EPF is organised as a flexible network of selected leading political economy think tanks from emerging economies, Germany and other developed economies. These core members decide on topics of common interest by forming Policy Initiatives, in which they jointly work on policy recommendations with relevance to their respective countries and their national and international reform agendas.
Each Policy Initiative is coordinated by one core member think tank. Additional experts from other countries and think tanks may be invited to join the Policy Initiatives. All core members meet at least twice a year back-to-back to major events focusing on the topics of the Policy Initiatives. Additional topics can be suggested at any time by any member think tank.