European Political Strategy Center

Founding Year:



European Political Strategy Center

(2014; Brussels; 59 staff;

The European Commission’s in-house think tank, established by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and operating directly under his authority. Tasked with a mission to innovate and disrupt. Provides the President and the College of Commissioners with strategic analysis and forward-looking policy advice. Has a mandate to engage in foresight and anticipatory governance, spearheading the European Commission’s involvement in the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS)– the EU inter-institutional collaboration that aims to build preparedness for upcoming challenges and opportunities. Focuses on topics like economy and finance, the future of Europe, security and defense, global Europe, digital and innovation, social Europe, foresight, and sustainability.

The EPSC also seeks to facilitate communication and outreach with decision-makers, think tanks and civil society at large. The staff possesses public and private sector experience, data visualization and design, financial expertise and legal advice, social media abilities and political insight.

Conducts interdisciplinary research, collaborative projects and organizes events like hearings, conferences, leadership academies – e.g. “High-Level Hearing: A European Union Strategy for Artificial Intelligence” (March 2018).


  • ~100 strategic notes, reports, newsletters, briefs, videos and trends
  • HIGHLIGHT: Five Presidents’ Report Series – A series on topics like good governance, living standards or European foreign policy.

Leadership: Ann Mettler (Head)

European Political Strategy Center contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


Related Content

INTRODUCTION: Multiple Crises, Multiple Solutions.  The UNDP’s latest Human Development Report (3.1) provides thorough discussion of multiple crises and “the new uncertainty complex,” as well as fresh insights on how…

Our world is amid multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12 levels, where many…

The 2030 Agenda partnership accelerator’s goal is to help effective synergies among various agencies and organizations supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a collaboration between UN DESA, the Partnering…