• April 2013 - April 2015

    NorthSeaGrid - Offshore Electricity Grid Implementation in the North Sea

    The objective of the NorthSeaGrid project was to outline the financial and regulatory barriers to implementation of an offshore grid in the North Sea. The project provides recommendations on how to remove these barriers based upon technical, regulatory & financial analysis of practical case studies.

  • March 2013 - February 2017

    Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MoPAct)

    Through scientific research, stakeholder engagement and dissemination, MoPAct advanced the knowledge base required in promoting the formulation and implementation of policies and initiatives that support a new paradigm of active and healthy ageing. The project engaged with a critical mass of researchers, policy-makers, civil society partners and practitioners as well as older people, with the aim of identifying products, practices, and policies that can turn life expectancy gains into an instrument that supports successful social and economic development. The multi-disciplinary team involved in the project aimed at targeting the following key challenges of ageing: i) the continuing longevity revolution; ii) a shrinking and ageing labour force; iii) the fiscal sustainability of pensions, welfare systems and health care; iv) the structural lag between changes in society and subsequent changes in societal institutions and attitudes; v) the rising need for long-term care; and vi) the changing social and political roles.

  • February 2013 - January 2017

    Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGRID)

    The InGRID project was funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration and involved 17 European partners. Referring to the EU2020-ambition of Inclusive Growth, the general objectives of InGRID were to integrate and to innovate existing, but distributed, European social sciences research infrastructures on ‘Poverty and Living Conditions’ and ‘Working Conditions and Vulnerability’ by providing transnational data access, organising mutual knowledge exchange activities and improving methods and tools for comparative research. This integration aimed at providing the related European scientific community with new and better opportunities to fulfil its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies for Inclusive Growth. In this regard, specific attention was paid to a better measurement of related state policies, to high-performance statistical quality management, and to dissemination/outreach activities with the broader stakeholder community-of-interest, including European politics, civil society and statistical system.

  • January 2013 - January 2015

    2013 CAP Reform Project

    POLITICAL ECONOMY AND CAP REFORM: CEPS is leading a research project on how a variety of political, economic, and institutional factors are influencing the decision-making on the current CAP reform discussions. One key factor is the co-decision rule which is applied for the first time to CAP decision-making and giving the EU Parliament a prominent role. Click here to view some of the ongoing working papers.

  • January 2013 - December 2015

    Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES MED)

    CES-MED is a programme financed by the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI), which is the main financial mechanism through which assistance is given to the European Neighbourhood Policy countries. ENPI has been operational since 1 January 2007 and is the main source of financing for the 17 partner countries (ten Mediterranean and six East European countries, plus Russia). It replaces earlier financing instruments including TACIS for the East and MEDA to the South and builds most directly on the MED-PACT programme.

    The Context

    Urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries:

  • January 2013 - December 2015

    Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal cHallenges and Innovative Policies (FLAGSHIP)

    FLAGSHIP is an FP7 project, funded by the European Commission (DG RESEARCH) under the “Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities” theme, with the aim of developing a “Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies”.

    The FLAGSHIP project thus aims at driving change, supporting the policy shift from adapting to changes through short-term policy responses, towards anticipating, welcoming and managing changes properly.

    The FLAGSHIP project brings together a multidisciplinary team with recognised records of excellence in qualitative, as well as in quantitative forward-looking analysis. FLAGSHIP partners have substantially contributed, individually and collectively, to previous advancements in the field of forward looking analysis and are therefore fully committed to “put FLA knowledge to work”, applying it to the formulation of policies that effectively address main challenges faced by the EU, and the world as a whole. The project is also supported by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of experts in policy analysis in the fields of economy, climate change, international governance and science and technology innovation.

  • January 2012 - December 2013

    SHARAKA Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in EU-GCC Relations


    Europe and the Gulf have a number of common interests, ranging from trade and finance, energy and climate change, to education, culture and communications. The European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remain committed to promoting these mutual interests and to reinforcing their cooperation. This two-year project proposal put forth by a consortium led by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) explores how to enhance understanding and cooperation between the EU and the GCC, focusing on the key strategic areas identified in the Joint Action Programme of 2010.

    The main goals of this project are:

  • October 2011 - September 2014

    Assessment of Policy Impacts on Sustainability in Europe (APRAISE)

    The aim of the APRAISE project (FP7) is to improve the decision basis for EU and national policy makers for selecting an efficient environmental policy mix leading to the transition towards a sustainable European society. APRAISE aims to provide policy makers with an improved understanding of the efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy of existing and potential environmental policies impacts and their interactions at both the European and Member State level.


  • August 2011 - July 2015

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Impact Assessments in Industry, ICT & Telecom and Research

    Provision of impact assessments on the EU’s industrial policy and application of new technologies, including measures relating in SMEs; issues related to research; telecommunication and information society and information communication technology.


  • August 2011 - August 2012

    Research on Fundamental Rights Issues at the EU and International Level

    CEPS has established an interdisciplinary consortium of 9 well-known organizations and 25 leading experts, covering all the thematic areas identified in the Multi-annual Framework and the Annual Work Programme 2011 (AWP) of the FRA, to jointly provide the FRA and the EIGE with data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues at the EU and international level.