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.

November 2014

Monday, 03 November 2014 - 16.00 to 18.00
Policy Dialogue
Heading for Peru - The road to an ambitious global climate agreement in 2015?
Speaker(s): Mxolisi Nkosi,Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa to the EU
Jake Werksman, EU Lead Negotiator on Climate Change, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Sam Geall, Executive Editor, China Dialogue, London
Delia Villagrasa, Senior Advisor on Climate Change Diplomacy
Daniele Viappiani, Senior Advisor on Climate Change
Gauri Khanderkar, Head of Programme Agora Asia-Europe, FRIDE
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - 16.00 to 18.00
Policy Dialogue
The economics of EU enlargement to the Balkans - Pillar or straw?
Speaker(s): Christian Danielsson, Director General for Enlargement, European Commission
Milica Delević, Deputy Secretary General, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Milica Uvalić, Professor of Economics, University of Perugia
Sanjin Arifagić, Head of Unit and Coordinator of SEE2020 Strategy, Regional Cooperation Council
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 06 November 2014 - 10.30 to 11.30
Policy Dialogue
Winter is coming – Is the EU ready for possible gas disruptions?
Speaker(s): Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director, Internal Energy Market, DG Energy, European Commission
Dzintars Kaulins, Energy Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU
Uwe Schroeder-Selbach, Energy Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
Thierry Deschuyteneer, Executive Secretary, Gas Infrastructure Europe
Tom Casier, Academic Director, Brussels School of International Studies
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Thursday, 06 November 2014 - 11.30 to 13.00
Roundtable
Hungry for Peace: Positives and pitfalls of local truces and ceasefires in Syria
Speaker(s): Rim Turkmani, Co-founder and President of Madani
Rosa Balfour, Director of the Europe in the World programme, European Policy Centre
Registration: By invitation only


Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 09.00 to 17.00
A new industrial policy for Europe
EPC-European Economic and Social Committee Joint Conference
Speaker(s):
key note speech : Elzbieta Bienkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, EPC
Claire Dhéret, EPC Senior Policy Analyst
Gabriel Crean, Director Europe, CEA and Chair of the EPC Task Force
Ulla Sirkeinen, Member of the EESC and rapporteur of the Communication on Industrial Policy
James Watson, Director of Economic Department, BusinessEurope
Gabriel Crean, Director Europe, CEA and Chair of the EPC Task Force
Robert Stehrer, Deputy Director of Research, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Martin Sieker, President of the Section for Single Market, Production and Consumption, Groupe II
Elie Cohen, Director of Research, CNRS
Linda Hanna, Senior Director of Strategy and Economics, Scottish Enterprise & Representative of the Vanguard Initiative
Carlos Trias Pintó, President of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change, Group III
René van Sloten, Executive Director Industrial Policy, CEFIC
Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit for Eco-innovation and Circular Economy, DG Environment, European Commission


This conference will present and debate the key findings and policy recommendations of the EPC Task Force on ‘A New Industrial Policy for Europe’.
Based on a number of EESC opinions published on the issue and the work of the EPC, including its recent Discussion Paper, the conference will bring together high-level EU and national leaders, researchers, and business representatives.

Click on the link to register: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities-new-ind-policy


Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11.30 to 13.30
Policy Dialogue
Investor-State Dispute Settlement and TTIP – A European Parliament and Member State perspective
Speaker(s): Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Alessia Mosca, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Bruno Maçães, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Portugal
Leopoldo Rubinacci, Head of Unit, Investment, DG Trade
Elena Bryan, Senior Trade Representative, US mission
John Wyles, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre

the registrations are closed


Friday, 21 November 2014 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
Latvia’s priorities for the Presidency of the Council
Speaker(s): H. E. Ilze Juhansone, Permanent Representative of Lativa to the European Union
Registration: Not yet open for registration