The Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship
The Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship (BFF), formerly known as the Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative (CEPI), is a hybrid experience that convenes over the period of six months. Fellows start with an in-person trip in Brussels to kick off the fellowship, followed by an engaging, four-month virtual program in which they meet once a week with experts related to the year’s topic. The Fellowship comes to a close with a trip to Washington, D.C., where fellows are able to further engage in person. A final publication providing concrete policy recommendations related to the topic is written by the fellows themselves, published at the end of the BFF program.
Currently accepting applications!
The Bertelsmann Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2023 Class until February 2nd, 2023. The theme of the 2023 Fellowship will be the Future of Work.
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Class of 2022
The BFF Class of 2022 focused on the topic of a Transatlantic Approach to the Developing World.
Class of 2021
CEPI 2021 focused on sustainable innovation.
Class of 2020
CEPI 2020 focused on artificial intelligence.
Class of 2019
CEPI 2019 focused on policy and regulatory challenges for the digital economy.
Class of 2018
CEPI 2018 centered on topics crucial to the digital economy, including GDPR and transatlantic data flows, technological innovation, and artificial intelligence.
Class of 2017
CEPI 2017 focused on transatlantic cybersecurity policy and strategy.
Class of 2016
CEPI 2016 brought together participants to discuss migration.
Class of 2015
CEPI 2015's program tackled challenges of international trade.
Class of 2014
CEPI 2014 participants met for a dual program on cybersecurity and trade.
Class of 2013
CEPI 2013 focused on cybersecurity and trade.
Class of 2012
CEPI 2012 addressed finance and agriculture in the U.S. and Europe.
Class of 2011
The 2011 program convened around the topic of immigration and border control as well as energy and raw governance.
Class of 2010
The 2010 program met on financial service regulation as well as energy and climate change policy.