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.

October 2014

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 10.00 to 16.00
Forced migration project: how can the EU play a greater and more coordinated role?
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, Director of research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (Sciences-Po, Paris)
Prof. Gian Carlo Blangiardo, Full Professor at the Milan Bicocca University and Head of the Statistical Unit of Ismu Foundation (Foundation for Initiatives and Studies on Multi-Ethnicity)

Registration: By invitation only

Thursday, 02 October 2014 - 10.30 to 12.00
Expert Roundtable
Reform of the peacekeeping mission in Transnistria: A premise for conflict settlement
Leo Litra,Senior Fellow, Institute of World Policy, Kyiv
Corneliu Ciurea, Analyst, Institute for Development and Social Initiatives "Viitorul"
Erwan Fouéré, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS; former Special Representative for the Irish 2012 OSCE Chairmanship for the Transdniestrian settlement process
Amanda Paul, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only

Monday, 06 October 2014 - 11.15 to 12.45
Policy Dialogue
The Syrian refugee crisis: a global and humanitarian challenge
Speaker(s): Simon Henshaw, U. S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Jean Louis De Brouwer, Director of Operations, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, European Commission
Rebecca Blackledge, Senior External Relations Officer, UNHCR Brussels
Yves Pascouau, Director of Migration and Mobility Policies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
Registration: Open for registration

Monday, 06 October 2014 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Georgia 2008-Ukraine 2014: Implications of the Euro-Atlantic Choice
Alex Petriashvili, Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Georgia
Neil MacFarlane, Professor of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University
Juris Poikens, Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
Vasil Sikharulidze, Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia
Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Russia Centre
Amanda Paul, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: Open for registration

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 15.00 to 17.00
CHES Policy Dialogue
Migrants in the health sector in Europe - Rather carer than patient?
Speaker(s): Giuliana Urso, Migration Health Officer, International Organisation for Migration
Caroline Hager, Policy Officer, Healthcare Systems, DG Health & Consumers, European Commission
Maria Brättemark, Policy Officer, Immigration and integration, DG Home Affairs, European Commission
Kate Ling, Senior European Policy Manager at the NHS European Office
Yves Pascouau, Director of Migration and Mobility Policies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration

November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 09.00 to 17.00
A new industrial policy for Europe
EPC-European Economic and Social Committee Joint Conference

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.

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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