Programme

Day 1 - Thursday 18 November

Building EU resilience and autonomy in a fast changing world

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    Welcome and opening remarks

    • Opening remarks

      • Stephen QuestChair, ESPAS and Director-General, JRC, European Commission

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    Key messages from the European Commission’s second Annual Strategic Foresight Report – 'The EU’s Capacity and freedom to act'

    • Keynote address

      • Maroš ŠefčovičVice-President for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission

    • Panel Discussion with the Vice-President

      • George GerapetritisMinister of State, Greece

      • Stephen QuestChair, ESPAS and Director-General, JRC, European Commission

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    Break

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      Resilience in practice: what does this mean for an open Europe?

      • Introduction and moderation

      • Keynote address

      • Panel discussion

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      Lunch Break

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        Technology for the green transition

        • Introduction and moderation

          • Bertrand PiccardPresident, Solar Impulse Foundation

        • Keynote address

          • Markku MarkulaFirst Vice-President, Committee of the Regions

        • Panel discussion

          • Johanna LehneSenior Policy Advisor, E3G

          • Marietje SchaakeInternational Policy Director, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

          • Ann MettlerVice President, Breakthrough Energy Europe

          • Philippe SingerManaging Director & Co-Founder of Leaders for Climate Action

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        How to successfully twin the green and digital transitions?

        • Moderator

          • Isabella PiroloInternational Relations Officer, EU Delegation, Singapore

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        Break

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          How to use future scenarios for policy-making in an era of profound transitions

          • Introduction and moderation

            • Kristel Van der ElstCEO, The Global Foresight Group

          • Keynote presentation – scenarios for the future of the EU

            • Stephen QuestChair, ESPAS and Director-General, JRC, European Commission

          • Panel discussion: how to build a shared vision for the future of the EU

            • Peter SchmidtPresident, 'NAT' Section, European Economic and Social Committee

            • Duncan Cass-BeggsCounsellor for Strategic Foresight, OECD

            • Jaana Tapanainen-ThiessSecretary General, Government Report on the Future and Government Foresight Group, Prime Minister’s Office, Finland

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          Take-aways from Day 1 and concluding remarks

          • Remarks by

            • Stephen QuestChair, ESPAS and Director-General, JRC, European Commission

        Day 2 - Friday 19 November

        Global Trends to 2040: Europe’s strategic choices in a more disputed world

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          Europe and the world in 2040: What kind of new international order?

          • Panel discussion

            • Yu JieSenior Research Fellow on China, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House

            • Ian LesserActing President of the German Marshall Fund

            • Daniela SchwarzerExecutive Director, Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations

            • Harsh V PantProfessor of International Relations, King's College London

            • Yuichi HosoyaProfessor of International Politics, Keio University, Japan

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          Democracy and authoritarianism: How to reverse the drift to Caesarism?

          • Panel discussion

            • Lanxin XiangProfessor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

            • Brigid LaffanFormer Director and Professor, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute (EUI)

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          Lunch break

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            How best to build back better? Towards a greener, fairer recovery

            • Panel discussion

              • Vera SongweUnder-Secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

              • Mikołaj DowgielewiczDirector General & EIB Representative to the EU institutions in Brussels

              • Paweł ŚwiebodaDirector General, Human Brain Project; CEO, EBRAINS

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            Risks, opportunities and choices for Europe in tomorrow’s world?

            • Panel discussion

              • Pierre VimontFormer French Ambassador to US and EU

              • James CrabtreeExecutive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Asia

              • Hervé DelphinHead of Strategic Policy Planning at the European External Action Service (EEAS)

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            Transatlantic foresight 2040: Comparing and assessing scenarios for common challenges ahead

            • Panel discussion

              • Maroš ŠefčovičVice-President for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission

              • Maria Langan-RiekhofDirector of the Strategic Futures Group at the National Intelligence Council, United States

              • Florence GaubDeputy Director, EU Institute of Security Studies

              • Bruce StokesExecutive Director, Transatlantic Task Force, German Marshall Fund (GMF)

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            Europe, America and the Indo-Pacific: The geopolitics of the future

            • In conversation

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            Conference take-aways and next steps for foresight in Europe

            • Panel discussion

              • Klaus WelleSecretary-General of the European Parliament

              • Helena KoenigDeputy Secretary General, European External Action Service (EEAS)

              • Stephen QuestChair, ESPAS and Director-General, JRC, European Commission

              • Didier SeeuwsDirector-General, Secretariat of the Council of the EU

              • James EllesHonorary President, ESPAS; Former MEP (1984-2014)

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            Concluding remarks

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