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.

February 2016

Monday, 08 February 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
Eastern Promises Policy Dialogue
Azerbaijan-EU relations - Challenges and opportunities
Speaker(s): Dirk Schuebel, Head of the Division for Bilateral Relations with the Eastern Partnership Countries, EEAS
Svante Cornell, Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Programme, Johns Hopkins University
Michel Ivor, Director, The Caucasus Interface
Mukhtar Hajizada, Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Khazar University

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 14.30 to 16.00
Policy Dialogue
The European economic outlook 2016
Speaker(s): Christian Kastrop, Director, Policy Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD
José Leandro, Director, Policy, Strategy and Co-ordination, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist, European Policy Centre

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 10.00 to 12.00
CHES Policy Dialogue
The health state of the Union
Speaker(s): Philippe De Backer, Member of European Parliament; Member of ENVI Committee (ALDE)
Bolesław G. Piecha, Member of European Parliament; Member of ENVI Committee (ECR)
Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management,
DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Yannis Natsis, Policy Coordinator, Access to Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Hans Martens, Chair of CHES; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 13.00 to 14.00
Sixty Minute Briefing
The refugee crisis: an insider’s view for outsiders
Speaker(s): Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Permanent Representation of Luxemburg to the EU

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
EPC Digital Media Task Force
Changing media landscape in a connected Digital Single Market: State of play, opportunities and challenges for digital media and news
Speaker(s): Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Martin Senftleben, Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Law, VU University of Amsterdam
Jakob Kucharczyk, Director, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only


Monday, 22 February 2016 - 15.30 to 16.30
Post-Summit Briefing
Deal or no deal?
Speaker(s): Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Matthew Holehouse, Political Correspondent, The Telegraph
Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 14.15 to 16.00
EU-US Security Forum Policy Dialogue
The European security order after Crimea
Speaker(s): Robert Bell, Senior Civilian Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe; Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Steven Pifer, Director, Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, The Brookings Institution; former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Stefan Lehne, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe
Joëlle Jenny, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention, European External Action Service
Paul Ivan, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
Registration: Not yet open for registration


Monday, 29 February 2016 - 14.00 to 16.00
Digital Media Task Force Workshop
Achieving a well-functioning marketplace for copyright – Is there a need for radical change?
Speaker(s): Anna Herold, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Oettinger, European Commission
Olav Stokkmo, CEO, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament
Jakob Kucharczyk, Director, Computer and Communications Industry Association
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: By invitation only