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European Center For Economic Policy Analysis and Affairs

Our three pillars

European Union Project Management

Giving a bottom-up approach, which, through direct involvement with young people, migrants, researchers, is an essencial element for us!

Research

It constitutes an valuable asset since it gives us a first-hand knowledge of the fields in which ECEPAA is particularly involved.

Advocacy

Acting to transform our projects in policy recommendations to relevant policy makers through open and transparent advocacy activities.


The European Centre for Economic and Policy Analysis and Affairs (ECEPAA) is a Belgian non-profit organization specialized in the fields of:

About us

The European Centre for Economic and Policy Analysis and Affairs (ECEPAA) is a Belgian non-profit organization specialized in the fields of research, education, youth, migration, entrepreneurship, culture and social inclusion.

Founded in Brussels in 2011, ECEPAA implements and develops assistances projects at the local, national and international level in the aforementioned fields in addition to conducting policy-oriented research.

Previously, ECEPAA has implemented projects within the former Life-long Learning Programme (LLP) and is currently involved in the Erasmus + programme.

Within these programmes, ECEPAA has developed and is on the way to developing partnerships with national and international institutions including universities (College of Europe, University of Naples, Venice, etc), Chambers of Commerce (EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce) research centers (IDOS, etc), youth organizations (CESIE, Vyara foundation, Intermundia, etc.), local public bodies (Municipality of Alzira, Municipality of Bruxelles, etc.) and cultural centers (Garcia Lorca, Cumediae, etc.).


Recently, ECEPAA has focused on its research function as a think-tank by producing policy briefs and articles. To that end, ECEPAA concluded a research and published a paper on the current migration agenda and its implications for the different EU Member States. Our team is currently developing social research in the field of Migration and the impact of EU policies.


Our Team

Our group is formed by qualified young professionals, experts and trainees with multidisciplinary skills. Each one of us provides an added value to the team.

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I am a senior specialist in policy areas such as African institutions, migration, employment, education, labour markets, and youth with migrant backgrounds. I have managed European projects since 2000 and I have also researched on migration issue extensively.

Gabriele Sospiro
Co-founder and current director
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I have a political science background and am the co-writer of several European proposals. I have expertise in migration, intercultural dialogue and active citizenship areas. I also have a good knowledge of non-formal and informal education.

Blerian Bagllamaja
Co-founder
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I am a Ph.D in Social Science, having planned and worked on several projects funded by the EU while having also carried out multiple researches on the migration phenomenon. I have authored and co-authored several articles and books related to the migration issue.

Vittorio Lannutti
Co-founder

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