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.

November 2018

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 08.30 to 10.00
Breakfast Policy Briefing
The state of the transatlantic partnership - A U. S. perspective
Gordon Sondland, Ambassador of the Mission of the United States to the EU
Registration: Registration closed

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 14.30 to 17.30
High-level Discussion
Developing an ethical framework for all non-medical sciences: Research funding and ethics
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Ron Iphofen, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (Chair)
Helen Kara, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Visiting Fellow, UK National Centre for Research Methods
Isidoros Karatzas, Head of sector “Ethics and Research integrity” DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Jim Dratwa, Head of office, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Filipa Ferraz de Oliveira, Head of Sector “Ethics and Redress”, European Research Council

Registration: By invitation only

Monday, 19 November 2018 - 16.00 to 17.30
Policy Dialogue
Nearing a final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia? - A Kosovan parliamentary perspective
Enver Hoxhaj, Deputy Prime Minister, Vice-president PDK and former Foreign Minister of Kosovo
Adrian Gjini, AAK Vice-president, former head of AAK caucus and current Mayor of Gjakova
Lutvi Haziri, Vice-president LDK, Mayor of Gjilan
Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Leader of Alternativa, Kosovo
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
A Balkan perspective on public administration reform - Who is moving forward and who is falling behind?
Milena Lazarević, Programme Director and WeBER Project Manager, CEP Belgrade
Miloš Đinđić, Lead WeBER Researcher, CEP Belgrade
Aleka Papa, Programme Manager, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana
Arbëresha Loxha, Senior Research Fellow, Group for Legal and Political Studies, Prishtina
Anida Šabanović, Researcher, Foreign Policy Initiative, Sarajevo
Aleksandra Ivanovska, Researcher, European Policy Institute, Skopje
Ana Đurnić, Researcher, Institute Alternative, Podgorica
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request

Friday, 23 November 2018 - 10.00 to 12.30
Addressing the key barriers to a Circular Economy: Information transfer
Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Digital Single Market, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Wilfried Oppermann, Head of Environmental Product related protection, Siemens AG
Pascal Leroy, Secretary General at the WEEE Forum
Stephane Arditi, Policy Manager for Circular Economy, Products and Waste, European Environmental Bureau
Pierre Blanc, Key Accounts Innovation Manager, TagItSmart
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 12.00 to 14.00
Policy Dialogue
Competing priorities at the EU’s external border
Frank Mc Namara, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Francesca Fabbri, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Roderick Parkes, Senior Analyst, EUISS
Sebastian Vagt, European Affairs Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 12.30 to 15.30
Policy Dialogue
Moving beyond Libya’s political deadlock: What role for the EU?
Stephanie Williams, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya; United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Mary Fitzgerald, Freelance journalist and researcher
Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, Chatham House
Hala Bugaighis, Libyan Business Lawyer, Founder of Jusoor Centre for Studies & Development
Francesco Strazzari, Professor, Sant’Anna, Scuola Universitaria Superiore di Pisa
Giulia Laganà, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
Lorenzo Kluzer, Head of Libya Desk, European External Action Service
Tobias Schumacher, Professor, Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, College of Europe

Please send your registration request to the Open Society European Policy Institute:  

Friday, 30 November 2018 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
The priorities of the Romanian Presidency
Ambassador Luminiţa Teodora Odobescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union
Registration: Not yet open for registration