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.

January 2018

Monday, 22 January 2018 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Ukraine: Prospects for 2018
Speaker(s): Svitlana Kobzar, Programme Officer (East), European Endowment for Democracy ; Assistant Professor, Vesalius College
Peter Wagner, Head, Ukraine Support Group, European Commission
Bruno Lété, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Artem Remizov, Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 08.00 to 10.15
CHES Annual Lecture - Breakfast Briefing
The State of Health in the EU - Where are we and how to make progress?
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety
Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General, European Patients’ Forum
Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division, OECD
Pedro Facon, Director-General Healthcare, Belgian Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Sylvain Giraud, Head of Unit, Performance of national health systems, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Registration: Participation request

Monday, 29 January 2018 - 14.00 to 19.00
Launch event of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory
Stepping up the EU fight against energy poverty
Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice–President for the Energy Union
Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
...and others.

Registration from 13.30.To register, please fill in the online form

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 14.00 to 16.00
Policy Dialogue
A lost generation? The impact of youth unemployment on social cohesion in Europe
Speaker(s): Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Beata Nagy, Art Director, JobAct Europe, Projektfabrik
Henning Hoff, Executive Editor of Berlin Policy Journal, (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

February 2018

Thursday, 01 February 2018 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Food waste in Europe – An appetite for reduction?
Speaker(s): Sabine Juelicher, Director for Food and feed safety, innovation, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Riikka Joukio, Senior Vice-President Sustainability and Corporate Affaris, Metsä Group
Rosa Rolle, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer and Team Leader Food Losses and Waste, FAO
Toine Timmermans, Program Manager, Wageningen University & Research; Coordinator, EU REFRESH
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 10.30 to 15.00
Building knowledge – The role of digitalisation
Speaker(s): Martin Bailey, Head of Unit Digital Single Market, Directorate-General for
Communications Networks, Content and Technology
John Ortiz, Director for Product Stewardship, HP
Henning Wilts, Head of research unit circular economy, Wuppertal Institut
Pia Fabrin, Executive officer, Central Denmark Region
And others

Registration: By invitation only

Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10.30 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
The goods package - Is the EU on the right track?
Antti Peltomaki, Deputy Director General, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreeurship and SMEs, European Commission
Stijn Hoorens, Associate Research Director, RAND Europe
Hanane Taidi, Director General, International Federation of Inspection Agencies
Stephen Russell, Secretary General, ANEC
Malcolm Harbour, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request