Calendar of events

This is a provisional calendar and details of events and speakers are subject to confirmation to EPC members by e-mail.

These events are only open to EPC members, EU officials and the media, unless specified otherwise.

September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 14.30 to 16.30
FutureLab Europe @ debate
Promoting European identity through active citizenship: How and what for?
Speaker(s):
Joachim Ott, Head of Unit, Citizens' Dialogues, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Andrew Bradley, Director, International IDEA – EU office
Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade, Member of the French Parliament, La République En Marche
Liliana Caraça, Simon Höher, Héloise Le Masne, Albert Meijer, Violetta Tsitsiliani, FutureLab Europe Members
Claire Dhéret, Programme Leader, FutureLab Europe (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 25 September 2017 - 15.00 to 16.30
EPC ELECTIONS MONITOR
The German elections result - Implications for Germany and the EU
Speaker(s): Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 08.30 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Speaker(s):
Ensuring fair competition, locally and globally - The role of EU competition policy
Registration: Participation request


Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 09.00 to 11.00
Policy Dialogue
Water and agriculture in Europe – Time for an integrated approach
Speaker(s):
Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development
Thierry de l'Escaille, Secretary General, European Landowners’ Organization
Guillaume Gruère, Senior Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Andrea Kohl, Programme Director, WWF-European Policy Office
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: Participation request


Friday, 29 September 2017 - 10.30 to 11.30
Head-to-Head
Universal basic income – Pros and cons
Speaker(s):
Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate,SOAS University of London ; founder member and honorary co-president, Basic Income Earth Network
Daniel Zamora, Co-author of ‘Contre l’allocation universelle’
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Chair)


Registration: Participation request


October 2017

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 14.30 to 16.30
Transatlantic Challenges Policy Dialogue
The changing geopolitics of gas markets - Implications for the EU and the U.S.
Speaker(s):
Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Kirsten Westphal, Researcher, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Stefan Moser, Head of Unit for Security of Supply, DG Energy, European Commission
Jonathan Gaventa, Director, E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Friday, 06 October 2017 - 10.30 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Germany and the Energy Union: lessons and prospects
Speaker(s):
Matthias Buck, Head of EU Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende
Severin Fischer, Senior Researcher, Centre for Security Studies
Tanja Hickel, Consultant for Energy, Maritime Policy, Climate and Environment, Hanse Office
Julian Schorpp, Director European Energy and Climate Policy, DIHK
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Monday, 09 October 2017 - 16.00 to 18.00
Launch Event
The Balkan Barometer 2017: gauging the public and business mood among the EU aspirants
Speaker(s):
Goran Svilanović, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council (Opening)
Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director General, European Commission (Opening)
Vladimir Gligorov, GfK Expert Consultant, Researcher, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Vedran Džihić, Co-Director, Center for Advanced Studies South East Europe ; Senior Lecturer, Institute for Political Sciences, University of Vienna
Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski, Dean, School of Business Economics and Management ; University American College, Skopje
Jesper Johnson, Policy Analyst, OECD SIGMA
Mark Vasić, Senior Manager, International Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
Davor Dubravica, Chairperson, Regional Anti-corruption Initiative
Orhan Usein, Team Leader, Roma Integration 2020
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Please send your participation request to nedima.hadziibrisevic@rcc.int


Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 10.30 to 12.30
Single Market Roundtable
How to improve market surveillance and conformity assessment in the Single Market?
Speaker(s):
Hans Ingels, Head of Unit for Single Market Policy, Mutual Recognition and Surveillance, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, European Commission
Maria Peterson, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
Philippe Portalier, Director Internal Market and Standardisation, Orgalime
Hanane Taidi, Director General, International Federation of Inspection Agencies
Bertrand Deprez, Head of EU Office, Schneider Electric
Malcolm Harbour, EPC Senior Adviser and Chair of the Single Market Roundtable

Registration: By invitation only


Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 14.30 to 16.30
Transatlantic Challenges Policy Dialogue
Europe’s response to growing cybersecurity threats - Lessons from the U.S. experience
Speaker(s):
Joel Brenner, Senior Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pawel Herczynski, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention, European External Action Service
...other speakers to be confirmed

Registration: Not yet open for registration


November 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017 - 10.00 to 17.30
Conference
The Investment Plan for Europe: Investing in social care and support
Speaker(s):
Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
James Crowe, President, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities
Hubert Cottogni, Head of Mandate Management, European Investment Fund
Herman Van Rompuy President, European Policy Centre

...other speakers to be confirmed

Registration: Not yet open for registration