EUROSFAT 2018

Deciding the Future of Europe

When

June 8th, 2018
starting at 09:00

Where

Bucharest
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel

Organizer

EUROPULS – THE CENTRE OF EUROPEAN EXPERTISE, the initiator and organizer of the EUROSFAT forum, is a non-governmental organization founded in 2010 in Brussels by a group of Romanian experts in European affairs. Its purpose is to promote the European integration process in Romania and to help develop a European public space. Europuls aims to encourage public debates on European issues through articles and studies, and by organizing seminars, workshops and conferences. European commissioners, Romanian and foreign MEPs, political leaders, civil society representatives, experts and journalists are the main participants at these events.

The word ‘sfat’ means both ‘council’ and ‘advice’ in Romanian and its association with the term ‘Euro’, sets the stage, every year since 2013, for the one moment in the Romanian agenda when Europe is the main topic, in all its forms and problems.

The 6th edition of the Eurosfat Forum envisages a broad discussion oriented towards the future: of Romania, of the European Union and of Romania within the EU. If Eurosfat 2017 has been an assessment moment, in 2018 we come up with concrete proposals for the following years or even decades on how Romania can be part of the European core. Europuls thus brings to the forefront a debate about Romania's contribution in relaunching the European project and the steps to be taken until and after the Sibiu Summit in May 2019.

Eurosfat 2018 will take up a different format compared to previous years. During the first part of the event we will welcome you on the 6th of June to a citizens' dialogue with Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. On this occasion, we will learn about the European Commission's vision of the future of the European Union and the potential of education in tackling the current challenges on the European continent, the chances of creating a European Education Union, and the Commission's educational plans by 2025.

The second part of the event is the actual Eurosfat Forum, which will take place on the 8th of June and where the main decision-makers in Romania will be present at a debate along with civil society representatives, giving them the opportunity to express their opinion on Romania's place in the future European Union. You will find out what is the role that citizens and the political class can play in shaping the future of Europe and the benefits that might emerge from an active participation in this process. The discussion will be followed by 9 workshops, and at the end of the event, we propose you a cultural event.

For more details please visit www.europuls.ro. The event is organized with the support and under the patronage of the European Parliament, the European Commission Representation in Romania, the Bulgarian and Austrian Presidencies of the Council of the European Union.

Speakers

 

Urmas
Paet

MEMBER

of the European Parliament (MEP)

Lord Martin John
Callanan

MINISTER OF STATE

in the Department for Exiting the European Union

Victor
Negrescu

MINISTER DELEGATE

European Affairs, Government of Romania

Vlad
Mixich

PRESIDENT

Romanian Health Observatory

Dacian
Cioloș

FOUNDING PRESIDENT

Romania Together Movement RO+

Anca
Gurzu

ENERGY REPORTER

Politico Europe

Andrä
Rupprechter

PRINCIPAL ADVISOR

on Austria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Federal Chancellery of Austria, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU

Kelemen
Hunor

PRESIDENT

Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania

Ludovic
Orban

PRESIDENT

National Liberal Party

Andrei
Covatariu

DIGITAL MANAGER

Enel România

Dan Ilie
Barna

PRESIDENT

Save Romania Union

Mihail
Dumitru

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Malte
Hauschild

DIRECTOR

European affairs - Rule of law department, Ministry of Economic affairs and Energy, Federal Government of Germany

Angelika
Niebler

MEMBER

of the European Parliament (MEP)

Julian
Popov

BULGARIAN AMBASSADOR OF GOOD WILL FOR ENERGY

Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council

Petru
Dandea

VICE PRESIDENT

Cartel Alfa

Alexandru
Potor

STATE SECRETARY

State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania

Lazăr
Comănescu

AMBASSADOR AND ADVISOR

Ambassador and Councillor, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania

Alexandru
Maximescu

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

OMV PETROM

Bogdan
Deleanu

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Europuls

Crenguța
Bărbosu

DIRECTOR agricultural and rural development programme

World Vision România

Oana
Popescu

DIRECTOR

GlobalFocus Center

Gabriela
Drăgan

GENERAL DIRECTOR

European Institute of Romania

Alexandra
Toderiță

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Romanian Center for European Policies

Jozef
Goebels

PRESIDENT

The Open Network of Community Development

Charles
Crocker

CEO

British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce

Hartmut
Rank

DIRECTOR

Rule of Law Programme South-East Europe, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Paul
Balogh

