Benefits and fees

Core benefits

  • Free participation in Post-Summit Briefings, which take place at least four times a year (following European Council summits).
  • Free attendance at Policy Briefings where key figures in government, industry and the EU institutions take the floor.
  • Free participation in Policy Dialogues where the major policy issues facing the EU are discussed and debated in depth.
  • Free participation at conferences, seminars and ad hoc events.
  • Free participation in Forum Meetings/Task Forces.
  • Receipt of all reports of events and other relevant communications.
  • Access to EPC expertise.


EPC membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining. All fees are exclusive of VAT (21%). EPC applies a policy of automatic renewal. This means that unless we hear from you one month before the end of your affiliation that you no longer wish to be a member, your membership will be automatically renewed.

The EPC offers the following categories of membership:

Corporate Gold

Open to large/multi-national companies.
Subscription: €10 000

Corporate Silver

Open to medium-sized companies.
Subscription: €5 000

Corporate Bronze

Open to small companies.
Subscription: €2 500

Professional and Business Associations

Subscription: €1 000

Diplomatic Representations

Open to missions, embassies and permanent representations.
Subscription ranges between €500 and €1 250

Inter-Governmental and Governmental Organisations

Subscription: €1 000

Regional Bodies and Local Authorities

Subscription: €1 000

Non-Governmental Organisations

Subscription: €500

Platforms of Non-Governmental Organisations

Subscription: €1 000


Subscription: €500

Religious Organisations

Subscription: €500


Open to universities with departments of European studies
Subscription: €1 000


In certain cases, for example, retired EU or national officials,
individual membership is possible and is considered on a case-by-case basis.


If you are interested in joining, please contact Myriane Bartholomé


“The European Policy Centre has always been an excellent platform to discuss European politics from various angles.”

Miroslav Lajčák,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic

“I was very glad to accept the invitation of the European Policy Centre. Not only because I recognise EPC as one of the best think tanks in Brussels, presided by no other than former Council President, Herman Van Rompuy. But also because the launch of the Task Force on Energy Poverty is so timely, relevant, and impactful.”

Maroš Šefčovič,
Vice-President of the Commission, in charge of Energy Union,
European Commission

“I consider it an honour to have been asked to assume the Presidency of the EPC... In office, I very much appreciated the work of the EPC: I was almost a daily reader of its publications. I am confident that the EPC will continue to deliver its mission: to foster European integration through analysis and debate. I am looking forward to being involved in this important endeavour in the coming years.”

Herman Van Rompuy,
President of the EPC and former President of the European Council

“I would like to express my deep appraisal for the EPC's way of working, the quality of the debates you organise has always impressed me. Having had the chance to work in the Task Force on Industrial Policy, I really appreciated the spirit, the quality of the moderation and the efficient spreading of the results.”

EPC member

“It’s a pleasure to speak at the European Policy Centre - an organisation which for almost two decades has been at the forefront of discussions on the European Union - leading debate on issues such as the EU's place in the world, migration and diversity, and the promotion of economic growth.”

Nicola Sturgeon,
First Minister of Scotland

“Enjoyed presenting the new 'better regulation agenda' this afternoon at the European Policy Centre. Great questions from the audience, a cross section of diplomats, NGOs, think-tanks, officials, journalists – people who really know Brussels inside out.”

Frans Timmermans,
First Vice-President and Commissioner for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights,
European Commission

“It is a privilege for me to be able – through the European Policy Centre (EPC) – to engage with so many stakeholders at once. With its extensive work on energy, the European Policy Centre is certainly at the forefront of the debate. I understand that EPC will continue to provide independent input through its Energy Programme and this type of multi-stakeholders event. This is what the Energy Union Strategy is all about. It is first and foremost an integrated project with decentralised ownership.”

Maroš Šefčovič,
Vice-President for Energy Union,
European Commission

“It is a pleasure to work with an organisation which provides such excellent EU policy analysis and as ever, attracts a fantastically engaged and varied audience”

Fiona Hyslop,
MSP External Affairs Secretary,
Scottish Government

“Like many diplomatic missions in [Brussels], we at USEU deeply value the work that the EPC does in creating a platform for different perspectives to be heard on issues that are important to the European Union and its allies”

Anthony Gardner,
US Ambassador to the European Union

“It has been a pleasure to join you for the launch of your “New Pact for Europe”. I know that you have been working on this for a long time, with experts from a variety of backgrounds coming from all over Europe. Getting so many think-tanks and foundations to work together is certainly a challenging endeavour. Getting them to agree on a joint report probably even more so.”

Herman Van Rompuy,
President of the European Council,
Offering praise on the New Pact for Europe project coordinated by EPC

“The European Policy Centre looked into the question of the role of national parliaments earlier this year. Their findings suggest that national parliaments could work more closely together, and could explore new forms of cooperation.”

David Lidington,
UK Minister for Europe, MP for Aylesbury

“The European Policy Centre has made an important contribution to an open and dynamic debate on Europe”

José Manuel Barroso,
European Commission