Who we are

Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS is Europe’s leading independent ​think tank on EU affairs,​ with an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity​ and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.

Our team comprises approximately 60 researchers and 18 support staff from 23 nationalities as well as an extensive network of partner institutes.

For more information about us, please visit our website: www.ceps.eu

What is Ideas Lab?

Perhaps the most high-profile among our flagship events is the CEPS Ideas Lab, which brings together Europe’s top decision-makers and thinkers to discuss the most pressing issues confronting the EU.

To ensure the quality of our discussions, our guests comprise mainly:

  • Heads of State and Heads of Government
  • European Commission President and Vice-Presidents
  • European Commissioners
  • Heads of Permanent Representation to EU
  • Members of the European Parliament
  • High-Level Experts from prestigious universities
  • High-Level Experts from partner thinktanks
  • C-Level Executives from industries
  • Select reps of CEPS Corporate Members
  • Select reps of CEPS Institutional Members
  • CEPS Individual Members
  • Select members of the international media