12 May 2017

Reconstructing the Union

Report of the 2017 CEPS Ideas Lab

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“Reconstructing the Union” was the ambitious but timely theme of CEPS’ fourth big forum for debate, the Ideas Lab, which was held in Brussels, 23-24 February 2017. Experts from 11 policy domains shared their insights on the many complex challenges facing Europe. A total of 834 participants attended the event over the two days. This report gives an overview of the insights gleaned from the many constructive discussions that took place during the Lab sessions, plenaries, prime talks and interactive debates.