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.

January 2019

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 15.30 to 17.00
Policy Dialogue
The European Citizens’ Consultations Representation with participation?
Speaker(s):
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions
Sixtine Bouygues, Deputy Director General for Communication, European Commission
Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Deputy Secretary General for the Citizens’ Consultations on Europe; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
Salvador Llaudes, Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain
Paul Butcher, Junior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Thursday, 24 January 2019 -
Workshop Climate change adaptation in the EU
Climate change adaptation in the EU: Identifying policy and implementation gaps
Speaker(s):
Blaž Kurnik, Head of Group, Climate change adaptation and LULUCF, European Environment Agency
Elena Višnar Malinovská, Head of Unit Adaptation, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Michael Szöny, Flood Resilience Programme Lead, Zurich Insurance
Anna Beswick, Programme Manager, Adaptation Scotland, Scottish Government
Titus Livius, Deputy-Director General for Water and Soil, Ministry for Infrastructure and Water, Netherlands
Rolf Johnsen, Head of Office Environment, Central Denmark Region
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: By invitation only


Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 18.30 to 20.15
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Kitchen on the Run: An innovative example of refugee inclusion
Speaker(s):
Jule Schröder, Founder, Kitchen on the Run
Marieke Schöning, Project Manager, Kitchen on the Run
Catherine Woollard, Secretary General of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Katharina Bamberg, Policy Analyst, Migration and Diversity Programme, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Monday, 28 January 2019 - 15.00 to 18.00
Policy Dialogue
Brexit - Which way forward?
Speaker(s):
Ivan Rogers, Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU
Sabine Weyand, Deputy Chief Brexit Negotiator, European Commission
Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, RTE
Jennifer Rankin, Brussels Correspondent, The Guardian
Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government
Brigid Laffan, Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

Registration: Registration closed


Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 08.30 to 10.00
Disruptive Technologies Series Policy Dialogue
Beyond the hype: Algorithms
Speaker(s):
Rik Vera, Chairman of the Board of Directors & Partner, nexxworks
Assaf Natanzon, VP Advanced Technology, Dell EMC Office of the CTO
Marcel Boulogne, Head of Sector ‘Observatory on the Online Platform Economy’, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Klaudia Majcher, Digital Policy Analyst, European Political Strategy Centre
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Chair)

Registration: Participation request


Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 14.30 to 16.30
EPC-LINKS Policy Dialogue
Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: the benefits of peace
Speaker(s):
Riccardo Giucci, Managing Director, Berlin Economics
David Saha, Consultant-Adviser, Berlin Economics
Ilgar Gurbanov, Independent Researcher on Security Affairs, Baku
Anahit Shirinyan, Academy Associate, Chatham House
Dennis Sammut, Director, LINKS
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


February 2019

Monday, 04 February 2019 - 12.30 to 14.30
Policy Dialogue
Environmental challenges with unequal impacts: Why more needs to be done to address both?
Speaker(s):
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London, Environment and Energy
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Coordinator, Climate Change and Health,
Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)

Registration: Participation request


Wednesday, 06 February 2019 - 10.00 to 12.00
Policy Dialogue
Cause or trigger? The link between migration and populism
Speaker(s):
Hans Vorländer, Director MIDEM; Director, Centre for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy, TU Dresden
Jean Lambert, Member of the European Parliament
Aidan White, Founder & President, Ethical Journalism Network
Marie De Somer, Head of EPC Migration and Diversity Programme (Chair)

Registration: Not yet open for registration


Thursday, 07 February 2019 - 10.00 to 12.00
Digital Roadmap for a Circular Economy Workshop
Digitalised circular economy: the role of public procurement
Speaker(s):
Nikita Stampa, Head of Unit, Innovative and E-procurement, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Madeleine Bergrahm, Nordic Sustainability Manager & EU Sustainable Public Procurement, HP
Salla Koivusalo, Senior Advisor on Public Procurement, City of Vantaa
Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Chair)


Registration: By invitation only