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.

April 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 14.00 to 16.00
Workshop
Leveraging the potential of the circular economy through the bioeconomy
Speaker(s):
Daniel Badman, Director Public Affairs, Stora Enso
Elisabetta Balzi, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Catherine Bowyer, Senior Policy Analyst, IEEP
Bengt Wennerstein, Enterprise Attache, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only


Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 14.30 to 16.30
Single Market Roundtable
Improving the Single Market through VAT action: assessing the EU proposals and the way forward
Speaker(s):
Timothy Hayes, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
Paul Gisby, Manager, Accountancy Europe
James Waterworth, Director for EU policy, Amazon
Malcolm Harbour, Senior Policy Adviser, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: By invitation only


Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11.30 to 13.30
Policy Dialogue
Reducing CO2 emissions for shipping: which way forward?
Speaker(s):
Christine Berg, Head of Unit Maritime Safety, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, International Maritime Organization
Jannik Lindbaek, Head of EU Office, Statoil
Femke de Jong, Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


May 2018

Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 11.00 to 12.30
EPC-DG NEAR Policy Dialogue
EU enlargement to the Balkans: all on board!
Speaker(s): Christian Danielsson, Director General, DG NEAR, European Commission
Dimiter Tzantchev, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the EU
Fiona Mcllwham, Director, Western Balkans department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Srdjan Majstorovic, President of the Governing Board, CEP Belgrade
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 14.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Fostering member state cooperation on drug pricing and policies – Lessons from the BeNeLuxA initiative
Speaker(s):
Maggie De Block, Minister of Public Health & Social Affairs, Belgium
José Inácio Faria, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People's Party
Diane Kleinermans, Cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Public Health & Social Affairs
Simone Boselli, Public Affairs Director, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe
Jaime Espin, WHO expert; Professor, Andalusian School of Public Health
Elizabeth Kuiper, Executive Director for Public Affairs, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 14 May 2018 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Immigration to the UK post-Brexit -Taking back control?
Speaker(s):
Jean Lambert, Member of the European Parliament
Steve Peers, Professor of EU and Human Rights Law, University of Essex
Colin Yeo, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers, Founder; Author at Free Movement immigration law blog
Frank McNamara, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
Registration: Not yet open for registration


Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 10.00 to 16.00
EPC-WWF Policy Dialogue
Plan it right: fighting climate change through 2050 strategies
Speaker(s):
Andrea Kohl, WWF European Policy Office, Acting Director
Mauro Petriccione, Director General for Climate Action, European Commission
Tomasz Chruszczow, COP24 Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Poland
Martin Weiss, Unit Climate Protection, German Ministry for Environment
Richard Baron, Executive Director, 2050 Pathways Platform
Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament
Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, Climate KIC
Imke Lübbeke, Head of Unit, EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office
Henri Waisman, Coordinator, Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Network, IDDRI
Martin Weiss, Unit Climate Protection, Ministry for Environment, Germany
Eva Svedling, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Sweden
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: Not yet open for registration


Tuesday, 29 May 2018 -
OECD FORUM 2018
OECD Forum 29-30 May

 

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 14.30 to 15.30
Head-to-Head
Universal basic income v. A European minimum income - Finding the best answer to Europe’s social challenges
Speaker(s): Anne Van Lancker, Policy Coordinator, European Minimum Income Network
Yannick Vanderborght, Professor of Political Science, Université Saint-Louis
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request