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Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is a leading ​think tank and ​forum for debate on EU affairs,​ with an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity​ and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. CEPS’ funding ​comes from a variety of sources, including membership fees, project research, foundation grants, conferences fees and publication sales.


  • To carry out state-of-the-art policy research leading to solutions to the challenges facing Europe
  • To achieve high standards of academic excellence and maintain unqualified independence
  • To provide a forum for discussion among all stakeholders in the European policy process
  • To build collaborative networks of researchers, policy-makers and business representatives across the whole of Europe
  • To disseminate our findings and views through a regular flow of publications and public events