The Centre for European Studies (CES) is pleased to publish the results of the Springeneration public opinion initiative. This interactive, online brainstorming website (located at http://www.springeneration.eu) has served as a forum for gathering ideas and feedback from people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) about how to forge a new and better partnership with Europe. Over the past six months, the website has collected over 25,000 ideas from more than 70,000 participants, the vast majority of whom are in MENA countries. How did the people of the MENA region respond and what do they see as the opportunities for future collaboration with Europe? Find out in the CES short publication titled "Springeneration: Overview of Survey Results".
On 25 and 26th of May 2011 the Centre for European Studies held its second annual Economic Ideas Forum in London. The EIF brought together high-level government officials, business leaders and other influential stakeholders from across Europe and the United States.
The EIF provided an ideal opportunity for participants to discuss current economic issues and challenges while offering new policy ideas and solutions. This year's EIF tackled significant and current topics on the economic agenda including EU-US cooperation in reforming financial services, the economic and political impacts of the Arab Spring and the Japan earthquake, a single market for a digital Europe and growth and job creation as imperative to save the "lost generation".
CES was proud to host the fourth Economic Ideas Forum, which was held in Helsinki during the 6th and 7th of June 2013 under the Patronage of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. This yearly conference brought together high level economic experts, Ministers of Economy, EU Commissioners, EU Prime Ministers, as well as CEOs of companies from around the world and enterprise representatives. The Forums are a perfect opportunity to present new ideas and offer economic solutions for overcoming issues of global importance and for improving the EU economy. This year's Forum tackled the hottest topics on the economic agenda: the role and continued relevance of the EU in the global economy, new sources of growth, how to deal with unemployment, banking and financial regulation, green economy and sustainability. Every year, over 250 participants attend this high level, interactive conference; previous Forums have been successfully held in Madrid (2010), London (2011) and Dublin (2012) and have received a wide international media coverage.