Centre for European Policy Studies
The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is a think tank based in Brussels, Belgium that undertakes research "leading to solutions to the challenges facing Europe today". It was established in 1983.
The think tank receives its funding from EU institutions, national governments, charitable foundations, private organisations, publication sales, events and membership fees. CEPS employs a mixture of permanent staff, research fellows based at other institutions such as universities, and stagiaires. The Centre's director is Daniel Gros, a German economist.
It was established in 1983 as the first think tank dealing primarily with the issues related to the European integration. Its first director was Peter Ludlow. Currently, CEPS director is Daniel Gros and Karel Lannoo is CEPS' CEO.
CEPS board of directors
- H. Onno Ruding, chairman of the CEPS board of directors, former Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, former member of the de Larosière Committee on Financial Supervision
- Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, president and CEO of GE International
- John Bruton, former Taoiseach of Ireland and former Ambassador of the EU to the US
- Erik Belfrage, senior vice-president of SEB
- Hans Skov Christensen, director general of Dansk Industri
- Viscount Étienne Davignon, vice-chairman of Suez-Tractebel, former European Commissioner
- Baron Philippe de Schoutheete de Tervarent, professor, Institut d’Etudes Européenes, UCL, former Belgian Ambassador to the EU
- Lord Simon of Highbury, Member of the House of Lords
- Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein
- Stefano Micossi, director general of Assonime
- Jean-Dominique Percevault, president-directeur général of Services Petrolier Schlumberger
- Pedro Schwartz, president of IDELCO
- Josef Tosovsky, chairman of Financial Stability Forum
- Norbert Wieczorek, former leader of the SPD Fraktion, German Parliament
- Daniel Gros (ex officio), director of CEPS
- Karel Lannoo (ex officio), chief executive of CEPS
CEPS senior research staff
- Karel Lannoo, CEO and senior research fellow
- Daniel Gros, director
- Rym Ayadi, senior research fellow
- Miroslav Beblavy, associate senior research fellow
- Sergio Carrera, senior research fellow
- Paul De Grauwe, associate senior research fellow
- Christian Egenhofer, senior research fellow
- Michael Emerson, associate senior research fellow
- Elspeth Guild, associate senior research fellow
- Jørgen Mortensen, associate senior research fellow
- Jacques Pelkmans, senior research fellow
- Andrea Renda, senior research fellow
- Johan F.M. Swinnen, associate senior research fellow
CEPS has research programmes on:
- economic and social welfare policies;
- energy, climate change and sustainable development
- European Union neighbourhood, foreign and security policy
- financial markets and institutions
- justice and home affairs
- politics and European institutions
- regulatory policy; and trade developments and agricultural policy
CEPS is also involved in a number of research networks, namely:
- Changing Landscape of Security & Liberty (CHALLENGE)
- European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI)
- European Climate Platform (ECP)
- European Credit Research Institute (ECRI)
- European Network for Better Regulation (ENBR)
- European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI)
- European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN)
- European Security Forum (ESF)
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