CEPS Summer School 2019

Economic and Financial Issues in the European Union


Applications deadline: Sunday, 21 July 2019

Course overview

The CEPS Summer School offers a truly European  setting in which participants can deepen their understanding of key EU policy issues. This year’s course will cover selected issues on economic policy and financial governance, focusing on the rationale and the interests underpinning the ongoing policy debate, the market mechanisms at work and upcoming challenges.  Potential shifts in current policies induced by the new composition of the European Parliament and the new leadership of the Commission will also be debated.

The CEPS Summer School stretches over 6 days. Each day will offer frontal lectures and technical seminars, led by our in-house experts, and complemented by seminars and discussions with EU policymakers and visits to the EU institutions. Teaching is accompanied by group interactions aiming to upgrade knowledge and skills by sharing views and expertise and by addressing real-life policy issues. This will make the course inspiring and fun.

Topics Covered

  • Economic and financial governance of the EU: the institutional framework
  • EMU economic issues: ECB monetary policy and sovereign debt sustainability
  • The Banking Union: how institutions work in practice
  • Developments in EU financial markets: CMU, financial integration, digital transformation in financial services
  • EU upcoming economic challenges: the global economic context, internal economic challenges, new Commission’s priorities

Why should you participate?

As a renowned independent think-tank with world-class researchers covering all policy areas of the EU, CEPS endeavours to strengthen the quality of policy debates through the deepening of the knowledge about EU governance and policies in the Member States, in the private and public sector as well as in academia. The week-long programme is both intellectually stimulating and challenging.

Who should apply?

The course is addressed to participants interested in gaining a full picture of the key EU economic and financial issues and in understanding how they can be tackled by EU policies, given the exiting governance architecture, the interests of member states and the global context. A select group of participants will be chosen from all applicants, who include:

  • EU officials
  • Officials from central banks
  • Officials from national governments (national and local)
  • Private sector practitioners
  • Scholars

Requisite qualification

Completion of a Master degree in economics, finance, law or political science.

Dates: Monday, 2 September 2019 to Saturday, 7 September 2019

Venue: CEPS, 1 Place du Congrés, Brussels


  • Standard rate: €2,000
  • CEPS Member rate (CEPS Corporate, Institutional** and Individual Members): €1,200
  • PhD Students, Scholars, EU officials: €600

*All prices exclude VAT. Fees include all teaching and lunch from Monday to Saturday. The fees do not include travel costs or accommodation.
** Member rate applies to national governments and central banks whose permanent representations are institutional members of CEPS.

Scientific Coordinator: Cinzia Alcidi, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Economic Policy Unit, CEPS

Contact cepsacademy@ext.ceps.eu for more information.