European Policy Centre


flexa plusThe European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, committed to making European integration work. The EPC works at the "cutting edge" of European and global policy-making providing its members and the wider public with rapid, high-quality information and analysis on the EU and global policy agenda. It aims to promote a balanced dialogue between the different constituencies of its membership, spanning all aspects of economic and social life. In line with its multi-constituency approach, members of the EPC comprise companies, professional and business federations, trade unions, diplomatic missions, regional and local bodies, as well as NGOs representing a broad range of civil society interests, foundations, international and religious organisations.


The European Policy Centre is committed to making European integration work, by fostering debate and dialogue on the key issues facing the EU and producing practical recommendations for action to improve the way the Union operates and enhance the effectiveness of its policies. Its work is organised under four flagship programmes designed to reflect these aims, ensure a coherent approach and give it the flexibility required to respond to fast-moving developments on the European and global stage.


The four programmes, addressing the key issues and challenges facing the EU, are:

  • European Politics and Institutions;
  • European Migration and Diversity;
  • Europe's Political Economy;
  • Europe in the World.
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Each programme focuses on a number of core themes, with fora, task forces and projects set up to explore issues of particular importance. The fora provide a platform for discussion on topics that require ongoing debate, while task forces and projects (which have clearly defined timelines and aim to deliver specific outputs) change over time to reflect developments in the external political and economic environment. The EPC's multi-constituency approach, involving its members from all the stakeholder groups in its debates and in shaping its policy recommendations, ensures a broad foundation for the programmes and a solid link to the "real world" of EU politics.

ECRAAL - European Centre for Research in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Rond Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels - Scotland House
Tel: +32 2 282 84 16