CEPS Ideas Lab



CEPS Ideas Lab 2017 - Reconstructing the Union

​In the span of just three years, the CEPS Ideas Lab has grown to become one of the main events on the Brussels' calendar. With over 100 speakers, 2 plenaries, 33 sessions, 4 special evening sessions and 4 breakfast sessions the Ideas Lab 2017 promises once again to be a resounding success.

In this upcoming session, lively debates will take place with distinguished speakers such as: Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta; Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs; Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy; Heather Grabbe, Director of the Open Society European Policy Institute; Timothy Garton Ash, Professor, University of Oxford; Liz Kendall, MP, House of Commons; Nadia Calviño, Director General, DG Budget, European Commission; Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy Managing Director, EFSI; Nathalie Tocci, Deputy Director, IAI; Philippe Lamberts, MEPMarek Belka, former Governor of the Polish Central Bank; Myron Ebell, Director for International Environmental Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute; Giuliano Amato, judge at the Constitutional Court of Italy; and Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, former Ambassador of the US to the EU.

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CEPS Ideas Lab 2016 - An EU fit for purpose?

Held on the 25th and 26th of February 2016, the third annual CEPS Ideas Lab was once again an overwhelming success, an event unlike any other in the crowded Brussels' calendar. With over 100 speakers, more than 700 participants, and 52 nationalities represented, it managed to grow without losing its informal and inclusive nature.

CEPS Ideas Lab 2015 - More or less Europe?

More or less Europe? was the ambitious question that CEPS tabled at its second deas Lab, 26-27 February 2015, at which high-level decision-makers and shapers from 11 different policy domains shared their expertise on the many complex challenges facing Europe. Nearly 600 participants from 34 different countries contributed to the discussions.

CEPS Ideas Lab 2014 - Does Europe matter?

CEPS launched the first Ideas Lab on 3-4 April 2014, offering more than 500 participants the opportunity to engage in three sets of highly interactive debates across 10 thematic streams – the Labs. These 30 different debates were then merged in stages first into five so-called 'Face offs' and then finally into a  plenary session.