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Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) 2002f
1 Place du Congres Brussels B-1000, Belgium
tel:32-2 229 3911 fax:32-2 219 4151

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1983.

General Description: Situated in the nexus between academia, business and the public sector, CEPS performs a distinctive role as an independent analyst and critic of European policy. The center is an independent membership-driven organization with more than 100 corporate members and a large number of central banks, diplomatic missions and international business organizations in its constituency. Its core business is the conduct of policy research on European affairs and the broad dissemination of its findings through a regular flow of publications, public events and electronic commentary. 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. CEPS has consolidated its work into two broad policy areas: economic policy and politics, institutions and security. The center's resourceful research staff is keenly aware of the continuous need to engage the outside world in active debate as both a monitor of and a sounding board for their work; this constant interaction is an essential source of strength in CEPS' work and a validation of its relevance.

Annual Budget: EUR 2 million (1999)

(As of December, 2002)

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