Task Forces

  • Four years after its launch, opinions on the success of the CMU project are mixed. Awareness of the importance of well-functioning capital markets and the need for an alternative financing channel to the banking sector have grown. However, capital markets have neither significantly developed nor become more integrated. The initiatives launched by the European Commission have had only a piecemeal effect. With the current legislature coming to an end, it is necessary to revamp CMU strategy for the EU-27 post-2019.

  • CEPS is setting up a new Task Force which aims at informing the policy debate on e-evidence in criminal matters, as it unfolds at the EU and international level.

  • Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) have become extremely popular, and are being tested by governments, academics and industry in view of a future that promises more efficiency, less intermediation, better service at higher speed with less problems, and new, innovative decentralised services.

  • CEPS is launching a Task Force to try to bring back the AI debate to a more concrete discussion of outstanding ethical, governance and policy challenges. The Task Force will focus in particular on EU policy, but will also look at developments in other parts of the world.

    Artificial intelligence has finally reached its “hype” phase, with countless experts, real and self-proclaimed gurus, and also generalist newspapers, blogs, magazines becoming more and more attentive to its breathtaking development.

  • The security of cyber space has gradually become a key priority both for the protection of critical infrastructure and for military purposes. Cyber defence, however, is often at a structural disadvantage to attacks, especially those of a global or cross-border nature. In Europe, this vulnerability is also due to the fragmented nature of defence strategies and capabilities, unevenly confined to the hands of national governments. At the EU level, this reality becomes even clearer as a result of the ongoing integration of the Digital Single Market.

  • BREXIT raises profound questions regarding the future of the EU/UK cross-border cooperation in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). A key component of the AFSJ are common policies covering criminal justice and police cooperation aimed at fighting terrorism and crime.

  • Formed in autumn 2017, the CEPS Task Force on Software Vulnerability Disclosure in Europe has worked on defining guidelines to harmonize the process of Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) in Europe and formulating specific principles to guide member states in the development of a European vulnerability equity process (VEP).

    On the 28th of June the Task Force released the final report.

  • CEPS-ECRI launched a Task Force on: "Cybersecurity in Finance: Getting the policy mix right!" on 19 September at CEPS. The different consensuses achieved during the Task Force will result in a list of recommendations and an action plan that will be submitted to the European regulators (primarily DG FISMA, DG Connect, DG Justice, ESAs, ECB, and European Parliament). 

    During the kick-off meeting, Task Force Members will agree a priority list of issues to be discussed among the below topics:

  • In the coming years, asset allocation will be impacted by the changing macroeconomic environment, evolving investor demographics, technology and regulation. The purpose is to contribute to the public debate about the need to facilitate European households’ access to savings products with stable returns over time, and to promote long-term investment across the EU through more capital markets-based financial intermediation.

  • The Task Force Report can be downloaded here.

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