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 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 14.30 to 15.30
Head to Head
The EU-Turkey statement: Success or failure?
Speaker(s): Birgit Sippel, Member of European Parliament
Gerald Knaus, Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative

Registration: Registration closed


Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 16.00 to 17.30
Policy Dialogue
One year after the Brussels attacks - The challenges of jihadist radicalisation in Europe and beyond
Speaker(s):
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre
Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union
Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Security and the Interior, Belgium
Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
Roberta Bonazzi, Founder and President, European Foundation for Democracy
Alexander Ritzmann, Executive Director, European Foundation for Democracy and Co-Chairman, Communication and Narratives Working Group, Radicalisation Awareness Network
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: Registration closed


Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 11.00 to 12.30
Policy Briefing
Security sector reform in Georgia - Where are we?
Speaker(s): Giorgi Mghebrishvili, Minister of Internal Affairs, Republic of Georgia

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 27 March 2017 - 12.30 to 13.30
Post-Summit Briefing
Speaker(s):
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 14.30 to 16.30
CHES Policy Dialogue
Self-care and eHealth literacy – Key components in the transition to sustainable health systems?
Speaker(s):
Hubertus Cranz, Director-General, Association of the European Self-Medication Industry
Jim Dratwa, Head of Office, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies European Commission
Kristin Semancik, Research and Policy Officer, European Institute of Women’s Health
Birgitta Sacrédeus, Chairperson, Committee of the Regions, Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing
Hans Martens, Chair of CHES and Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
Digital Enlargement: Empowering public administrations and businesses in aspiring EU countries
Speaker(s):
Hon. Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and 2017 Presidency (opening remarks)
Emanuel Darmanin, Head of Strategy and Business, Malta Information Technology Agency
Jean Jacques Leandri, e-Government Expert, Secretariat-General for government modernization, France
Andrea Halmos, Policy Officer, eGovernment and Trust, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Marzena Kisielewska, Head of South East Europe Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development
Goran Pastrovic, Programme Manager, Regional School of Public Administration
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Friday, 31 March 2017 - 10.00 to 13.00
Energy Poverty Task Force
Lifting people out of energy poverty – How to measure progress?
Speaker(s):
Benedek Javor , Member of the European Parliament
Audrey Dobbins, Researcher, University of Stuttgart
Jessica Yearwood, Consultant, Trinomics
Sandrine Meyer, Researcher, ULB
Tess Penne, Researcher, University of Antwerp
Harriet Thomson, Researcher, University of Manchester
Emeline Stievenart, Associated Director, Kimso
Eero Ailio, Deputy Head of Unit, Retail Markets; Coal and Oil, European Commission
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Marco Guili, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Registration: By invitation only


April 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
Brexiting the Energy Union
Speaker(s):
Leigh Hancher, Professor of Law, University of Tilburg and European University Institute
Carole Mathieu, Research Fellow, Ifri
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
Registration: Participation request


May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 09.00 to 16.00
Spring of Philanthropy 2017 (Brussels)
Boost Philanthropy in Europe
Speaker(s): Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Member of the Peacejam Foundation
Ronald Bruder, Founder; Chair of the Board, Education For Employment Foundation
Luc Tayart de Borms, Managing director, King Baudouin Foundation
Lisa Hehenberger, Lecturer, ESADE Business School ; Strategic advisor, EVPA ; Member, E.C.’s Exper t Group on Social Entrepreneurship
Gerry Salole, Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre
François Debiesse, Président exécutif, Admical
Professor Filipe Santos, Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Insead ; President, Portugal Inovação Social ; Board Member, EVPA
Dr. Michael Fembek, Director, The Zero Project
Laurent Thieule, President, FC Kraainem
Domitie De Laroullière, Managing Director, Ecole de la Philanthropie
Edilia Gänz, Director, Fedora
Jürgen Griesbeck, Founder - CEO, Streetfootballworld
Professor Theo Schuyt, President, European Research Network on Philanthropy; Hoogleraar Filantropische Studies, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Hanna Surmatz, Legal Counsel, European Foundation Centre
Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council; President of the European Policy Centre
Jacki Davis, Meade Davis Communications ( Moderator)

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