CEPI 2020

Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative

While the Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative (CEPI) fellowship has traditionally convened in Washington, D.C., Brussels, Berlin, and elsewhere, given the current circumstances, the 2020 program shifted to a virtual fellowship. In lieu of in-person meetings, fellows participated in virtual meetings, debates, and social hours, partnered on transatlantic writing components, and contributed to other digital content.

In virtual meetings on both sides of the Atlantic, CEPI participants engaged with diverse, high-level stakeholders in the federal government, the U.S. Congress, industry, and civil society to discuss politics and policymaking related to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Fellows also engaged with representatives of the European Commission and Parliament, the German federal government and Bundestag, and a wide range of European industry and civil society stakeholders. The 2020 virtual program kicked off in June and concluded in November.

These combined experiences helped provide participants with tools to enhance policy formulation, deepen participants’ understanding of transatlantic legislative processes, and helped build bridges to safeguard the long-standing friendship between the European Union and United States.

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2020 Participants