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Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action

IDEA is an advisory service that provides innovative ideas and a space for interdisciplinary research and collaboration on core Commission priorities. It reports directly to the Commission president.



  • provides ideas and inspiration (foresight, data, policy output) for the core priorities of the European Commission’s president, helping to set the compass that should inform the Commission’s policies

Debate and engage

  • debates and engages around new evidence-based policy alternatives in the community of think tanks, research, and other institutions through active outreach (seminars, dissemination of policy ideas, findings and proposals)


  • accelerates the conversion of these ideas and engagements into concrete and bold action (provide options, best practices) to help the Commission deliver to its citizens in a fast-changing context

Specifically, IDEA is responsible for contributing to the following Commission priorities:

  • Geopolitics and Europe in the global order
  • Green Deal
  • Digital, technology and innovation
  • Social market economy
  • The future of Europe and the EU’s institutions

Plans and reports

Commission work programme - overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year


I.D.E.A. Fellowship Programme on China 2023

I.D.E.A. Fellowship Programme on China 2023


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Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
Telefonní číslo
+32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
Poštovní adresa
Rue de la Loi 130/Wetstraat 130, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium