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.

May 2015

Friday, 08 May 2015 - 09.00 to 18.00
Joint Conference with Centro Studi sul Federalismo in Turin
A New Industrial Policy for the European Union
Speaker(s): Piero Fassino, Mayor of the City of Torino
Giuseppina De Santis, Councillor for Productive Activities - Piedmont Region
Flavio Brugnoli, Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Dominique Foray, University of Lausanne
Uwe Cantner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Pietro Terna, Collegio Carlo Alberto
Simone Vannuccini, Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Italian Council of the European Movement
Francisco Caballero-Sanz, European Commission - DG GROW
Dominique Futschik, BUSINESSEUROPE
Patrizio Bianchi, University of Ferrara and Emilia-Romagna Region
Claire Dhéret, European Policy Centre

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Friday, 08 May 2015 - 14.00 to 15.30
EPC Elections Monitor
The UK elections – On the road to Brexit?
Speaker(s):
John Wyles, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
Registration: Open for registration


Monday, 11 May 2015 - 14.00 to 17.45
Policy Dialogue
The Energy Union: Internal and external views
Speaker(s):
14:00–15:45 Views from within
Wim Vandenberghe, Special Counsel at Dechert LLP; Visiting lecturer on competition law and regulated networks, University of Leuven and King’s College
Sijbren de Jong, Strategic Analyst, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save Energy
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

16:00–17:45 Views from outside
Anders Marvik, Head of EU Office, Statoil
Efgan Niftiyev, Strategy and Policy Coordinator, Caspian Strategy Institute
Dmitry Semenov, First Secretary for Energy, Russian Mission to the EU
Andriy Kobolyev, CEO, Naftogaz
Amanda Paul, Policy Analyst & Senior Programme Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
Implementing the Serbia-Kosovo Agreement - Lost in stagnation?
Speaker(s):
Ulrike Lunacek, Member of the European Parliament
Haki Abazi, Program Director for the Western Balkans Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Jeta Xharra, Kosovo Director,Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Kosovo
Valerie Hopkins, Journalist, Author of BIG DEAL
Rasa Nedeljkov, Programme Manager, Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability, Serbia
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
The IMF Outlook for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe - Mind the credit gaps
Speaker(s):
Jörg Decressin, Deputy Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund
Anna Ilyina, Chief, Emerging Economies Division, European Department, International Monetary Fund
István P. Székely, Country Director, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Paul Ivan, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Friday, 22 May 2015 - 10.00 to 11.30
Policy Briefing
The better regulation package
Speaker(s):
Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, European Commission
Registration: Not yet open for registration


June 2015

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 09.00 to 18.00
OECD Conference in Paris
Investing in the Future: People, Planet, Prosperity

For more information and registration, see the OECD website


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


Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 10.00 to 17.15
New Pact for Europe Conference
Is there a need for a ‘new pact for Europe’?
Speaker(s):
Herman Van Rompuy, Former President of the European Council
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, European Commission
Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament
Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission

Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
...and others


Registration: Not yet open for registration


July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 08.30 to 10.00
CHES Annual Lecture (Breakfast)
The Commission's priorities for health
Speaker(s): Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Registration: Open for registration