Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. CEPS' funding is obtained from a variety of sources, including membership fees, project research, foundation grants, conferences fees, publication sales and an annual grant from the European Commission. Its principal goals are: to carry out state-of-the-art policy research leading to solutions to the challenges facing Europe; to achieve high standards of academic excellence and maintain unqualified independence; to provide a forum for discussion among all stakeholders in the European policy process; to build collaborative networks of researchers, policy-makers and business representatives across the whole of Europe; to disseminate their findings and views through a regular flow of publications and public events. The Energy, Climate Change & Sustainable Development Programme is one of several research programmes including Economic & Social Welfare Policies, EU Neighbourhood, Foreign & Security Policy, Financial Markets & Institutions, Justice & Home Affairs, Politics & European Institutions, Regulatory Policy and Trade Developments & Agricultural Policy.
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