THINK 2030

Science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe

In partnership with GLOBE EU, IEEP is creating a new sustainability platform, Think 2030.

Informing a science-based agenda for European environmental policy beyond 2020, Think 2030 convenes a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss and propose solutions to Europe’s most pressing sustainability issues.

Think 2030 will produce policy recommendations on a range of sustainability issues for the next European Commission, Parliament and for Member States. The conference will take place on October 17-18th, 2018, in Brussels.

Download the draft Think 2030 Synthesis Paper and draft policy papers.

Following further stakeholder consultation at the conference, the final versions of the papers will be available November 2018.

Day 1
Stakeholder consultation and research community engagement

Progressive business, NGOs and civil society and local authorities discuss policy papers produced by the research community. Europe’s leading sustainability think tanks and research institutes refine recommendations on the basis of the stakeholder consultation.

Day 2
Parliamentary workshop

Final papers are presented to MEPs and the main European political parties who will be asked to explain how the next European Parliament and Commission should address Europe's environmental challenges and to react to concrete proposals.

Conference topics


Céline Charveriat,
Executive Director, IEEP
Sirpa Pietikäinen,
Honorary Chair of IEEP and Member of the European Parliament

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to Think 2030.

Ahead of the 2019 European elections, policy makers require robustly discussed, evidence-based policy solutions.

To facilitate this process, we are pleased to announce Think 2030 as a new Brussels-based platform for European environmental policy. We are also delighted to welcome GLOBE EU as core partners in this exciting project.

Our goal is for Think 2030 to become a reoccurring process supported by the European Commission, Parliament and national governments. Making this a reality requires hard work and persistence, but most importantly we need European collaboration. The research community must collaborate, and we must strengthen our engagement with the wider sustainability community including businesses, NGOs and policy makers.

Due to overwhelming interest, the event has reached maximum capacity. However, we encourage you to apply for the waiting list as some seats might become available at a later stage. If you have any questions please contact us at

Core partners

Knowledge and stakeholder partners