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 2019

Friday, 22 March 2019 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
China’s ban on waste imports - Where is Europe one year after?
Speaker(s):
Sarah Nelen, Head of Unit, Waste Management & Secondary Materials,
DG Environment, European Commission
Delphine Lévi Alvarès, Coordinator of the Rethink Plastic Alliance
Olivier Thomas, CEO, SUEZ Trading
Patrick Van den Bossche, Director, Agoria
Stefan Sipka, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Friday, 22 March 2019 - 14.00 to 15.00
Post-Summit Briefing on Brexit
Brexit and more?
Speaker(s):
Larissa Brunner, Policy Analyst,European Policy Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Chair)
Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
The EU-Turkey Statement three years on
Speaker(s):
Andreas Papastavrou, Permanent Representative of Greece to the European Union
Abdullah Ayaz, Director General of Migration Management, Ministry of Interior, Republic of Turkey
Raphael Shilhav, Deputy Head of EU Advocacy Office; EU Migration Policy Advisor, Oxfam International
Catherine Woollard, Secretary General, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Katharina Bamberg, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
...other speakers to be confirmed.

Registration: Participation request


Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
The European Citizens’ Consultations and their follow-up - Making the story a success
Speaker(s):
Luca Jahier, President, European Economic and Social Committee
Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen, Director General for Communication, European Commission
Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General, European Movement International
Jane Suiter, Associate Professor, Dublin City University
Anthony Zacharzewski, President, The Democratic Society
Paul Butcher, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Please confirm your participation by Monday 25 March, on partnerships@eesc.europa.eu


Friday, 29 March 2019 - 09.30 to 11.30
Policy Dialogue
Connecting Europe’s and Japan’s connectivity agendas: Prosperity and security in the Indo-Pacific
Speaker(s):
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Kazuo Kodama, Ambassador of Japan to the European Union
Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service
Masahiro Kawai, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Eva Pejsova, Senior Analyst, EU Institute for Security Studies
Chihaya Kokubo, Senior Assistant Professor, School of International Relations
University of Shizuoka
Giovanni Grevi, Head of Europe in the World programme; Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


April 2019

Monday, 01 April 2019 - 18.30 to 20.00
Policy Dialogue
A future-oriented European industrial policy - What do we need?
Speaker(s): Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 02 April 2019 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
Deal or no deal? The state of play on Brexit
Speaker(s):
Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator, Task Force 50, European Commission
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 02 April 2019 - 14.00 to 16.00
Policy Dialogue
Towards a European sustainable battery industry - How to create jobs for a low carbon society?
Speaker(s):
Joanna Szychowska, Head of Unit Automotive and Mobility Industries, DG GROWTH, European Commission
Johannes Hügel, Research Associate, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Frederic Hauge, Founder and President, Bellona Foundation
Josef Affenzeller, Secretary General, European Green Vehicles Initiative
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 03 April 2019 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
The geopolitical impact of the energy transition - Identifying the challenges for Europe
Speaker(s):
Thijs Van De Graaf, Assistant Professor of International Politics, University of Gent
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Andras Rozmer, Team Leader Energy Diplomacy and Nuclear Safety, European External Action Service
Lisa Fischer, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
Jannik Lindbæk, Vice President, Head of EU affairs office, Equinor
Giovanni Grevi, Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request