CEO /CO-FOUNDER

Antreprenor EdTech, Learn Forward & Hypersay UK

Cristina
Corcău

VICE PRESIDENT

Caravana cu Medici

Laura
Ștefan

COORDINATOR ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTIVITIES

Expert Forum România

Laurian
Lungu

MACROECONOMIST

Macroanalitica

Dr. Andrei
Radulescu

Director of Macroeconomic analysis

Transilvania Bank

Suzana
Carp

HEAD OF THE BRUSSELS OFFICE ON CLIMATE POLICY

Sandbag

Esther
Lynch

CONFEDERAL SECRETARY

ETUC

Prof. Zsolt
Szabo

PROFESSOR - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

National University of Public Service, Hungary

Valeriu
Binig

PARTNER

Ernst & Young

Mihai
Sebe

EXPERT

European Institute of Romania

Petra
Berkhout

EXPERT

Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands

Rufin
Zamfir

PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

GlobalFocus Center

Valeriu
Pașa

PROJECT MANAGER

"Watchdog.md" Community

Angela
Gramada

ASSOCIATED RESEARCHER

FOND Romania

Eva
Chitul

COORDINATOR

Europuls

Andrei
Constantin

AFFILIATED EXPERT

Europuls

Tana
Foarfă

BRUXELLES COORDINATOR

Europuls

Iulia
Ghiță

PROJECT MANAGER

Europuls

Beatrice
Manole

AFFILIATED EXPERT

Europuls

Mihaela
Popa

AFFILIATED EXPERT

Europuls

Gabriel
Trăistaru

AFFILIATED EXPERT

Europuls

Agenda

EUROSFAT IS Organized by EUROPULS – CENTRE OF EUROPEAN EXPERTISE
AND ITS PARTNERS

16:00 – 18:00

Citizens’ Dialogue with Commissioner Tibor Navracsics


SPEAKERS: Tibor Navracsics (European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport), George Ivașcu (Minister of Culture and National Identity, Romania)

MODERATOR: Mirela Nagâț (TVR1 Reporter)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Representation of the European Commission in Romania

Casa Universitarilor, Str. Dionisie Lupu 46, Bucharest, Romania


08:30 – 09:00

REGISTRATION

09:00 – 10:30

PLENARY SESSION - Romania’s Vision on the Future of Europe

Keynote speaker intervention from the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Romania Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU – Lessons learned. The rotating presidency - an opportunity for member states to reveal their vision on the Future of Europe


SPEAKERS: Representative of PSD* - Social Democratic Party, Ludovic Orban (President of PNL - National Liberal Party), Dan Barna (President of USR - Save Romania Union), Kelemen Hunor (President of UDMR - Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania), Călin Popescu Tăriceanu* ( President of ALDE - Alliance of Liberals and Democrats Romania), Representative of PMP* - Popular Movement Party, Dacian Cioloș (Founding President of RO+ Romania together),

MODERATOR: Tana Foarfă, Europuls - Centre of European Expertise Coordinator

CO-ORGANIZERS: Representation of the European Commission in Romania, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Romania

Constanța Ballroom

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 13:00

DEBATE N° 1 - The Future of Agriculture after 2020 - how do we raise the new generation of young farmers?


SPEAKERS: Mihail Dumitru (Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission), Andrä Rupprechter (Principal Advisor of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Austria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU), Alexandru Potor (State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania), Petra Berkhout (Expert in Dutch Agriculture, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands), Crenguța Bărbosu (World Vision Foundation), Alexandra Toderiță (Romanian Center for European Policies), Representative of a Romanian agricultural highschool

MODERATOR: Tana Foarfă, Europuls - Centre of European Expertise Coordinator

CO-ORGANIZERS: The Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), Dutch Embassy in Romania, Austrian Embassy in Romania, Representation of the European Commission in Romania

Constanța Ballroom

11:00 – 13:00

DEBATE N°2 - Upholding democracy and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe: how can the EU help?


