Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative
Each year, the program convenes over a period of two weeks. The first week takes place in the U.S., where fellows meet with federal-level policymakers, stakeholders, and private sector representatives in Washington, D.C. The second half of the first week takes place in a U.S. city other than Washington. The second week of the fellowship, which occurs roughly a month after the first week, takes place in Europe and is divided between Berlin, Germany, and Brussels, Berlin.
CEPI 2021 will focus on topics from green technology and innovation to sustainable agriculture and how digitization will affect the environment.
In 2020, CEPI convened a diverse transatlantic group for an exchange of ideas around the theme of artificial intelligence.
CEPI 2019 focused on policy and regulatory challenges for the digital economy.
CEPI 2018 centered on topics crucial to the digital economy, including GDPR and transatlantic data flows, technological innovation, and artificial intelligence.
CEPI 2017 focused on transatlantic cybersecurity policy and strategy.
CEPI 2016 brought together participants to discuss migration.
CEPI 2015's program tackled challenges of international trade.
CEPI 2014 participants met for a dual program on cybersecurity and trade.
CEPI 2013 focused on cybersecurity and trade.
CEPI 2012 addressed finance and agriculture in the U.S. and Europe.