Programme 2012 edition

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9 May – Programme

The State of the Union Conference features the participation of Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti and of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso.

The Conference opening remarks will be made by Matteo Renzi, Mayor of the City of Florence and Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany.

 

Mario MontiMario Monti
Prime Minister of Italy

Jose Manuel BarrosoJosé Manuel Barroso
President, European Commission

Matteo RenziMatteo Renzi
Mayor, City of Florence

Enrico RossiEnrico Rossi
Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany

On 9 May there are two sessions.

The first session, entitled Economic Governance for Europe”, addresses questions on the European sovereign debt crisis and the current challenges of the Eurozone and Europe as a whole. It is coordinated and introduced by EUI Professor Elena Carletti and is divided into two panels: Panel 1, “The Eurozone Crisis and EU Institutions: What is the Optimal Design?”, and Panel 2, “What implications for the Integration Process and the Outer World?”.

Elena CarlettiElena Carletti
Professor of Economics,  European University Institute

Panel 1, “The Eurozone Crisis and EU Institutions: What is the Optimal Design?”, is moderated by Tony Barber, Europe Editor, Financial Times, and the participants are Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President, European Central Bank, Fulvio Conti, CEO, Enel, Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley, Daniel Gros, Director, Centre of European Policy Studies, and Olli Rehn, Vice President, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Commission, Fabrizio Saccomanni, Director General, Bank of Italy. 

Tony Barber

Tony Barber
Europe Editor, Financial Times

Vítor ConstâncioVítor Constâncio
Vice-President, European Central Bank

Fulvio ContiFulvio Conti
CEO, Enel

Daniel GrosDaniel Gros
Director, Centre of European Policy Studies

Olli RehnOlli Rehn
Vice President, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Commission

Fabrizio SaccomanniFabrizio Saccomanni
Director General, Bank of Italy

Panel 2, ”What implications for the Integration Process and the Outer World?”, is moderated by Alessandro Plateroti, Deputy Director, Il Sole 24 Ore, and the participants are Edmond Alphandéry, Chairman of the Board, CNP Assurances and Former Minister of Economy of France , Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, President, Ferrari S.p.a., and Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Alessandro Plateroti

Alessandro Plateroti
Deputy Director, Il Sole 24 Ore

Edmond ALPHANDERYEdmond Alphandéry
Chairman of the Board, CNP Assurances, and Former Minister of Economy of France

Michel BarnierMichel Barnier
Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission

Luca Cordero di MontezemoloLuca Cordero di Montezemolo
President, Ferrari S.p.a.

Barry EichengreenBarry Eichengreen
Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley

Harold JamesHarold James
Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University

The second session, entitled “The EU in a New World”, concentrates on the challenges of globalisation and on the role of the EU as a global actor. The session is coordinated and introduced by EUI Professor Miguel Maduro and it features Panel 3, “What is New in the World and Why Does it Matter for the EU?”, and Panel 4, “What EU for a New World?”.

Miguel MaduroMiguel Maduro
Director of the Global Governance Programme, European University Institute

Panel 1, “What is New in the World and Why Does it Matter for the EU?”, is moderated by David Tweed, Europe Editor, Bloomberg Television, and the participants are: Chen Xin, Professor, Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector, European University at St. Petersburg, Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires, Former President of Cape Verde and winner of the 2011 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, and  Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics at Oxford University.

David Tweed

David Tweed
Europe Editor, Bloomberg Television

Chen XinChen Xin
Professor, Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Oleg KharkhordinOleg Kharkhordin
Rector, European University at St. Petersburg

Oleg KharkhordinPedro Verona Rodrigues Pires
Former President of Cape Verde

Jan ZielonkaJan Zielonka
Professor of European Politics, Oxford University

Panel 2, “What EU for a New World?” is moderated by Quentin Peel, Berlin Chief Correspondent, Financial Times, and the participants are: Alfredo Conte, Head of the Strategic Planning Division, EEAS, Mark Leonard, Director, European Council on Foreign Relations,  Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University / Former Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and Javier Solana, President of ESADEgeo and Former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

Mark Leonard

Quentin Peel
Berlin Chief Correspondent, Financial Times

Alfredo ConteAlfredo Conte
Head of the Strategic Planning Division, EEAS

Mark LeonardMark Leonard
Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Anne-Marie SlaughterAnne-Marie Slaughter
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, and Former Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State

Javier SolanaJavier Solana
President of ESADEgeo and Former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

10 May – Programme

On  10 May the third session entitled “EU Energy Policy” will be structured in four panels: “Achieving the Internal Market”, “Mitigating Climate Change”, “Implementing Security of Supply” and “Three Energy Pillars or Three Energy Policies?”.

The first panel “Achieving the Internal Market” will be devoted to the analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the EU Internal Market policy applied to the Energy sector. The session is chaired by Claude Mandil, Former Director, International Energy Agency. Confirmed speakers are Philip Lowe, Director-General, European Commission – DG Energy, and David Newbery, Professor at Cambridge University. Panellists for this session include Inge Bernaerts, Head of Unit, European Commission – DG Energy, Guido Bortoni, President, Autorità per l’Energia Elettrica e il Gas (AEEG), Daniel Dobbeni, CEO Elia and President, ENTSO-E, Juan Perez, Director of Strategy & Business Development at EPEX Spot, Alberto Pototschnig, Director, ACER, and Pippo Ranci, Professor at Cattolica University.

