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 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 10.00 to 12.30
Single Market Roundtable
Are we building a real Digital Single Market for consumers?
Speaker(s):
Werner Stengg, Head of Unit for e-commerce and platforms, DG Connect, European Commission
Dita Charanzová, Member of the European Parliament
Agustín Reyna, Digital Team Leader, BEUC
Damir Filipovic, Digital Enterprise and Consumers Policy, Digital Europe
Malcolm Harbour, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: By invitation only


March 2017

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 10.30 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
The Services Package - Is the EU on the right track?
Speaker(s):
Robert Strauss, Head of Unit Services Policy for Consumers
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Ben Butters, Policy Director, Eurochambres
Thiebaut Weber, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
Arnold Pindar, President, European Association for Co-ordination
of Consumer Representation in Standardisation
Malcolm Harbour, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Friday, 03 March 2017 - 10.00 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Putting social investment first - Time for a new narrative for Europe
Speaker(s):
Klaus Heeger, Secretary-General, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
Allan Larsson, Special Adviser on the European Pillar of Social Rights, European Commission
Maria Joao Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group First Vice-President and Parliamentary Secretary
Conny Reuter, Secretary General, Solidar
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Lieve Fransen, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 07 March 2017 - 09.00 to 11.00
Policy Dialogue
EU-Azerbaijan relations: taking the relationship to a higher level
Speaker(s):
Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament
HE Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Azerbaijan
Fuad Muradov, Head of the EURONEST Delegation ; Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee, Parliament of Azerbaijan
Representative of the EEAS to be confirmed
Andrejs Mamikins, Member of the European Parliament
Cavanshir Feyziyev, Member of the Committee on Foreign and Inter-Parliamentary Relations ; Chair of Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Parliament of Azerbaijan
Matt Bryza, Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Zaur Shiriyev, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 10.00 to 11.30
Policy Dialogue
From Rome to Rome via Maastricht - Where to next?
Speaker(s):
Theo Bovens, The King’s Commissioner for Limburg ; Member of the Committee of the Regions
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre and President Emeritus of the European Council
Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group First Vice-President and Parliamentary Secretary
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


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: Participation request


Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 16.00 to 17.30
Book launch
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, Commissioner for the Security Union
Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Security and the Interior of the Kingdom of 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 (RAN)
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

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 Dr Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and 2017 Presidency (opening remarks)
Emanuel Darmanin, Head of Strategy and Business, Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)
Jean Jacques Leandri, SGMAP- Secrétariat Général à la Modernisation de l’action publique
Andrea Halmos, Policy Officer, E Government and Trust, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission (DG Connect)
Marzena Kisielewska, Head of South East Europe Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Goran Pastrovic, Programme Manager, Regional School of Public Adminsitration (ReSPA)
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Not yet open for registration