European Training Programme 2018-2019: Unlocking the Workings of the EU – Module 2

European Training Programme 2018-2019: Unlocking the Workings of the EU

Module 2

Learn more about how the EU institutions and policy-making works through the European Training Programme.

TRAINING OVERVIEW:

The programme aims at providing a thorough understanding of the EU’s internal workings on a variety of different topics, ranging from external relations in trade, energy and investment to security, innovation, and banking reforms.

Offering 12 topic-specific sessions,  the participants will be able to gain multiple insights from different backgrounds. In particular, each session will be constructed in two parts, the first of which will feature a keynote speaker from the EU institutions, who will provide an institutional perspective and introduction to the specific topic.

The second part of each session will encompass a contribution from the rest of the panel, the composition of which varies each week according to the topic in question. Generally speaking, the second part of the panel will be comprised of two experts: one corporate and one academic or expert speaker from NGOs, Academia, Private Sector, Industrial Associations etc.

Each session will also include a short break between the two parts, which will give the participants ample opportunity to exchange ideas with the speakers.

In this way, you will leave the training having gained a comprehensive view on a vast number of EU-interested issues.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The programme is dedicated to diplomats, EU officials, the private sector, NGOs, and individuals who are interested in deepening their knowledge on the workings of the EU institutions.

FEES:

350€ (VAT excluded)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

The programme will be repeated in three modules:

  • 1st Module: 09/04/2018-30/06/2018
  • 2nd Module: 02/10/2018-18/12/2018
  • 3rd Module: 21/01/2019-08/04/2019

Each module will last 12 weeks, with a two-hour session per week.

Upon completion of one module, the participant will receive an official certification, attesting participation in the training.

DRAFT PROGRAMME:

Week 1

Date & Time: 02/10/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU structures and decision-making under Lisbon Treaty provisions (EU institutions and their interaction/Impact of BREXIT on EU governance, policy formulation and decision making)

Opening Remarks: Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Seda Gurkan, Lecturer at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Panel:

Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen, Parliamentary Assistant at the European Parliament

Maxime Woitrin, Political Reporter at the European Commission Representation to Belgium

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 2

Date & Time: 09/10/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU structures and decision-making under Lisbon Treaty provisions (The EU budget/Strengthening of the EU economic governance in the aftermath of the financial crisis)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bela Beres, Legal Service of the European Commission

Rapporteur: Jean-Luc Filippini, Senior Policy Advisor at EIB

Panel:

Pim Lescrauwaet, Head of Sector Integrated economic surveillance, DG ECFIN

Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, Research & Advocacy Coordinator at Transparency International EU

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 3

Date & Time: 16/10/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies: (Sustainability – environment, circular economy and climate change issues, including financing for adaptation and mitigation)

Keynote Speaker: Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director of FOGGS

Panel:

Niels Schuster, International Relations Officer, DG CLIMA

Roland Joebstl, Senior Policy Officer for Energy and Climate, European Environmental Bureau

Moderator: Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director

Week 4

Date & Time: 23/10/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies: Innovation (Innovation Union, Digital Europe, Connecting Europe, Horizon 2020 and annual action plans, Smart cities)

Keynote Speaker: Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Research and Innovation (RTD)

Panel:

Louis Papaemmanouel, Independent Expert for non-Equity EU funding for Startups

Annalisa Bogliolo, Programme Officer at European Commission – DG CONNECT

Moderator: Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director

Week 5

Date & Time: 30/10/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies: Investment (EFSI and EU investment policies and incentives , with focus on SMEs. From COSME to EURO INVEST FUND under the MFF 2021-27)

Keynote Speaker: Alessandro Carano, Expert member of cabinet of Commissioner for Transport – European Commission

Panel:

Jacques de Lalaing, Managing Director, Sandhills

Lucas Lenchant, Policy Adviser, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 6

Date & Time: 06/11/18, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies: Industrial Development (SMEs development and their internationalization-COSME programme and the role of the EIB)

Keynote Speaker: Crispin Waymouth, Deputy Head of Unit, Enterprise Europe Network and Internationalisation of SMEs Unit, DG GROW

Panel:

Luc Hendrickx, Director Enterprise Policy and External Relations, UEAPME

Armando Melone, Policy Officer – COSME Financial Instruments, DG GROW

Moderator: Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director

Week 7

Date & Time: 13/11/18, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues: EU Trade Policies and the new EU anti-dumping legislation/EU Market Access and rules of origin provisions in the context of globalized supply chains

Keynote Speaker: Fabrice d’Aprile, Deputy Head of Unit General Policy and WTO relations, relations with industry, DG TRADE

Panel:

Mate Kander, Policy Officer for Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials, DG TRADE

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 8

New Date & Time: 20/11/18, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues: New Risks (fiscal dumping, competitive devaluations, exchange rate manipulations)/The EU in WTO

Keynote Speaker: Guus Houttuin, EEAS Adviser Trade Issues and Business Coordinator

Panel:

Prof. Frank Hoffmeister, Head of Unit at the European Commission, implementing the EU’s Trade Defence Policy

Roderick Abbott, Steering Committee Member and Senior Adviser on trade policy, ECIPE

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 9

Date & Time: 27/11/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues: The EU and International Sanction Regimes/The EU’s FTA, BIT, CU, DCFTA, EPA, EBA, PCA and AA negotiations and agreements

Keynote Speaker: Ruta Zarnauskaite, Deputy Head of Unit, Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Western Balkans, EFTA, EEA and Turkey, DG TRADE

Panel:

Martin Russell, Research Administrator at European Parliament

Iana Dreyer, Founder and Editor of Borderlex

Moderator: Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director

Week 10

Date & Time: 04/12/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli, A5G375

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues: Development policies and policies towards the countries in transition (BRICs, ACPs, transition countries in the EU Neighbourhood and the Balkans)/Investment facilitation instruments (the role of the EIB, EBRD and European Investment/Development financial institutions)

Opening Remarks: Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP (ALDE) & AFET Member

Keynote Speaker:

Panel:

 

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 11

Date & Time: 11/12/2018, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU External Policies: (Public Diplomacy/Strategic Communication/Human Rights/EU and Civil Society Organisations (EU external instruments (EIDHRs, Partnership Instrument, Instrument for Stability, thematic DCI))

Keynote Speaker:

Panel:

Tika Tsertsvadze, International Advocacy Manager – International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)

Anneli Ahonen, East Stratcom Task Force, Strategic Communications, EEAS

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 12

Date & Time: 18/12/18, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU policies and instruments in the fields of Security, Defence, anti-Terrorism and Migration (EU relations with the UN and NATO/The role of the European Defense Agency)

Keynote Speaker: Birgit Loeser, Deputy Head of Counter-Terrorism (EEAS)

Panel:

Elena Lazarou, Senior Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

Shahr-yar Sharei, Executive Director – ‎Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR)

Moderator: Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia

The registration is now open for participants who wish to attend the second cycle of trainings. Due to limited seats available you are encouraged to register early by sending an e-mail to media@encouncil.org using “European Training Programme- Module 2” as a subject.

For more information regarding the topics, check the European Training Programme brochure below.

pdfEuropean Training Programme Brochure