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CEPS Ideas Lab 2020: Europe’s Next Stage 5-6 March 2020, The Egg, Rue Bara 175, 1070 Brussels

Day 1 From 9h00

Registration and opening

10h30 12h00

Warm-up session: Satisfaction with the EU and democracy in Europe

12h45

Official welcome and introduction: J. Almunia, CEPS Chair of the Board

14h30

Opening plenary: Charles Michel, President of the European Council Digital Economy, Regulation and Innovation

Lab 1 14h30 15h45

Rebooting Better Regulation in the EU

Climate, Resources and Energy

Leveraging the circular economy for decarbonisation

Trade

Finance

Trade as a foreign policy tool: In search of the right balance

Do we need a European Anti-Money Laundering Authority?

Economy

Social Europe

Rights and Security

Institutions

Europe in the World

Territorial cohesion: Is rural versus metropole the new divide?

European Social Citizenship: What future for a European minimum wage or unemployment insurance?

SAR and disembarkation in the Mediterranean: What should 10,000 border guards do?

Political dynamics in the European Parliament since the end of the duopoly

Bridging the GAP: Is the EU transforming the lives of women and girls through its external relations?

Interoperability of Databases: Preventing, policing and profiling

Von der Leyen’s Commission: An institutional assessment of the first 100 days

17h30 20h00 Food for Thought 17h45 19h00

Defence

Agriculture & Food

Trade (TBD)

European Defence Union: What is it good for?

From Agricultural Policy to Food and Nutrition Policy

Finance (TBD)

European Defence Fund: A game changer for military R&D?

Food value chains, EU policies and sustainable development in Africa

Chill out

Break

Lab 2 16h15 17h30

UK & the EU

Space policy: Which actors in the policy space?

Does the climateneutral continent include Russia?

Can the EU restore relevance to the WTO?

EU Banking Supervision and Resolution: Challenges for small host countries

Public finance and growth with ultra-low rates: Are Europe’s fiscal rules outdated?

Women in power: Will it advance gender equality in Europe?

Networking Cocktail

The long 1989 and the end of the age of imitation (Ivan Krastev book presentation)

Which Eastern Partnership post 2020?


Day 2 Breakfast Sessions 8h15 9h15

Erdoğan’s Turkey: A strategic problem? Digital Economy, Regulation and Innovation

Lab 3 9h30 10h45

Artificial Intelligence and cybersecurity: Avoiding the technology trap!

Can digital create new job opportunities for people with disabilities?

John Peterson and Europe

Climate, Resources and Energy

Trade

Finance

Economy

Social Europe

Rights and Security

Institutions

Europe in the World

Special session

Defence

EconPol network

Low carbon made in Europe

Is the problem trade wars or rising protectionism?

Big data and Big banks: Friends or Enemies?

Persistent low inflation: Does the ECB need ‘to go fiscal’ to succeed?

Facing the skills challenge: What are the options?

The EU’s rule of law dilemma in criminal justice cooperation

Rebalancing institutional power: The Commission and the European Council

The EU and the Gulf: Relations at a turning point?

Agenda 2030: Unleashing the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

Third country participation in European defence: □yes, □no, □maybe?

Closing tax loopholes

Chill out

Break Prime Talks 11h15 12h45

Quantifying protectionist trends for policy-makers

Future EU and UK relations (with Michel Barnier)

Africa home grown leadership and EU support (with EMEA)

Sustainable Finance: Moving the Trillions? (with MISTRA)

How to improve EU democracy?

An unchanged MFF but an ambitious Green Deal?

12h30 14h00

Food Lab

14h00 15h00

Closing Plenary with representatives of Croatian government and Presidency of the Council

15h00 16h30

Academic Lecture: “How democracies die, and how they survive in Europe”, Daniel Ziblatt

The EU and the UN Global Compact on Refugees

When oceans collide: Which strategy for Europe in the wider Indo-Pacific?

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CEPS Ideas Lab brings together Europe’s top decision-makers and thinkers to discuss the most pressing issues confronting the EU.

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CEPS Ideas Lab brings together Europe’s top decision-makers and thinkers to discuss the most pressing issues confronting the EU.

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