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.

March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 14.00 to 16.00
Lifting people out of poverty - Can public-private finance truly deliver?
Antti Pekka Karhunen, Head of Unit, Private Sector Development, Trade, Regional Integration, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Celine Charveriat, Director of Advocacy & Campaigns, Oxfam
Jeroen Roodenburg, Director, Sustainable Economic Development and Ambassador for Private Sector & Development Cooperation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Alexander Kohnstamm, Director of External Affairs, PharmAccess Foundation
Rosa Balfour, Director Europe in the World Programme, European Policy Centre

Registration: By invitation only

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 10.00 to 12.30
FutureLab Europe/EPC Policy Dialogue + Documentary Launch
Fighting homelessness – A way towards more social cohesion in Europe
Marian Cramers, Documentary Producer, FutureLab Europe
Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
Michael Ralph, Adviser, Deputy Director General for Implementation, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Liz Gosme, Senior Policy Officer, European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
Paulina Banas, Policy Coordinator, Eurocities

Registration: Open for registration

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 15.00 to 17.00
Turkish Insights Policy Dialogue
Political Islam and democracy: friends or foes?
Kerim Balci, Editor in Chief, Turkish Review
HE Mohamed Fathy Elshazly, Retired former Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey and Saudi Arabia; former Assistant Minister for European Affairs
Daud Abdullah, Director, Middle East Monitor, London
Merete Bilde, Policy Advisor, European External Action Service

Amanda Paul, Policy Aanlyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration

April 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
A connected Digital Single Market - Transforming traditional businesses and creating digital jobs
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission
John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
Ulrich Eckelmann, General Secretary, industriAll

Registration: Not yet open for registration

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 14.30 to 16.30
CHES Policy Dialogue
End-of-life care: combining ethics with economics
Isabel De La Mata, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Secretary General, The Belgian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics
David Morgan, Health Economist, Health Division OECD
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
How can the EU achieve a successful and ambitious EU copyright reform?
Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Ansip, European Commission
Augustin Reyna, Senior Legal Officer and Digital Team Leader, BEUC
Eoin O’Dell, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Caroline de Cock, Managing Director, N-square
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre

Registration: Open for registration

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 08.30 to 10.00
CHES Annual Lecture (Breakfast)
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Registration: Not yet open for registration

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Balkans and media freedom
Andris Kesteris, Principal Adviser on Civil Society and Media, DG NEAR, European Commission
Eduard Kukan, Member of the European Parliament
Gordana Igric, Regional Director, BIRN Serbia
Tanja Fajon, Member of the European Parliament
Borjan Jovanovski, journalist, NowaTVweb

Registration: Not yet open for registration

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 11.00 to 12.15
Visions for Europe
What future for Europe?
Professor Lord Anthony Giddens
Former Director of the London School of Economics and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics
Registration: Not yet open for registration

May 2015

Friday, 08 May 2015 - 14.00 to 14.30
Post-UK Elections Briefing
Registration: Not yet open for registration

June 2015

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
Luxembourg’s priorities for the Presidency of the Council
Christian Braun, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the European Union
Registration: Not yet open for registration