Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

1, Place du Congrès, Brussels 1000- Belgium
CEPS is an independent membership-driven organization with more than 120 corporate members and a large number of central banks, diplomatic missions as well as international business organizations in its constituency. CEPS’ core business is the conduct of independent policy research on European affairs and the broad dissemination of its findings through a regular flow of publications, multiple networks, public events and electronic commentaries. It strives to bring new knowledge to the attention of decision-makers and to offer fresh insights into important public policy issues of the day. Among the numerous projects CEPS was involved in, the following previous and ongoing projects cover the Mediterranean region: Unknown Object
  • MEDPRO – Mediterranean Prospects, 3 Eur. million Research and Development Project financed by the European Commission conducting a qualitative and quantitative prospective analysis of Euro-Mediterranean relations in the fields of geopolitics and governance, demography health and ageing; human capital, inequality and migration; management of natural resources; energy and climate change; trade, investment, economic development and sectoral analyses; and, financial services and capital markets.
  • The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) project on Competition Policy describes the implementation and enforcement of competition rules in 10 Mediterranean Partners.
  • Stratagen includes objectives target analysis of MENA countries like the definition of a vision for a Wider European order and the relationship between the enlarged EU and its Arab/Muslim neighborhood.
MEDCOP is a platform on co-development in the Mediterranean initiated by CEPS and the University of Nevrija in Mardid. The first high-level meeting took place on 9 and 10 December 2008 in Madrid. A study with the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, Poland) on economic integration in the Southern Mediterranean region funded by DG Trade and another study on the role of regulation on performance and convergence in the financial markets in the Mediterranean countries funded by FEMISE.