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.

October 2018

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 10.00 to 11.30
Policy Dialogue
Enhancing transatlantic cybersecurity cooperation
Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity Executive in Residence, Columbia University Center for Technology Management
Rory Domm, Acting Head of Division Security Policy and Space policy
European External Action Service
Jamie Shea, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 12.00 to 14.30
Lunchtime Discussion
‘Humanity at Risk’: A global view on terrorism
Sundeep Waslekar, President, Strategic Foresight Group
John Alderdice, Director, Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict
Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations
Mustafa Cerić, President, World Bosniac Congress
Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director, Europol
Ben Pugsley, Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Kindly register by 22 October 2018 here.

Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register directly, please send an email to

Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11.15 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
The EU-China Strategic Partnership 15 years on - What direction for the next 15 years?
Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the EU
Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and Pacific, European External Action Service
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request

November 2018

Monday, 05 November 2018 - 14.00 to 16.00
Expert Roundtable
Carbon price floors in Europe Addressing desirability and impact
Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit for ETS Policy Development and Auctioning, DG Climate Action European Commission
Robert Ritz, Assistant Director, Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge
Richard Cowart, Director, Regulatory Assistance Project
Femke de Jong, Director for EU Policy, Carbon Market Watch
Jose Arceluz Ogando, Director of Regulation – Energy and Climate Action, Iberdrola
Vincenzo Conforti, EU Government Affairs Manager, Eni
Yue Dong, Deputy Head of Unit for Carbon Markets
French Ministry for the Ecologic Transition
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 10.00 to 12.00
Beyond the hype: Artificial intelligence
Donagh Buckley, Senior Director, Dell EMC Research Europe
Nancy Rademaker, Partner & Professional keynote speaker, nexxworks
Michel Servoz, Senior Adviser for Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of European Labour Law, European Political Strategy Centre
Annika Hedberg, Senior Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 15.00 to 17.30
A blueprint for the EU after 2019
Herman Van Rompuy, President, European Policy Centre
Andrew Duff, President of the Spinelli Group
Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King's College London
George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens, University of Economics & Business
Almut Möller, Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow
James Watson, Director of Economics, Business Europe
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Annika Hedberg, Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme, European Policy Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Jacki Davis, Journalist; Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Participation request

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Friday, 23 November 2018 - 10.00 to 12.30
Digital Roadmap for a Circular Economy Workshop
Information Transfer: developing an EU information system
Speakers to be announced

Registration: By invitation only