SPEAKERS: Dr. Malte Hauschild (Director, European affairs - Rule of law department, Ministry of Economic affairs and Energy, Federal Government of Germany), Mikolaj Czesnik (Sociologist and Political Scientist, Board Member of the Stefan Batory Foundation, Poland), Zsolt Szabo (Professor, National University of Public Service, Hungary), Laura Ștefan (Coordinator, Anti-corruption Activities, Expert Forum Romania)

MODERATORS: Mihaela Popa (Affiliated expert, Europuls), Hartmut Rank (Director of the Rule of Law Programme South-East Europe, Konrad Adenauer Foundation)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Brăila Room

11:00 – 13:00

DEBATE N°3 - E-nergy 2.0


SPEAKERS: Anne Katherina Weidenbach (Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission), Julian Popov (Goodwill Ambassador for energy and climate policy, Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council, Fellow, European Climate Foundation), Suzana Carp (Head of the Brussels office of climate policy, Sandbag), Anca Gurzu (Energy Reporter, Politico), Andrei Covatariu (Digital Manager, Enel Romania), Alexandru Maximescu (Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs, OMV Petrom), Valeriu Binig (Ernst and Young Romania)

MODERATOR: Gabriel Trăistaru (Affiliated expert, Europuls)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Enel România, Petrom

Salon A

11:00 – 13:00

DEBATE N°4 - Shifting to Value for Patients


SPEAKERS: Vlad Mixich (President, Romanian Health Observatory), Mirela Iordan (Country Manager, Pfizer România), Cristina Corcău (Vice President, Caravana cu Medici), Jozef Goebels (The Open Network of Community Development, ADR-TON, Belgium)

MODERATOR: Claudia Gherman (Affiliated expert, Europuls)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Pfizer România, Johnson & Johnson România

Galați Room

11:00 – 13:00

DEBATE N°5 - The Social Dimension of Europe – Romania’s options in a social European Union


SPEAKERS: Petru Dandea (Vice-President of the Cartel ALFA National Trade Union Confederation), Ester Lynch (Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation), Nathalie Darnaut (Head of Unit, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission), Veronique Willems* (Secretary-General, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), Representative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Justice*, Mihai Sebe (Expert, European Institute of Romania),

MODERATOR: Beatrice Manole (Affiliated expert, Europuls)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Friedrich-Ebert Foundation

Brașov Room

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 16:00

DEBATE N°6 - The future of the UK-EU economic partnership: how can we reach an agreement that delivers for all?


SPEAKERS: Victor Negrescu (Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Government of Romania), Lord Callanan (Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union), Charles Crocker (CEO British Romanian Chamber of Commerce), Lazăr Comănescu (Ambassador and Councillor, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania), Paul Balogh (EdTech Entrepreneur, CEO - Learn Forward Limited UK)

MODERATOR: Eva Chitul (Affiliated expert, Europuls)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Romania

Constanța Ballroom

14:00 – 16:00

DEBATE N°7 - Romania’s accession to the Eurozone : from necessity to reality


SPEAKERS: Laurian Lungu (Macroeconomist, Macroanalitica), Representative of the National Bank of Romania*, Representative of the European Commission*

MODERATOR: Gabriela Drăgan (General Director of the European Institute of Romania)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Friedrich Ebert Foundation, European Institute of Romania

Salon A

14:00 – 16:00

DEBATE N°8 - Combatting disinformation and propaganda: regional challenges and lessons learned


SPEAKERS: Oana Popescu (Director, GlobalFocus Center), Rufin Zamfir (Director de Programe, GlobalFocus Center), Valeriu Pașa (Manager de Proiect, Comunitatea "WatchDog.md")

MODERATOR: Bogdan Deleanu (Director Europuls - Centrul de Expertiză Europeană)

CO-ORGANIZERS: German Marshall Fund, Global Focus Romania, Expert Forum Romania, Euractiv, Independent Press Association Moldova, Public Policies Institute Moldova

Sala Galați

14:00 – 16:00

DEBATE N°9 - The new era in warfare and defence: are we ready for the cyber age?


SPEAKERS: Urmas Paet (Member of the European Parliament), Representative for Cybersecurity* (Google / Microsoft), Angelika Niebler (video intervention, Member of the European Parliament).

MODERATOR: Andrei Constantin (Affiliated expert, Europuls)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Aspen Institute Romania

Brăila Room

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:30

CULTURAL EVENT
Black Sea diaries - the stories of ordinary people from the extended Black Sea region


SPEAKERS: Angela Grămadă (FOND), Sabina Fati* (Humanitas), Ovidiu Nahoi* (RFI), Laurențiu Garofeanu (director Black Sea Diaries)

MODERATOR: Iulia Ghiță (Project Manager, Europuls)

CO-ORGANIZERS: Funky Citizens

Constanța Ballroom

* - to be confirmed

Registration

REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDING OUR EVENT.

Participants must indicate in the form below the debates they are interested in attending.

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June 6th, 2018





June 8th, 2018

Opening (09:00 – 10:30)



Morning (11:00 – 13:00)







Afternoon (14:00 - 16:00)






Cultural event (16:30 - 18:30)



 

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