TEPSA Welcomes Two New Associate Member Institutes

The Centre for European Reform and the European Policy Centre
are the newest members of the first European affairs research network

BRUSSELS, 01/07/2023: On the occasion of TEPSA’s Spanish Pre-Presidency, the TEPSA General Assembly voted to admit the Centre for European Reform and the European Policy Centre to Associate Member status in the TEPSA Network.

The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. It is pro-European, but not uncritical, regarding European integration as largely beneficial but recognising that in many respects the Union does not work well. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.

The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to fostering European integration through analysis and debate, supporting and challenging 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.

By integrating the CER and EPC into the TEPSA Network, the European conversation has been made more inclusive, more diverse, and therefore more valuable.

The CER’s statement on joining TEPSA: The Centre for European Reform is delighted to join TEPSA. This an excellent opportunity to work alongside Europe’s most prestigious research institutes and think tanks on the pressing topics facing the EU. We are very much looking forward to being part of the network and would like to thank all TEPSA members for their warm welcome.

Statement from Fabian Zuleeg, EPC’s Chief Executive, on the EPC joining TEPSA: “In today’s challenging political environment marked by permacrisis and war at Europe’s borders, TEPSA’s mission to enhance transnational debate by connecting national and European policy levels is more crucial than ever. The EPC is delighted to join TEPSA and contribute to this mission in the years to come.”

Read the full press release here.

Press inquiries to: hugh.evans@tepsa.eu.