• January 2010 - December 2013

    Integrated Training Programme for Analysis, Assessment and Advice on EU External Action and its Institutional Architecture (EXACT)

    This Marie Curie Initial Training Network EXACT is an EU wide Ph.D. and professional training programme for 12 young researchers, academics and professionals in the field of EU External Action funded by the European Commission. It provides the opportunity to realise an individual research project leading to a double Ph.D. ("co-tutelle") issued by two universities. It started in October 2010 for a period of three years including local and network-wide activities provided by the partner institutions of the network. CEPS is one of the partners in the project; in total 6 of the 12 researchers conduct their research stays at CEPS during the duration of the project.


  • January 2010 - September 2013

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Foreign Policy with a focus on trade policy

    CEPS is a member of consortium led by LSE Enterprise and which also includes University of Maastricht, University of Parma, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Trinity College Dublin. As part of this contract CEPS has contributed to a study on EU-Korea FTA.


  • European Dialogue

    A new initiative by the “Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations” (IDDRI), the Centre for European and Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) will take up the challenge to discuss with key policymakers and selected stakeholders the costs and benefits of pursuing the EU ‘climate leadership’ with a particular view to designing both politically and economically viable mid- and long-term strategies. The “European Dialogue” will focus particularly on removing barriers and overcoming obstacles towards more stringent targets and thereby allow the EU to continue leadership. Key obstacles that the Dialogue will address are other policies to complement the carbon price and to address non-ETS sectors, intra-EU equity concerns especially in relationship to the new EU member states (EU-12), international finance and technology. The top level in governments, parliaments, industries, financial institutions or academic will be able to closely interact and bring together their valuable knowledge and experience for the concretisation of the EU climate and energy policy.


  • January 2010 - October 2011

    Migration and Asylum in Europe and EU-Canada Relations

    This project studies EU-Canada cooperation on migration and asylum policies. It aims at providing a better understanding of the conceptual, political, sociological and legal elements and dilemmas characterizing the development of common European public responses around these issues, and their implications for the relationship between liberty and security in EU-Canada relations. The project aims at bringing together a network of universities and academics from Canada and Europe in order to jointly examine the ongoing transformations affecting these policies and reflect about the development of more comprehensive framework of cooperation from the perspective of human rights and policy coherency.


  • January 2010 - March 2010

    Analysis of EU-Japan Economic Relationship

    This research examined the limits of the status quo and carried out an empirical analysis of the cost-benefits of a EU-Japan enhanced economic agreement for the EU27 and looked at the impact of the EU-Korea FTA on EU-Japan trade relations.


  • Potential and Promotion of a New Generation of Renewable Technologies

    As part of a framework contract to provide external expertise on energy and climate change policy, this study provided background information and advice for the European Parliament ITRE Committee on measures and actions to be undertaken in the field of new renewable technologies. It assessed the ripeness of new renewable technologies and their deployment potentials, moreover markets and industry structures as well as barriers were analysed. The policy assessment and recommendations focus on the coherence, effectiveness and efficiency of the current European financing frameworks and the energy regulatory policy. Furthermore, the SET-Plan’s strengths and weaknesses were examined. The study addressed Renewable energy sources and technologies on a broad range: Off-shore wind; photovoltaics, concentrated solar power and bio-energy for production of heating, electricity and next-generation of biofuels, Ocean current, wave and tidal energy and geothermal energy were also included.


  • December 2009 - November 2012

    Creation and Operation of an EU-GCC Clean Energy Network

     The specific objective of this project is to create and facilitate the operation of an EU–GCC clean energy network. The network is to be set up to act as a catalyst and element of coordination for development of cooperation on clean energy, including the related policy and technology aspects among various stakeholders in the EU and GCC countries. The activities of the network in the area of clean energy will include, 'inter alia', the exchange of experience and know-how, the coordination and promotion of joint actions between the EU and GCC stakeholders, facilitating joint research, demonstration and development, including through joint projects, of clean energy technologies in the GCC countries and providing policy support to promote and accompany these actions. The stakeholders participating in the network will include, 'inter alia', energy-related research entities, universities, administrations, utilities and industry.

  • December 2009 - May 2010

    EU Energy Markets in Gas and Electricity - State of Play of Implementation and Transposition

    The study assessed the status quo of the opening and completion of the internal energy market in gas and electricity for the use of the European Parliament ITRE Committee. The current status of implementation and transposition of the 2nd energy package was assessed and furthermore the 3rd energy package was discussed at length. Topical questions such as market concentration, price regulation, interconnectedness, investment in network infrastructure and powers of the regulators were discussed. The study gives an assessment of the road ahead and recommends needed policy steps.


  • December 2009 - March 2011

    Fundamental Rights Situation of Irregular Immigrants in the EU

    The project is funded by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and coordinated by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). It addresses the social situation of irregular immigrants in the European Union, focusing, in particular, on those who for technical or humanitarian reasons cannot be removed from EU territory, in order to assess the extent to which their fundamental rights are respected and protected.


  • November 2009 - July 2010

    Systematic Innovation and Issues in Market Access for Turkey to the European Union in Health Services and Products

    The project studied the ways to improve innovation in health care system in Turkey both in health care services and products (i.e. pharmaceuticals and medical devices). It provided policy recommendations towards raising innovation profile in health care system in Turkey to the EU standards. The analysis aims to help policy and decision-makers both in government and industry in identifying gaps in health policy so as to further steps to improve innovation in health sector in Turkey’s convergence to the EU standards.