Team Dr. Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS Prof. Paul De Grauwe, Associate Senior Fellow, and University of Leuven Dr. Miroslav Beblavy, Associate Senior Fellow, and Member of the Slovak Parliament Jorgen Mortensen, Associate Senior Fellow Dr. Cinzia Alcidi, LUISS Research Fellow Dr. Mikkel Barslund, Research Fellow Dr. Jorge Nuñez Ferrer, Associate Research Fellow Dr. Felix Roth, Research Fellow and Editor of Intereconomics Dr. Zeynep Guldem Okem, Research Fellow Dr. Anna-Elisabeth Thum,...
Webpages covering specific topics: Energy (CEPS Energy Market Forum) Climate Change: Emissions Trading, Future Regime (European Climate Platform), Sectoral Approaches, CEPS Carbon Market Forum Over recent years, the European Union has progressed at increasing speed towards an integrated energy and climate change strategy. A first major step has been the 2007-2009 climate and energy package where member-states have accepted EU-wide the 2020 targets and regulation such the...
The EU foreign policy unit of CEPS has been extending its research and outreach activities progressively since 1999, when it was triggered into activity by the war over Kosovo. There followed other projects concerning conflict regions in the vicinity of the EU in the several years that followed: the Balkans, Cyprus, the Caucasus, the Middle East. Since the initiation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2004 there has been a continuous stream of projects concerning EU policy towards Eastern...
  In the area of financial markets and institutions, CEPS runs one research unit and two independent research institutes: The Financial Institutions and Prudential Policy Unit (FIPP, since 2006) The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI, since July 2005) The European Credit Research Institute (ECRI, since 1999) They aim at analyzing European financial market integration and at recommending steps to be taken to overcome hurdles to more integration, which is a key in the...
Senior Associate Research Fellow: Prof. Johan F.M. Swinnen Research Assistant: Louise Knops Research Assistant Kristine Van Herck DESCRIPTION OF WORK & PROJECTS In a context of rising food prices, increasing market concentration and scarcity of resources, the global and European food systems are facing major challenges. Food security plays a significant role in global development and political changes. At the same time, the EU is in the midst of reforming its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP...
The members of the Section include: Senior Associate Research Fellow: Prof. Dr. Elspeth Guild Senior Research Fellow & Head of Justice and Home Affairs Programme : Dr. Sergio Carrera Associate Senior Research Fellow: Dr. Peter Hobbing Project Coordinator: Miriam Mir Research Fellow: Joanna Parkin  Researchers: Katharina Eisele and Nicholas Hernanz     DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES   The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Programme at CEPS...
  The Politics & Institutions unit is engaged in a number of research activities revolving around the main institutional and political challenges facing the EU, such as the new economic governance, renewed concerns about democratic legitimacy, increasing public discontent, the forthcoming elections to the new European Parliament and the selection of next Commission. Some of these activities are carried out in the framework of the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN), which...
The CEPS Regulatory Affairs Programme was launched in January 2005 with the aim of exploring policy and regulatory challenges in the following areas:   Better regulation Internal Market  Competition Policy Trade Developments and Policy CEPS Digital Forum  Better Regulation Since January 2006 the CEPS Regulatory Affairs Programme (RAP) is coordinating the European Network for Better Regulation (ENBR-, that started as a three-year programme funded by the European Commission under...
Core issues The core issues of the trade policy unit have evolved in line with changes in the policy agenda. During the early years of the 2004 enlargement, the focus of the unit was on the development of trade and investment relations with the ‘new periphery’ as well as EU’s trade relation with its exiting (e.g. US and Japan) and emerging trade partners (e.g. China and ASEAN). Later the policy agenda have concentrated on the developments in multilateral trade negotiations and...