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.

December 2016

Thursday, 08 December 2016 - 14.00 to 15.00
EPC Elections Monitor
Italy has said NO: what now?
Speaker(s):
Adriana Cerretelli, Europe and International Affairs Columnist, Il Sole24Ore
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Giovanni Grevi, Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre (Moderator)


Registration: Participation request


Friday, 09 December 2016 - 09.00 to 18.30
Conference - 25th Anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty
Europe Calling!
Speaker(s):
Theo Bovens, King’s Commissioner for Limburg
Annemarie Penn-Te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands ; President of the Eurogroup
Neelie Kroes, former European Commissioner
Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council
Gordon Bajnai, former Prime Minister of Hungary
Mathieu Segers, Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration, University College Maastricht
Bruno de Witte, Professor of European Law,Maastricht University
Paul de Grauwe, Professor in European Political Economy, London School of Economics
Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament
Jacki Davies (Chair)

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Friday, 09 December 2016 - 11.00 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Educating young people for a digital Europe
Speaker(s): Detlef Eckert, Director for Skills, DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission
Ben Butters, Policy Director, Eurochambres
Allan Päll, Secretary General, European Youth Forum
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 12 December 2016 - 15.00 to 16.15
Policy Briefing
Malta’s Presidency priorities for health
Speaker(s): Stephen Mifsud, Health and Consumer Protection Attaché, Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU
Paula Franklin, Policy Analyst in Health, European Policy Centre (Discussant)
Claire Dhéret, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 14.30 to 16.30
Book launch
Forward resilience: Protecting society in an interconnected world
Speaker(s):
Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Lorenz Meyer-Minnemann, Head, Civil Preparedness, NATO International Staff
Eva-Maria Engdahl, Head of Sector, Protection Crisis Management and Terrorism, European Commission , DG Migration and Home Affairs
Axel Hagelstam, Counsellor, Civil Emergency Planning, Mission of Finland to NATO; Vice-Chair, NATO Civil Protection Group
Daniel Hamilton, Johns Hopkins University
Giovanni Grevi, Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 10.30 to 12.30
Policy Dialogue
Energy efficiency first - Is the EU on the right track?
Speaker(s):
Jan Rosenow, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project
Jean-Jacques Marchais, Director of Energy Efficiency Standardisation and Regulation, Schneider Electric
Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities
Dirk Roos, Head of Division Energy Efficiency and Small-Scale Energy Projects, European Investment Bank
Radoš Horáček, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
Marco Giuli Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 15.00 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
Implementing the sustainable development goals in Europe - Is the EU on the right track?
Speaker(s):
Sarah Nelen, Member of Cabinet of First Vice President Timmermans, European Commission
Ulf Björnholm, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Liaison Office to the EU Institutions
Wolfgang Weber, Vice President EU Government Relations, BASF
Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request