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 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018 - 15.00 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Conflict resolution and peace building in the South Caucasus: the role and impact of the EU
Speaker(s): Toivo Klaar, EU Special Representative to the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia
Roxana Cristescu, Head, Eurasia Programme, Crisis Management Initiative
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 15.00 to 16.30
Policy Briefing
After failure in Crans-Montana – what next for the Cyprus settlement talks?
Speaker(s): James Ker-Lindsay, Professor of Politics and Policy, Saint Mary’s University, London
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


March 2018

Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11.30 to 13.30
Policy Dialogue
Plastics and oceans: How can Europe end further discharge into the oceans?
Speaker(s):
Ola Elvestuen, Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment
Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
Thomas Hartnik, Head of Section for Waste and Contaminated Soil, Norwegian Environment Agency
Eamonn Bates, Secretary General, Pack2Go Europe
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 10.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
The EU-Turkey Statement Two Years On – Lessons Learned
Speaker(s): Renate Tenbusch, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office
Paraskevi Michou, Director General, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Faruk Kaymakcı, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU
Edouard Rodier, Director, Norwegian Refugee Council Europe
Abdullah Ayaz, Acting Director General of Migration Management, Ministry of Interior, Turkey
Manolis Vournous, Mayor of Chios, Greece
Irune Aguirrezabal, Head of the Policy and Programme Support Division EU, International Organisation for Migration
Giulia Laganà, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
Jill Alpes, Researcher, University of Utrecht
Birgit Sippel, Member of the European Parliament
Sophie Magennis, Head of the Policy and Legal Support Unit, Bureau for Europe, UNHCR
Silvena Pesta, Deputy Head of Unit, International Coordination, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Catherine Woollard, Secretary General, ECRE
Marie De Somer, Head of the European Migration and Diversity Programme,
European Policy Centre

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10.00 to 16.45
Conference
Two years after the Brussels attacks: The challenges of jihadist radicalisation in Europe and beyond
Speaker(s): Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium
Herman Van Rompuy, President Emertitus of the European Council; President, European Policy Centre
...other speakers to be confirmed
Registration: Not yet open for registration