Each year, CES hosts several conferences that convene leading academics, policymakers, and doctoral students with an interest in European history, politics, economics, and transatlantic relations.
- The Summit on the Future of Europe is the flagship conference organized at CES each fall to analyze the most pressing challenges facing Europe today and generate ideas for confronting them. This year's Summit took place on November 14, 2016.
- In accordance with its aim to train the next generation of leading scholars of Europe, CES supports conferences for doctoral students that provide an opportunity for them to present current research to peers and faculty in a stimulating environment.
- Recent conferences at CES have explored a broad range of topics and have commemorated World War I, Portugal’s transition to democracy, and Michel Foucault’s landmark text Let mots et les choses.