s Strategic Autonomy: still a vegetarian in a world of carnivores?
EU-Med-Africa relations: a new start?

THANK YOU to our sponsors & partners for having made #CEPSlab21 possible and for supporting this first digital edition!


Watch our round-up video of this year’s edition of Ideas Lab