We are excited to announce the launch of CEPS newest initiative, CEPS Young Thinkers, aimed at bringing more diverse and younger voices into the European debate. The project will give young people a platform to express their ideas and bring fresh and innovative perspectives to the European policy scene.
CEPS Young Thinkers forms part of a wider initiative, the CEPS Sustainable Diversity Goals (SDGs), an Open Society Foundation funded project, which aims to promote diversity in the field of research and make our policy events more diverse and gender-balanced.
The primary activity of the CEPS Young Thinkers Initiative will take place online at the 2021 edition of Ideas Lab, from 31 May to 4 June 2021. The group will participate in a parallel programme with the goal of stimulating debate, connecting young bright minds with today’s leaders and envisioning the future of Europe.
Gamification, foresight and experiments in co-design
The Young Thinkers will take part in guided foresight sessions, be amongst the first to test a new gamification tool and have the opportunity to present their ideas to policymakers in a high-level roundtable. The theme of the activities will focus on the Future of Europe and citizen engagement.
This initiative is conducted in cooperation with TRIGGER, an EU-funded project led by CEPS. TRIGGER aims at providing EU institutions with knowledge and tools to enhance their actorness, effectiveness and influence in global governance; and to develop new ways to harness the potential of public engagement and participatory foresight in governance decisions. Learn more about TRIGGER here.
Stay tuned to get to know our first cohort of CEPS Young Thinkers!