Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News March 2015

CEPS Ideas Lab 2015 - More or Less Europe?

Karel Lannoo
Chief Executive Officer

In its exploration of the question posed in the title, the 2nd CEPS Ideas Lab, February 26-27th, clearly demonstrated the need for more debate in Europe. Over 550 participants drawn from 34 countries discussed the several 'Unions' in various stages of formation, ranging from defence to energy, digital, and capital...

European societies face profound global changes over the coming decades that will alter the nature of work and employment and require pro-active and anticipatory policy responses. In the latest CEPS paperback book, entitled Green, Pink and Silver? The Future of Labour in Europe , we pinpoint key industries and groups...
This page presents the project “Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme” commissioned by the European Commission and conducted by a consortium led by CEPS. The two main outputs of the project are available here: Synthesis Report (also available on the European Commission's website) Executive Summary (also...
NETGREEN, short for ‘’Network for Green Economy Indicators’’, is an EU-funded project designed to facilitate the adoption of policies that will advance progress towards a green economy. The key output of the project will be an open access, interactive website ( ) providing information on indicators that can be...
Upcoming events
March 2015
Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30
March 2015
Tuesday 10:30 - 15:30

With innovation and investment taking centre stage in the new European Commission policy, this seminar will explore short-term and long-term issues for Europe’s telecommunications and digital industries. The seminar will comprise two sessions focusing on these two aspects.

Session 1: The Digital Single Market and Industry Requirements for Network and...

March 2015
Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30

Launch of a new CEPS Paperback

March 2015
Monday 13:15 - 14:30
March 2015
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30

Joint CEPS - ESF (European Services Forum) lunchtime meeting

Event Reports
The current bilateral relationship between Turkey and the European Union faces several new challenges and opportunities as characterised by Volkan Bozkir, Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator. Speaking at a CEPS membership meeting on February 12th, the Turkish official emphasised how becoming a member of the EU is...
On February 2nd, CEPS and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) co-organised a special roundtable with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, to explore channels of migration. The event coincided with the Special Rapporteur's visit to Brussels as part of a...
In light of the review of the European audiovisual media services Directive (AVMSD) planned for this year, CEPS partnered with the Media Policy Project at the London School of Economics to bring together policy-makers and researchers, at a CEPS Conference on February 5th, to discuss the future of audiovisual media...
Following the financial crisis we have seen a tidal wave of new EU regulation addressing corporate governance, but not only in the financial sector. More will also come in the area of company law for the ‘capital markets union’. As a result, the new European Commission faces important questions on...
Corporate Events
CEPS was delighted to welcome Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market, to a Corporate Breakfast on February 17th. In the informal debate, exclusively aimed at CEPS Corporate Members and moderated by Kerstin Born, Director for Corporate and External Relations, the Vice...
Staff activities
A discussion of the key policy priorities to guide the next policy agenda on EU migration took place in the first meeting of the European Migration Forum (EMF), held on January 26-27th in Brussels. The EMF, jointly organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, is...

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