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.

February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 10.00 to 12.00
CHES Policy Dialogue
The health state of the Union
Speaker(s):
Philippe De Backer, Member of European Parliament; Member of ITRE Committee (ALDE)
Bolesław G. Piecha, Member of European Parliament; Member of ENVI Committee (ECR)
Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management,
DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Yannis Natsis, Policy Coordinator, Access to Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Hans Martens, Chair of CHES; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 13.00 to 14.00
Sixty Minute Briefing
The refugee crisis: an insider’s view for outsiders
Speaker(s): Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Permanent Representation of Luxemburg to the EU

Registration: Open for registration


Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
EPC Digital Media Task Force
Changing media landscape in a connected Digital Single Market: State of play, opportunities and challenges for digital media and news
Speaker(s): Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Martin Senftleben, Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Law, VU University of Amsterdam
Jakob Kucharczyk, Director, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only


Monday, 22 February 2016 - 15.30 to 16.30
Post-Summit Briefing
Deal or no deal?
Speaker(s): Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Matthew Holehouse, Political Correspondent, The Telegraph
Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Open for registration


Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 15.30 to 17.30
CHES Policy Dialogue
Economic governance and health
Speaker(s):
Christoph Schwierz, Policy Analyst, Sustainability of public finances, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Artur Carvalho, Policy Officer, Performance of national health systems, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Rita Baeten, Senior Policy Analyst, European Social Observatory
Caroline Costongs, Managing Director, EuroHealthNet
Hans Martens, Chair of CHES; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 14.15 to 16.45
Single Market Roundtable
Beyond the 2014 framework – What roadmap to modernise public procurement in the EU?
Speaker(s): Lieve Bos, Policy Officer, Pre-Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation, European Commission
Jesper Gronenberg, Vice-President for Public Affairs, Falck
Malcolm Harbour
Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
...and others (to be confirmed).




Registration: By invitation only


Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 14.15 to 16.00
EU-US Security Forum Policy Dialogue
The European security order after Crimea
Speaker(s): Robert Bell, Senior Civilian Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe; Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Steven Pifer, Director, Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, The Brookings Institution; former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Stefan Lehne, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe
Joëlle Jenny, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention, European External Action Service
Paul Ivan, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
Registration: Open for registration


Monday, 29 February 2016 - 14.00 to 16.00
Digital Media Task Force Workshop
Achieving a well-functioning marketplace for copyright – Is there a need for radical change?
Speaker(s): Anna Herold, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Oettinger, European Commission
Olav Stokkmo, CEO, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament
Jakob Kucharczyk, Director, Computer and Communications Industry Association
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: By invitation only