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.
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?”.
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.
Europe Editor, Financial Times
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.
Deputy Director, Il Sole 24 Ore
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?”.
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.
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
Berlin Chief Correspondent, Financial Times
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.
Former Director, International Energy Agency
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.
Director, Climate Policy Research Unit, Loyola de Palacio Chair (LdP), European University Institute
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.
Professor of Eureopean Law, University of Tilburg
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.
Director, Florence School of Regulation (FSR); Holder, Loyola de Palacio Chair (LdP), European University Institute
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.
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