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 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Towards a circular economy - Which economic instruments can drive change?
Peter Handley, Head of Unit Resource Efficiency, Secretariat-General, European Commission
Pavel Telička, Member of the European Parliament
Davor Skrlec, Member of the European Parliament
Lieze Cloots, Head International Policy Unit, Public Waste Agency of Flanders
Leon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING Group
Claire Dadou-Willmann, Director, 2ACR
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

October 2016

Monday, 03 October 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
Eastern Promises Policy Dialogue
What next for the Eastern Partnership?
Speaker(s): Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS
Tom Casier, Director and Senior Lecture, University of Kent
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Open for registration

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 - 11.15 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue + light lunch
Delivering security in a turbulent world: Norway and the EU
Speaker(s): Borge Brende, Foreign Minister of Norway
Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for economic & global issues, European External Action Service
Oda Helen Sletnes, Ambassador of Norway to the EU (opening remarks)
Giovanni Grevi, Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 - 14.30 to 14.30
Policy Dialogue
“Jihad 2.0”: How to tackle online propaganda, radicalisation and recruitment?
Andrea Plebani, Associate Research Fellow, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Milan
Tahir Abbas, Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, UK
David Ibsen, Executive Director, Counter-Extremism Project
Lucinda Armstrong, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission,Andrea Frontini
Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Energy integration in the Baltics - An energy island no more?
Speaker(s): Catharina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit for Networks and Regional Initiatives, DG Energy, European Commission
Pedro Cespedes, LNG Market Analyst, International Energy Agency
Mantas Bartuška, CEO, Klaipėda Nafta
Rolands Irklis, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Latvia
Kinga Raś, Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 15.00 to 18.30
The EU @ Sixty: Unity or polarisation?
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President, European Commission
Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Radosław Sikorski, Former Foreign Minister of Poland
Michael Roth, Deputy Federal Minister for European Affairs, Germany
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Jacki Davis (Moderator)

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
EPC-SITRA Policy Dialogue +Reception
The circular economy going global - How can the EU support sustainable value chains?
Kestutis Sadauskas, Director, Circular Economy & Green Growth, DG Environment, European Commission
Fulvia Raffaelli, Acting Head of Unit Clean Technologies and Products, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Attila Turos, Lead, Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum
Mikko Kosonen, President, Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra)
Lorena Sorrentino, EU Project Manager, CSR Europe
Monica Mireles Serrano, Senior Policy Advisor, Public Affairs, IKEA Group
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 14.00 to 17.00
EPC Energy Poverty Task Force – III Workshop
Financial means to tackle energy poverty in Europe
Speaker(s): Theresa Griffin, Member of the European Parliament
Audrey Dobbins, Researcher, University of Stuttgart
Lieve Fransen, EPC Senior Adviser (Chair)
... and others

Registration: By invitation only