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.

April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015 - 14.30 to 15.30
Post-Election Briefing
New faces of change? The consequences of the Finnish parliamentary elections
Speaker(s):
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Jarno Hartikainen, EU correspondent, Kauppalehti
Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 15.00 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Curtailed media freedom - The Achilles heel in Balkan democracies?
Speaker(s): Andris Kesteris, Principal Adviser on Civil Society and Media, DG NEAR, European Commission
Eduard Kukan, Member of the European Parliament
Gordana Igric, Founder and Regional Network Director, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
Tanja Fajon, Member of the European Parliament
Borjan Jovanovski
Journalist, NowaTVweb
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 11.00 to 12.15
Visions for Europe
What future for Europe?
Speaker(s):
Professor Lord Anthony Giddens
Former Director of the London School of Economics and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics
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


Monday, 11 May 2015 - 14.00 to 17.45
Policy Dialogue
The Energy Union: Internal and external views
Speaker(s):
14:00–15:45 Reactions from within
Wim Vandenberghe, University of Leuven and King’s College
Erica Hope, EU Affairs Manager, European Climate Foundation
Sijbren de Jong, Strategic Analyst, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save Energy
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

16:00–17:45 Reactions from outside
Anders Marvik, Head of EU Office, Statoil
Dmitry Semenov, First Secretary for Energy, Russian Mission to the EU
Amanda Paul, Policy Analyst and Senior Programme Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

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


Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 10.00 to 17.15
New Pact for Europe Conference
Is there a need for a ‘new pact for Europe’?
Speaker(s):

Herman Van Rompuy, Former President of the European Council
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament
Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
...and others


Registration: Not yet open for registration


July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 08.30 to 10.00
CHES Annual Lecture (Breakfast)
The Commission's priorities for health
Speaker(s): Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Registration: Open for registration