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.

May 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016 - 14.00 to 16.00
Policy Dialogue
The Aviation Strategy for Europe – Clear skies ahead?
Speaker(s): Filip Cornelis, Acting Director for Aviation and international transport affairs, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Wim van de Camp, Member of the European Parliament (European People's Party)
Brian Moran, Vice President Government Affairs, Europe, Boeing
Luc Tytgat, Strategy and Safety Management Director, European Aviation Safety Agency
Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, Airlines for Europe
Bill Hemmings, Director, Aviation and Shipping, Transport and Environment
Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request

June 2016

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 - 08.00 to 09.15
Breakfast Policy Briefing
The priorities of the Slovak Republic Presidency of the Council
Speaker(s): Miroslav Lajčák, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic
Peter Javorčík, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the EU

Registration: Registration closed

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 - 14.30 to 17.30
Single Market Roundtable
Revising mutual recognition: what is next for the single market for goods?
Registration: By invitation only

Thursday, 02 June 2016 - 10.00 to 11.30
Policy Dialogue
Saving Schengen: discussing the options
Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, Hungary
Marco Peronaci, Special Advisor of the Minister of Interior, Italy
Ildikó Voller Szenci, Head of Brussels Office, Antall József Knowledge Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 13.00 to 16.45
EPC-Egmont Roundtable
A China-led multilateral system on the rise?


This select roundtable will bring together representatives of the academic world, EU and international financial institutions and BRICS nations to discuss China's rise in the multilateral system. For further details, please contact Balazs Ujvari

Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 14.30 to 16.00
Policy Dialogue
A Polish view on the Energy Union
Szymon Polak, First Secretary for Energy, Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU
Julia Michalak, Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs
Jakub Przyborowicz, Coordinator of European Institutions Affairs, Central Europe Energy Partners
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, EPC (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 10.30 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Towards a circular economy - Which economic instruments can drive change?
Speaker(s): Peter Handley, Head of Unit Resource Efficiency, Secretariat-General, European Commission
Leon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING Group
Claire Dadou-Willmann, 2ACR
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 16.00 to 18.00
Book Launch and Panel Debate
Britain and Europe: A new settlement?
Andrew Duff, Visiting Fellow, European Policy Centre
Kirsty Hughes, Associate Fellow, Friends of Europe
Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

Registration: Not yet open for registration

October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 15.00 to 19.00
Save the Date!
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
…and others
Registration: Not yet open for registration