CEPS Activities

Apart from being involved in projects together with the European institutions and other research institutes, CEPS organises various programmes, networks and initiatives as part of its year-round research activities.

  1. Ideas Lab
  2. Programmes and Initiatives
  3. Collaborations
  4. CEPS-run independent research institutes



Ideas Lab

Ideas Lab is CEPS' flagship event. It is an innovative platform of exchange and co-creation that brings together national think tanks across Europe, representatives of national governments, businesses, NGOs and European institutions in Brussels to debate key policy issues for Europe. More info: www.ceps.eu/content/ceps-ideas-lab


Programmes and Initiatives

CEPS Academy

Established in 2015, CEPS Academy offers graduate and post-graduate training and other educational activities on a wide range of EU policy areas. The mission of the CEPS Academy is to equip both students and professionals with original insights and tools to better understand the European Union. Lectures, open discussions and interactive sessions with academics, practitioners and officials will stimulate interest in EU policy-making and encourage fresh thinking among the younger generation of Europeans who will shape and lead the EU in the future. More info: www.ceps.eu/ceps-academy



The cybersecurity@CEPS initiative brings a multi-disciplinary policy prospective to the analysis of cybersecurity issues. Many scholars understand cyber-attacks as a problem of either criminal law or the law of armed conflict, whereas others take it as a software issue, or a business one involving reputation, trust, and insurance. Instead, it is important to understand that many firms that operate critical infrastructure tend to underinvest in cyber-defense because of problems associated with negative externalities, free riding, and public goods characterizing the cyber security market. More info : www.ceps.eu/content/cybersecurityceps


Digital Forum

The Digital Forum is a multi-stakeholder platform aimed at raising the level of debate about the policy challenges that arise from the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy. It brings together academics, telecommunications operators, broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, content providers, application producers, internet players, national regulators and European institutions to enable a constructive discussion on how to achieve a successful transition to a balanced and inclusive information society and exploring more broadly the implications of a hyperconnected society. More info: www.ceps.eu/content/ceps-digital-forum





Council of Councils

CEPS is a member of the Council of Councils, an initiative by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. More info: www.cfr.org/councilofcouncils


European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research (EconPol Europe)

EconPol Europe is a unique collaboration of policy-oriented university and non-university research institutes that contribute their scientific expertise to the discussion of the future design of the European Union. Founded in spring 2017, the network comprises CEPS and eight other renowned European research institutes. More info: www.econpol.eu


European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI)

CEPS coordinates and manages the activities of the European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI) which brings together twenty-five leading national economic policy research institutes from most of the EU-27 countries. The goals of the network are to foster the international diffusion of existing research, co-ordinate research plans, conduct joint research and increase public awareness of the European dimension of national economic policy issues. More info: www.enepri.eu



Together with the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, CEPS produces the "Intereconomics" journal which publishes papers dealing with economic and social policy issues in or affecting Europe. More info: www.ceps.eu/intereconomics


Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM)

MEDAM is a Research Alliance formed by CEPS with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Migration Policy Centre (MPC). The three research institutes join forces here to address the most relevant research questions and pressing concerns arising from asylum and migration in Europe. More info: www.medam-migration.eu



CEPS-run independent research institutes

European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI)

As an independent research institute with its own executive committee and editorial processes, ECMI conducts in-depth research aimed at informing the debate and policy-making process on a broad range of issues relevant to capital markets. Through its various activities, ECMI facilitates the interaction among market participants, policymakers and academics. While ECMI produces highly specialised research work which is not covered by CEPS, CEPS staff members are tasked with the management and activities of the research institute. More info: www.eurocapitalmarkets.org


European Credit Research Institute (ECRI)

Like ECMI, ECRI is an independent research institute. Founded in 1999 by a consortium of European banking and financial institutions, it develops its expertise from an interdisciplinary team and networks of academic cooperation partners. ECRI provides in-depth analysis and insight into the structure, evolution and regulation of retail financial services markets in Europe. Through its research activities, publications and conferences, ECRI keeps its members and the wider public up-to-date on a variety of topics in the area of retail financial services at the European level, such as consumer credit and housing loans, credit reporting, responsible lending and consumer protection. While ECRI produces highly specialised research work which is not covered by CEPS, CEPS staff members are tasked with the management and activities of the research institute. More info: www.ecri.eu