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 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 14.00 to 17.45
EPC-SCER Policy Roundtable + Drinks reception
The Future of the EU & Future of the UK, Scotland & EU Relationship
Speaker(s):
Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Scottish Government (Keynote)
Danuta Huebner MEP, Chair, Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament (Keynote)
Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, member Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
Pierre Vimont, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe, former Executive Secretary-General of European External Action Service
John Kerr, Member of the House of Lords; former UK Permanent Representative to the EU
Émer Deane, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU
Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

Registration: Registration closed


Friday, 24 November 2017 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
The priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Speaker(s):
Monika Panayotova, Deputy Minister, Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018
Janis A. Emmanoulidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 27 November 2017 - 10.00 to 17.30
Conference
The Investment Plan for Europe: Investing in social care and support
Speaker(s):
James Crowe, President, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities
Herman Van Rompuy, President, European Policy Centre; President Emeritus, European Council
Jose Manuel Fernandes, Member of the European Parliament ; Rapporteur on the European Fund for Strategic Investments
Laurent Zylberberg, President, European Association of Long Term Investors
Conny Reuter, President, Social Services Europe
Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy Managing Director, European Fund for Strategic Investments
Lieve Fransen, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre
Eugene Zhuchenko, Executive Director, Long-term Infrastructure Investors Association
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

...and others

 You can find the full programme here
You can register here. Deadline: 20th November 2017 


Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
COP 23 - Outcomes and next steps
Speaker(s):
Elina Bardram, Head of Unit, International and Inter-institutional Relations, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Deo Saran, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Fiji
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Vice President, Committee of the Regions Bureau; Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia, Greece
Ulriikka Aarnio, International Climate Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network Europe
Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 10.00 to 13.00
CHES Conference
Health in all policies: Moving from media headlines to policy actions
Speaker(s):
Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary-General, Safe Food Advocacy Europe
Christiaan Decoster, Mental Health Policy Expert; Former Director General for Health Services, Belgian Federal Public Health Service
Isabel De La Mata, Principal Adviser, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Yves Pascouau, Senior Adviser on migration and mobility policies, European Policy Centre
Sarah Wheaton, Senior Health Reporter, POLITICO
Matthias Wismar, Health Policy Analyst, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Iman Boot, Policy Officer, Policy perspectives Unit, DG Agriculture, European Commission
Louise Duprez, Senior Policy Officer, European Environmental Bureau
Frauke Hoss, Policy Officer, Clean Air Unit, DG for Environment, European Commission
Maria Nyman, Director, Mental Health Europe
Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor, IOM-Migration Health Division
Hans Martens, Chair of CHES, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 14.30 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Is Schengen fit for purpose? Discussing updates to the Schengen Borders Code
Speaker(s):
Carlos Coelho, Member of the European Parliament
Oliver Seiffarth, Deputy Head of Unit for Border Management and Schengen, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Bent Mejborn, Head of Unit for Schengen, Visas and Borders, Secretariat General, Council of the European Union
Egert Belitsev, Counsellor on Schengen for the Estonian Presidency
Yves Pascouau, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre
Marie De Somer, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


December 2017

Monday, 04 December 2017 - 14.30 to 15.30
Sixty Minutes Briefing
BREXIT What framework for future EU-UK relations?
Speaker(s):
Anand Menon, Director, The UK in a Changing Europe
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 14.30 to 16.30
Policy Dialogue
The North Sea in the EU’s energy future
Speaker(s):
Catharina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit for Networks and Regional Initiatives, DG Energy, European Commission
Jannik Lindbæk, Head of EU Affairs Office, Statoil
Kees Van Der Leun, Director, Ecofys
Magnus Engelbrektsson, Executive Secretary, CPMR North Sea Commission

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 10.30 to 12.30
Single Market Roundtable
The Single Market Information Tool: effective enforcement or power overstretch?
Registration: By invitation only


Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 10.00 to 12.15
Roundtable
Refugee integration into the labour market: The role of employers
Speaker(s):
Klaus Heeger, Secretary General, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
Marina Malgina, Head of Section for Recognition of Refugees' Qualifications, NOKUT Norway
Arancha Fernandez Igoa, Europe HR Operations Director, UPS
Bruce Roch, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Adecco Group
Julie Bodson, Advocacy Coordinator, Duo for a Job
Salvatore Sofia, Project Coordinator, Eurocities
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Marie De Somer, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Registration: By invitation only