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.

March 2015

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 08.30 to 10.00
Breakfast Policy Briefing with European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič
The European Energy Union: challenges ahead
Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 14.30 to 16.30
Eastern Promises Policy Dialogue
Defining the Caspian: The Southern energy corridor & the geopolitics of EU energy security
Speaker(s): Mehmet Ogutcu, Chairman, Global Resources Corporation
Dimitar Bechev, Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics
Andrey Konoplyanik, Professor, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas
David Jalilvand, Free University of Berlin Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Brendan Devlin, Advisor, DG Energy, European Commission
Danila Bochkarev, Research Fellow, East-West Institute
Registration: Open for registration


Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 14.30 to 18.00
Conference
The European environment - State and outlook 2015: Linking current knowledge and policies to future ambitions
Speaker(s): Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
Kaspars Gerhards, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member of European Parliament
Alexandre Affre, Director for Industrial Affairs, BUSINESSEUROPE
Génon K. Jensen, Executive Director, Health and Environment Alliance
Henry Saint-Bris, Senior Vice-President, Suez Environnement
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Registration closed


Friday, 13 March 2015 - 10.00 to 12.00
CHES Policy Dialogue
Towards better healthcare systems: is good performance dependent on how much we spend?
Speaker(s): Maria Iglesia Gomez, Head of Unit, Healthcare Systems, DG SANTE, European Commission
Michael Van Den Berg, Project leader and researcher, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
Hans Martens, Chair of CHES
Registration: Open for registration


Monday, 16 March 2015 - 15.00 to 07.00
Eastern Promises Policy Dialogue
Preserving peace and security: searching for assertive answers to hybrid challenges
Speaker(s): Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Algirdas Jakubčionis, Professor of History, University of Vilnius
James Sherr, Senior Associate, Chatham House
Nataliya Gumenyuk, Foreign Reporter, Hromadske.TV, Ukraine
Sergey Utkin, Head of Department of Strategic Assessment, Centre for Situation Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Alain Le Roy, Secretary General, European External Action Service
Amanda Paul, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 14.00 to 16.00
Policy Dialogue
TTIP and emerging market economies - Launching the debate
Speaker(s):
Signe Ratso, Director, Trade Strategy and Analysis, Market Access, DG Trade, European Commission
Elena Bryan, Senior Trade Representative, U.S. Mission to the European Union
Xiang Yu, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China
Ulrich Schoof, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Foundation
Yvonne Stinson, Chief Negotiator of Mexico on trade and economic issues
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 16.00 to 17.00
Policy Briefing
The status quo in Cyprus and the way forward
Speaker(s): Ergün Olgun, Chief Negotiator for the Turkey Cypriot Community in the UN Cyprus Peace Settlement Negotiations
Registration: Not yet open for registration


Monday, 23 March 2015 - 13.00 to 14.00
Policy Briefing
Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
Registration: Not yet open for registration


Monday, 23 March 2015 - 15.30 to 17.00
Post-Summit Briefing
Registration: Not yet open for registration


April 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 08.30 to 10.00
CHES Annual Lecture (Breakfast)
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Registration: Not yet open for registration


May 2015

Friday, 08 May 2015 - 14.00 to 14.30
Post-UK Elections Briefing
Registration: Not yet open for registration


June 2015

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