Claude MandilClaude Mandil
Former Director, International Energy Agency

 

Philip Lowe

Philip Lowe
Director-General, European Commission – DG Energy

 

David NewberyDavid Newbery
Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge

Inge BernaertsInge Bernaerts
Head of Unit, European Commission – DG Energy

Guido BortoniGuido Bortoni
President, Autorità per l’Energia Elettrica e il Gas (AEEG)

Daniel DobbeniDaniel Dobbeni
CEO, Elia; President, ENTSO-E

Juan PerezJuan Perez
Director of Strategy & Business Development, EPEX Spot

Alberto PototschnigAlberto Pototschnig
Director, ACER

Pippo RanciPippo Ranci
Professor of Financial Ethics,  Cattolica University

The second panel is dedicated to Mitigating Climate Change and will be chaired by Denny Ellerman, Director, Climate Policy Research Unit (LdP/EUI). The speakers for this session are Carlo Carraro, Rector of the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Coordinator, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Programme (FEEM), and  Jos Delbeke, Director-General, European Commission – DG Climate Action. Panellists include Carlos Batlle, Associate Research Professor at Comillas University and Visiting Scholar at MIT, Ronnie Belmans, Professor at KULeuven, Simon Blakey, Special Envoy, Eurogas, Karsten Neuhoff, Head of Department Climate Policy at DIW Berlin, and Jorge Vasconcelos, Chairman, NEWES.

Denny EllermanDenny Ellerman
Director, Climate Policy Research Unit, Loyola de Palacio Chair (LdP), European University Institute

Carlo CarraroCarlo Carraro
Rector of the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice; Coordinator, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Programme (FEEM)

Jos DelbekeJos Delbeke
Director-General, European Commission – DG Climate Action

Carlos BatlleCarlos Batlle
Associate Research Professor, Comillas University; Visiting Scholar, MIT

Ronnie BelmansRonnie Belmans
Professor of Electric Power and Energy Systems, University of Leuven; Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, Elia

Simon BlakeySimon Blakey
Special Envoy, Eurogas

Karsten NeuhoffKarsten Neuhoff
Head of Department Climate Policy, DIW Berlin

Jorge VasconcelosJorge Vasconcelos
Chairman, NEWES – New Energy Solutions

The third panel is dedicated to Implementing Security of Supply and will be chaired by Leigh Hancher, Professor at Tilburg University. Confirmed speakers include Walter Boltz, Managing Director at E-Control and Vice President at CEER and Jeff Makholm, Senior Vice President, NERA. Panellists for this session are Jacques de Jong, Senior Fellow, CIEP, Francisco de la Flor, President, GLE, and Helmut Schmitt von Sydow, Professor at University of Lausanne.

Leigh HancherLeigh Hancher
Professor of Eureopean Law,  University of Tilburg

BoltzWalter Boltz
Managing Director, E-Control; Vice President, CEER

Jeff D MakholmJeff Makholm
Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting

Jacques de JongJacques de Jong
Senior Fellow, CIEP

Francisco de la FlorFrancisco de la Flor
President, GLE

Helmut Schmitt von SydowHelmut Schmitt von Sydow
Professor of European Law, University of Lausanne

The fourth panel will assess the topic Three Energy Pillars or Three Energy Policies?  It will be chaired by Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair (EUI) and will host Heinz Hilbrecht, Former Director, European Commission – DG Energy, and Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development, Comillas University; Permanent Visiting Professor, MIT.

Jean-Michel GlachantJean-Michel Glachant
Director, Florence School of Regulation (FSR); Holder, Loyola de Palacio Chair (LdP), European University Institute

Heinz Hilbrecht

Heinz Hilbrecht
Former Director, European Commission – DG Energy

Ignacio Pérez-ArriagaIgnacio Pérez-Arriaga
Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development, Comillas University; Permanent Visiting Professor, MIT

The final Roundtable chaired by Simon Wright, The Economist, will host Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, President and CEO, GE Europe & North Asia and CEO, GE Germany, Jean-François Cirelli, President of Eurogas and President of GdF Suez, Fernand Felzinger, President of IFIEC Europe, Jürgen Großmann, CEO at RWE, Christian von Hirschhausen, Professor at TU Berlin and Research Director at DIW Berlin, and Umberto Vergine, COO at ENI.

Simon WrightSimon Wright
The Economist

Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco

Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco
President and CEO, GE Europe & North Asia
CEO, GE Germany

Jean-Francois Cirelli

Jean-François Cirelli
President, Eurogas and President, GdF Suez

Fernand FelzingerFernand Felzinger
President, IFIEC Europe

Christian von HirschhausenChristian von Hirschhausen
Professor of Infrastructure Policy, Berlin University of Technology; Research Director at DIW Berlin

Umberto VergineUmberto Vergine
COO, ENI

Contact: Serena Burgisser, External Relations – Communications Service, +39 055 4685 378.

Information on the 2011 edition.