30 September – 1 October 2019
CEPS, Brussels

30 September

18:00 / Cocktail reception

18:30 / Keynote speech:
Nicolas Tenzer, Chair of the Centre d’étude & de réflexion pour l’Action politique

19:00 - 19:30 / Report launch: European #Futures:
Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS
Tomasz Kasprowicz, Vice-President of Res Publica, Visegrad/Insight
VENUE: CEPS, Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels

1 October

08:30 - 09:00 / Registration
venue: CEPS, Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels

09:00 - 09:15 / Welcome remarks:
Wojciech Przybylski, President of Res Publica, Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad/Insight
Cinzia Alcidi, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Economic Policy Unit, CEPS

09:15 - 09:30 / Opening keynote speech:
Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Professor of International Relations
and director of the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford

09:30 - 10:45 / Introductory discussion: Challenges to MFF - from Brexit to effective cohesion
*Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for International Studies, Faculty Fellow, St Antonys College (confirmed)
*Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics (confirmed)
Policy Discussion: Prosperity Built on Resilience, Resilience Built on Cohesion
* Aleš Chmelař, Deputy Minister for Europe, MFA, Czechia (confirmed)

Led by: Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in chief, Visegrad/Insight

10:45 - 11:00 / Coffee break

11:00 - 11:45 / Speed debate I: Innovations: a new approach in different sectors of the MFF
Remarks: Andor F. Dávid, Executive Director, International Visegrad Fund (confirmed)
* Olivier Dreute, Adviser on the Multiannual Financial Framework, European Political Strategy Centre (confirmed)
* Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Managing Director, Innovation Accelerator, Bulgaria (confirmed)
Moderated by: Martin Ehl, Hospodářské noviny (Czech economic daily) (confirmed)

11:45 - 12:00 / Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00 / Speed debate II: Cohesion: Investing in the future of growth
Remarks: Gert Jan Koopman, Director General, DG BUDGET (confirmed)
* Piotr Arak, Director, Polish Economic Institute (confirmed)
* Petr Zahradník, economist, Member of European Economic Social Committee (EESC)(confirmed)
* Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS (confirmed)
* Eric André Martin, IFRI France (confirmed)
Moderated by: Ondřej Houska, Hospodářské noviny (Czech economic daily) (confirmed)

13:00 - 13:45 / Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:45 / Plenary Session II: United Europe #Futures: The Right Answers to CEE Concerns?
* Agata Gostyńska, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform (confirmed)
* Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS (confirmed)
* Botond Feledy, Senior Fellow, CEID (confirmed)
Moderated by: Zuzana Kepplová, SME (Slovak daily)

14:45 - 15:00 / Coffee break

15:00 - 16:00 / Speed Debate III: Investing in the Climate friendly development
* Maria Spyraki, MEP, Greece (confirmed)
* Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP, Germany (confirmed)
* Jerzy Buzek, MEP, Poland (confirmed)
Moderated by: Ágnes Törőcsik, research associate, REKK Foundation (confirmed)

16:00 - 16:30 / Sum up & Concluding remarks:
Paweł Świeboda, Deputy Head, European Political Strategy Centre