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Organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS, one of Europe’s most independent and reputable think-tanks, Ideas Lab is the most high-profile annual event on policies of the European Union.  The aim of Ideas Lab is to provide a high-level intellectual forum for exchanges concerning the wide range of current and pressing issues faced by the EU. For the 2024 edition, CEPS has curated eight innovative ideas spanning AI, democratic reform, EU enlargement, and energy.

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is a partner of CEPS and one of the sponsors of Ideas Lab 2024. Our team will be in the booth of EMEA at the Square Brussels Meeting Centre on 4 and 5 March 2024. Furthermore, EMEA President, Prof. Rym Ayadi will participate in 2 high level panels:

  • Towards resilient supply chains: assessing risks and preparing responses – 04 March 2024, 15:30-16:45

The session will focus on how companies and policymakers assess supply chain risks and what follows in terms of policy responses. It will show that there are differences in views between large and small companies over how to respond to risks and how to be supported by policy measures.

  • Will EU-Africa partnerships on critical raw materials work? – 05 March 2024, 11:15-12:30

In response to the growing concerns over supplies of critical raw materials’ (CRMs), the EU has been developing strategic partnerships with resource-rich countries, including those in Africa. Can the EU collaborate with African countries on critical minerals that goes beyond simple resource extraction?

Link to the Ideas Lab 2024 website

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