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GLOBAL TRENDS 2030- DEVELOPING STRATEGIC THINKING

BRUSSELS, 18 - 19 FEBRUARY 2013, THON HOTEL EU

Monday 18 February - ESPAS working groups

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee

10:00 - 12:30 ESPAS Working Groups (parallel meetings followed by WG plenary session)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (ESPAS Task Force and Working Groups)

ESPAS CONFERENCE

14.30 - 15:30 Registration and Welcome coffee

15:30 - 15.40 Welcome - James Elles MEP

Opening speech

16:15 - 18:00 Plenary I - The Global Trends Community

Chair: Dr Robin Niblett - Director, Chatham House (RIIA)

  • Margaritis Schinas - Deputy Head, BEPA, European Commission
  • Mathew Burrows - Counsellor, National Intelligence Council, US
  • Dr Ruan Zongze - Vice- President, China Institute of International Studies
  • Sunjoy Joshi - Director, Observer Research Foundation, India
  • Dr Fedor Voytolovskiy - Head of Political Section, Center for North American Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN)
  • Jansen Wee – Head, RAHS Think Centre,
    National Security Coordination Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

18:00 - 20:00 Conference Reception
Speaker: Professor Anne Glover CBE - Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission

Tuesday 19 February

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee

10:00 - 11:15 Break- out sessions

  • Working Group I - EconomyThe challenge of prosperity

    Chair: Vasco Cal - BEPA, European Commission
    Rapporteur: Dr Daniel Gros - Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Panel

  • Bruce Stokes - Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center
  • Dr Hoda Youssef - Economic Analyst, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Dr Matthias Kaiserswerth – Director, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
  • Roberto Viola - Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Olof Ehrenkrona – Ambassador and Senior Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

 

  • Working Group II - Society:  The rise of the individual and the decline of the state?

    Chair: Franck Debié - Office of Secretary General, European Parliament
    Rapporteur: Stijn Hoorens - RAND Europe

Panel

  • Žiga Turk – Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Slovenia
  • Raphael Tsavkko Garcia - Journalist, MA in Communication and Global Voices Online author/translator
  • Vladimír Šucha - Deputy Director General, Joint Research Centre,European Commission
  • Marc Otte - Director Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Belgium

 

  • Working Group III - Governance and PowerWho calls the shots?

    Chair: Alfredo Conte - European External Action Service (EEAS)
    Rapporteur: Giovanni Grevi – FRIDE

Panel

  • Dr Radha Kumar – Director General, Delhi Policy Group
  • Dr Simon Serfaty - Zbignew Brzezinski Chair (Emeritus) in Global Security and Geopolitics,  Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr Makarim Wibisono - Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation
  • Álvaro de Vasconcelos – Co- ordinator, Steering Committee, Global Governance 10 Network
  • Thomas Bagger - Head of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany

 

11:15 - 11:30  Coffee

11:30 - 12:45  Working Groups (continued)

12:45 - 14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 14:15 Johannes Lindner - Head, EU Institutions Division, European Central Bank.

14.15 - 16.30 Plenary II - ESPAS: Next Steps

(14:15 - 15:15) Working Groups report back
Chair:  Anthony Teasdale - Director, DG Internal Policies of the EU, European Parliament

(15:15 - 16:30) Panel
Chair:  James Elles MEP

  • Jean- Claude Thébault - Director General, Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA), European Commission
  • Jim Cloos - Deputy Director General, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
  • Klaus Welle - Secretary General, European Parliament
  • David O'Sullivan - Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service (EEAS)

16:30 Close of conference