Task Forces

  • 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 the enablement of new, innovative decentralized 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 breath-taking 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.

  • CEPS presents preliminary findings at European Parliament roundtable, 27 February 2018

  • 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.

  • Planned task forces

    The Better Regulation Agenda has made considerable inroads into the EU policy process since 2002, especially in the European Commission. Over the past 15 years, the European Commission has committed to higher standards of stakeholder consultation; the ex ante impact assessment of major policy initiatives; the monitoring and ex post evaluation of existing policies; and the analysis of entire policy areas (in REFIT and Cumulative Cost Assessment exercises).

  • The team of CEPS Energy Climate House is holding a Task Force on "The Role of Business in the Circular Economy", with its first meeting held on 24 November 2016. The focus of this Task Force is on the role of EU policy and regulation to guide businesses and industry. Special attention is given to the barriers and enablers companies encounter in their attempts to introduce circularity into their business operations as well as the measures needed to help businesses adapt to the changing environment and take advantage of new market opportunities.

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