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.

June 2015

Monday, 01 June 2015 - 16.30 to 19.00
“Queens of Syria” Film Screening & Discussion
Culture and conflict: Healing Syria’s wounds
Speaker(s): Yasmin Fedda, Filmmaker, Queens of Syria
Patrice Bergamini, Head of Division for Regional Partnerships and Horizontal Issues Directorate, Northern Africa, Middle East, and Arabian Peninsula European External Action Service
Abdullah Alkafri, Executive Manager of Syrian NGO ‘Ettijahat Independent Culture’, Playwright
Rosa Balfour, Director of the Europe in the World Programme, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


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, 02 June 2015 - 11.00 to 12.15
Policy Briefing
Scotland’s commitment to Europe
Speaker(s): Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Registration: Registration closed


Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
Luxembourg’s priorities for the Council Presidency
Speaker(s):
Christian Braun, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the European Union

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Capacity markets and the energy union: uneasy relationship?
Speaker(s):
Bertrand Deprez, Policy Working Group Chair, Smart Energy Demand Coalition
Marcin Stoczkiewicz, Head of Climate and Energy, Client Earth
Colas Chabanne, Convenor of the Working Group on Market Design & RES, ENTSO-E
Michel Matheu, Head of EU Strategy, EDF
Dimitri Pescia, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 11.00 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Getting the fundamentals right: Public administration reform in the Western Balkans
Speaker(s): Kori Udovički, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government
Simon Mordue, Director for Strategy and Turkey, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Milena Lazarevic, Senior Project Manager, European Policy Centre Belgrade

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 15.00 to 17.00
Eastern Promises Policy Dialogue
Security in the South Caucasus and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Speaker(s): David Shahnazaryan, Senior Analyst, Regional Studies Centre Yerevan
Zaur Shiriyev, Visiting Fellow, Chatham House
HE Juris Poikens, Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 10.00 to 17.30
New Pact for Europe Conference
Is there a need for a ‘new pact' for Europe?
Speaker(s): Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission
Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue
Harlem Désir, Secretary of State for European Affairs, France
Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Bundestag
Elmar Brok, Member of the European Parliament
Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament
Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament
Elsa Fornero, Professor of Political Economy, the University of Turin
Roger Liddle, Member of the House of Lords; Chair of Policy Network
Loukas Tsoukalis, President of ELIAMEP

Programme and Registration


Monday, 22 June 2015 - 15.30 to 17.30
Policy Dialogue
The EU and the U.S. in Asia: Cooperation or competition?
Speaker(s):
Hans Binnendijk, Senior Fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Lisa Buzenas, Political Officer responsible for Asia, U.S. Mission to the EU
Michael Reiterer, Principal Advisor for Asia, European External Action Service
Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre
Rosa Balfour, Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: 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