European Policy Centre


European Policy Centre

Chief Executive: Fabian Zuleeg


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The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank based in Brussels dedicated to fostering European integration through analysis and debate, supporting and challenging European decision-makers at all levels to make informed decisions based on evidence and analysis, and providing a platform for engaging partners, stakeholders, and citizens in EU policy-making and in the debate about the future of Europe. It was launched as a think tank in 1996. In 2003, the EPC was established as an international not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law.

Following a multidisciplinary approach, the EPC’s activities cover the whole range of EU policies organised around six programmes: European Politics & Institutions, Social Europe & Well-Being, European Migration & Diversity, Europe’s Political Economy, Sustainable Prosperity for Europe, and Europe in the World. Throughout its work, the EPC is dedicated to strengthening the transnationalisation of policy debates and cooperation with think tanks across Europe to tackle today’s key policy challenges in a horizontal manor that transcends European borders. To this end, the EPC’s Connecting Europe project promotes sustainable exchanges between civil society initiatives throughout Europe and the policy community in Brussels.

To disseminate its research findings, exchange views, and examine EU policy initiatives across multiple sectors, the EPC organises 200+ events each year with content designed to enhance and be relevant to citizens’ interests and encourage participation at national- and EU-level politics. The EPC also writes an average of 100 publications per year, from short commentaries to longer policy papers, discussion papers, and input papers, with concrete recommendations aimed at EU and national policymakers. In addition, the EPC has a network of around 350 member organisations from the different stakeholder groups at the European and national levels, ensuring a multi-stakeholder approach throughout its projects.

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