Why the Eclairage Club?
We aim, through the debates of the Club, to offer our members some of the keys that will help them better understand the contexts in which they will be taking decisions – decisions on which the success or failure of their strategies may depend. With this new club we aim to help fill a gap, by offering to members a new forum in which "London's voice" on issues of importance to Europe – a voice which is perhaps too little taken into account outside of the UK – can make itself heard. We also aim to create an atmosphere of re-laxed club-type conviviality between actors from different professional spheres (and of differing politico-economic persuasion), who will be meeting one another on repeated oc-casions at our dinner-debates. We aim at dialectic – but stimulating, amicable and con-structive dialectic.
Method CEPS and the club spirit
A formula for debate
At each of our club evenings, one or two guest speakers launch the debate by deliver-ing a short address on the theme of the session. In order to ensure coherence in the debates, these speakers are encouraged to respond to one or more questions from the others present, to allow for a more focused analysis of the theme than would be permitted by free-ranging debate. This also facilitates the CEPS's aim of identifying specific recommendations and solutions, for which a later application (ie publication) might be found. The part of the debate that involves all the attendees lasts at least 90 minutes.
For greater efficiency and yield, the meetings follow a fairly precise procedure, typically:
19.00 – 19.30: welcome cocktail
19.30 – 19.45: presentation of the theme
19.45 – 20.00: launch of the debate
20.00 – 21.15: questions and wider debate
21.15 – 21.30: conclusion and summing-up
Tim EWING, Professor - IEP
Pierre-Yves CROS, CEO - Capgemini Consulting Global
Pierre-Yves BING - +33 1 53 63 13 68 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Les rendez-vous du club
06 Février 2013
19 Novembre 2012
17 Octobre 2012
26 Avril 2012
30 Janvier 2012