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.

July 2016

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 - 16.00 to 17.30
Vision for Europe
Can the European project be saved?
Speaker(s): Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens; President, Hellenic Foundation for Europe and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens
Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council; President, European Policy Centre
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Thursday, 07 July 2016 - 15.00 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
The EU and the Balkans: In pursuit of economic convergence
Speaker(s): Andreas Papadopoulos, Special Advisor, DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Birgitte Bjørnbak, Vice-President of the Economic Policy Committee, Chief Advisor, International Economics Department, Ministry of Finance, Denmark
Milovan Filimonović, State Secretary in Ministry of Finance of Serbia
Uwe Stamm, Head of Unit for the enlargement countries, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Dušan Reljić, Head of SWP Office, Brussels
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Friday, 08 July 2016 - 13.00 to 15.00
EU-U.S. Security Forum Policy Dialogue & Networking Lunch
Countering violent extremism in the Western Balkans and Turkey
Speaker(s): Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, European Council on Foreign Relations
Peter Spoor , Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union
Ruşen Çakır, Turkish Journalist and Author, Founder of medyascope.tv
Gjergji Vurmo, Programme Director, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Albania
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 11 July 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
CHES Policy Dialogue
The Sustainable Development Goal on health: Implications for the EU
Speaker(s): Bettina Menne, Coordinator, Health and Development, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Nicola Bedlington,Secretary General, European Patients' Forum
Canice Nolan,Senior Coordinator for Global Health, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 16.30 to 18.00
Policy Dialogue
Immigration and national identity - What strategies for integration?
Speaker(s): Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center; EPC Academic Fellow
Tanja Fajon, Member of European Parliament
Antoine Savary, Deputy Head of Unit, Legal Migration and Integration
DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Annica Ryngbeck, Policy & Advocacy Adviser, Social Platform
Yves Pascouau, Director, Migration and Mobility Policies, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request


October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 15.00 to 19.00
Save the Date!
EPC 20th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
Speaker(s): Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
…and others
Registration: Not yet open for registration