The input BEPA receives from external experts, along with the insights of the Bureau’s own in-house analysts, is compiled in BEPA’s many publications. Policy reports, papers and presentations offer comprehensive and in-depth analyses of the hot topics in EU policy-making. This focus on the written word and the close connection with academia remains important, but BEPA will not evolve into a supplier of dry theories. The Bureau publications will continue to provide useful, operational policy support. Studies should be regarded as policy input, not as an end in themselves.