CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies

Director: Daniel Gros

EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Steven Blockmans


General Statement
CEPS is an independent membership-driven organisation with more than 120 corporate members and a large number of central banks, diplomatic missions and international business organisations 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. For more information please visit www.ceps.eu


Areas of work
• Agriculture and rural policy
• Economic policy
• Energy and climate change
• EU neighburhood, foreign and security policy
• Euro- mediterranean foresight program
• Financial markets and institutions
• Justice and home affairs
• Politics and institutions
• Regulatory affairs programme
• Trade developments and policy


Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme
Mediterranean Prospects – MEDPRO program is funded under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme.
The aim of the program is to contribute to the reform process in the political, economic and social agendas by broadening the level of knowledge on the interplay between the diverse set of challenges and providing deep insights into the prospected policy options and their outcomes. MEDPRO will thus deliver the best available scientific underpinning for future policy decisions both domestically and at EU level within the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), successor of the Barcelona Process, as well as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Programme. In order to achieve this goal, the research will be interdisciplinary, gathering reputed research institutes from both shores of the Mediterranean and a list of highly qualified researchers with diverse backgrounds, regional expertise and proven track records.
By undertaking an inclusive analysis of the main development issues for the Mediterranean, the program will provide new evidence on the long term outlook, the cohesion between the different aspects of socio-economic development and the resulting challenges for public policy. MEDPRO has been granted a budget of EUR 3 million to carry out this work.


Practical information
Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium
Phone:+32 2 229 39 11
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