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.

October 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 09.00 to 19.00
European Conference in Helsinki
From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0 - Towards a new programme for EU migration and asylum policies 20 years after the Tampere conclusions?
Antonio Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Nina Gregori, Executive Director, European Asylum Support Office
Michael Spindelegger, Director General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development
...and others

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Participation request

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 17.00 to 18.00
EPC Thought Leadership Forum
Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission
Herman Van Rompuy, EPC President (opening remarks)
Registration: Registration closed

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 14.00 to 18.00
Expert Worshop
When Mayors make migration policy: From field research to policy recommendations
Petra Bendel, Professor, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hannes Schammann, Professor, University of Hildesheim
Marie De Somer, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre


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November 2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 10.15 to 12.30
EU communications on migration: Moving beyond the “crisis” narrative
Thomas Coombes, Human Rights Strategist & Communications Expert, Hope-Based Comms
Katharina Bamberg, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Marco Funk, Policy Officer, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Moderator)
Registration: Participation request

December 2019

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
The priorities of the Croatian EU Presidency
Irena Andrassy, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU

Registration: Not yet open for registration

Friday, 13 December 2019 - 08.00 to 09.30
Breakfast Policy Briefing
EU Trade: Current successes, global challenges, future negotiations
Sabine Weyand, Director General for Trade, European Commission

Registration: Not yet open for registration