Project coordinator:

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Address: Place du Congres 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

CEPS is the project coordinator and leads the overall management of the project.

CEPS is an independent membership-driven organisation with more than 100 corporate members and a large number of central banks, diplomatic missions and international business organisations in its constituency. CEPS’ core business is the conduct of policy research on European affairs and the broad dissemination of its findings through a regular flow of publications, public events and electronic commentary. It strives to bring new knowledge to the attention of decision-makers and to offer fresh insights into important public policy issues of the day. CEPS has amply demonstrated its ability to anticipate trends and to analyse policy questions well before they become topics of general discussion. 




Zeynep Güldem Ökem - Project Coordinator, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Zeynep Güldem Ökem is a Research Fellow at CEPS. She graduated in economics in 1989 and obtained a MS.c. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994. In 2007 she obtained a PhD in Economics from University of Marmara, Turkey. Her background includes posts as a Consultant in Health Economics and Finance in the Ministry of Health and Social Security Institution, national expert for the WHO, research assistant at the LSHTM and contributor to the NICE Clinical Guidelines. She is responsible for research in health economics in CEPS. Her area of expertise are health economics and finance, comparative health systems, health sector policy analysis and development, assessment of equity in health services, innovation in health services, pharmaceutical reimbursement.


Sally Scott - Financial Coordinator, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Sally Scott is the Head of Finance and Administration at CEPS and has an MBA from the Open University. She is responsible for the financial and administrative coordination of all the research contracts. She has extensive experience of managing FP5 and FP6 research projects, including the financial management of an Integrated Project, and of working with partners from across Europe.


Scientific Coordinators:

Esther Mot - Scientific Coordinator, Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, (CPB)

Esther Mot is senior researcher in the field of health care at CPB. She holds a PhD in economics on payment systems for medical specialists (University of Amsterdam). She graduated in economics in 1986 (cum laude). Since 1994 she has been doing research in the field of health economics, first at the Foundation for Economic Research of the University of Amsterdam and from 2000 on at the CPB. She participated in the AHEAD project and she is actively involved in the analysis of changes in the Dutch care system.


Peter Willemé - Scientific Coordinator, Federal Planning Bureau, (FPB)

Peter Willemé holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp (1993), where he teaches Statistics as a part-time Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied Economics, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. At the Federal Planning Bureau, he is responsible for developing health care expenditure models, as part of the medium and long-term economic and social security projection models. This work also provides input to the Annual Report of the Study Committee on Ageing.

Project Information

Project type: Collaborative Research Project

Start Date: 1 January 2009

End Date: 31 October 2012

Coordinator: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Grant agreement no.: 223483

EU Contribution: 2,712,777.00 €

Project Coordinator: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)


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