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.

February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Turning waste into energy - A real opportunity or a fall-back option?
Speaker(s):
Veronica Vecchio, Policy Officer, Resource Efficiency, Secretariat-General, European Commission
Ella Stengler, Managing Director, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants
Frédéric Aguesse, Director, Waste-to-Energy Technical Center, SUEZ
Joan Marc Simon, Director, Zero Waste Europe
Sofie Bouteligier, Policy Adviser, International Policy Unit, OVAM
Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Armenia’s foreign and security policy in 2017- Challenges and opportunities
Speaker(s):
Richard Giragosian, Director, Regional Studies Center, Yerevan
Dirk Schuebel, Head of Division for Eastern Partnership, European External Action Service
Stanislav Secrieru, Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
Dennis Sammut, Director, LINKS
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 10.00 to 12.30
Single Market Roundtable
Are we building a real Digital Single Market for consumers?
Speaker(s):
Werner Stengg, Head of Unit for e-commerce and platforms, DG Connect, European Commission
Dita Charanzová, Member of the European Parliament
Agustín Reyna, Digital Team Leader, BEUC
Damir Filipovic, Digital Enterprise and Consumers Policy, Digital Europe
Malcolm Harbour, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: By invitation only


March 2017

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 10.30 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
The Services Package - Is the EU on the right track?
Speaker(s):
Robert Strauss, Head of Unit, Service Policy and Consumers, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Ben Butters, Policy Director, Eurochambres
Thiebaut Weber, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
Arnold Pindar, President, ANEC
Malcolm Harbour, EPC Senior Adviser and Chair of the Single Market (Chair)

Registration: Open for registration


Friday, 03 March 2017 - 10.00 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Putting social investment first - Time for a new narrative for Europe
Speaker(s):
Klaus Heeger, Secretary-General, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
Allan Larsson, Special Adviser on the European Pillar of Social Rights, European Commission
Maria Joao Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group First Vice-President and Parliamentary Secretary
Conny Reuter, Secretary General, Solidar
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Lieve Fransen, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 07 March 2017 - 09.00 to 11.00
Policy Dialogue
EU-Azerbaijan relations: taking the relationship to a higher level
Speaker(s):
Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament
HE Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Azerbaijan
Fuad Muradov, Member of Parliament, Azerbaijan
Dirk Schuebel, Head of Division, Eastern Partnership bilateral, European External Action Service
Andrejs Mamikins, Member of the European Parliament
Cavanshir Feyziyev, Member of Parliament, Azerbaijan
Matt Bryza, Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Zaur Shiriyev, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Amanda Paul (Moderator), Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 14.30 to 15.30
Head to head
The EU-Turkey statement: Success or failure?
Speaker(s): Birgit Sippel, Member of European Parliament
Gerald Knaus, Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
Digital Enlargement: Empowering public administrations and businesses in aspiring EU countries
Speaker(s):
Hon Dr Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and 2017 Presidency (opening remarks)
Emanuel Darmanin, Head of Strategy and Business, Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)
Jean Jacques Leandri, SGMAP- Secrétariat Général à la Modernisation de l’action publique
Andrea Halmos, Policy Officer, E Government and Trust, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission (DG Connect)
Marzena Kisielewska, Head of South East Europe Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Goran Pastrovic, Programme Manager, Regional School of Public Adminsitration (ReSPA)
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration