EUROSFAT 2017

Romania’s Outlook in the European Union, 10 Years On

When

April 28th, 2017
starting at 9:00

Where

Bucharest
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel

Organizer

EUROPULS - The Center for European Expertise, organizer of the EUROSFAT Forum, is an NGO launched in 2010 in Brussels by a group of Romanian european affairs experts. Europuls aims to promote the European integration of Romania and to contribute to the development of a European public space. Our goal is to encourage public debates on european issues through articles and studies, as well as through the organization of debates, workshops and conferences, alongside European Commissioners, Members of the European Parliament, political leaders, representatives of the civil society, experts and journalists.

Eurosfat 2017 takes place at a moment when Romania must define its priorities for the 2019 EU Council Presidency. At the same time, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome and the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC), as well as 10 years since Romania joined the European Union.

For more information please access: www.europuls.ro

This event is organized with the support and under the high patronage of the European Parliament, the Representation of the European Commission in Romania and of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council.

              

Speakers

 

Bianca
Toma

Program Coordinator

Romanian Centre for European Policies

Leonard
Orban

Presidential Advisor

European Affairs Department, Romanian Presidency

Constantin
Ciorobea

Flotilla Admiral

Romanian Navy

Cornelia
Abel

Regional Coordinator South East Europe

Transparency International Berlin

Cornelia
Dincă

Founder

Sustainable Amsterdam

Cristina
Negraru

Cofounder

Paradigma Film

Damir
Filipovic

Director Digital Enterprise and Consumer Policiy

Digital Europe

Daniela
Giurcă

Researcher

INCE Institute of Agricultural Economy part of Romanian Academy

Daniel
J. Costello

Ambassador of Canada to the European Union

Canadian Embassy

Dan
Nechita

Founder

Smart Everything Everywhere

David
Timiș

Growth Engine Manager

Google Romania

Elena
Calistru

President

Funky Citizens

Eva
Chitul

Affiliated Expert

Europuls

Grațian
Mihăilescu

Founder

Urbanize Hub

Kevin
Hamilton

Ambassador of Canada to Romania

Canadian Embassy

Marcel
Ionescu-Heroiu

Senior Urban Development Specialist

World Bank Group

Andrey
Devyatkov

Senior Researsch Fellow

Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Institute of Economy, Russian Academy of Sciences

Laura
Vișan

Affiliated Expert

Europuls

Mihail
Dumitru

Deputy Director General

Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Nicolaie
Moldovan

City Manager

Alba-Iulia Municipality

Sorin
Moisă

Member of the European Parliament

European Parliament

Tana
Foarfă

Affiliated Expert

Europuls

Cristian
Pantazi

Editor in Chief

HotNews

Lazăr
Comănescu

Ambassador and Senior Advisor

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania

Simona
Bișboacă

Engineer and Inventor

Phenalex

Ligia
Deca

State Concillor

Romanian Presidential Administration

Alexandru
Potor

Secretary of State

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Romania

HRH Princess Maria of Romania

 

Romanian Royal House

Mihaela
Popa

Affiliated Expert

Europuls

Iulia
Ghita

Affiliated Expert

Europuls

Victor
Negrescu

Member of the European Parliament

European Parliament

Cristian
Pirvulescu

Dean

Faculty of Political Science SNSPA

Israel
Butler

Independent analyst on human rights and eu affairs

European Liberties Platform

Gabriel
Bădescu

Director

Center for the Study of Democracy (Romania)

Mark
Weitsman

Director of Goverment Affairs

Simon Wiesenthal Center (USA)

Andreea
Străchinescu-Olteanu

Head of Unit

NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INNOVATION AND CLEAN COAL, DG Energy, European Commission

Mihai
Leontescu

Project and Communication Officer

Embassy of Sweden in Romania

Oana
Joumah

Student and Public Speaking Trainer

"Victor Babeș" Univeristy of Medicine, Timișoara

Markus
Kaim

Senior fellow

German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Bogdan
Deleanu

Executive Director

Europuls

Anneli
Lindahl Kenny

Ambassador

Embassy of Sweden in Romania

Benedikt
Saupe

Deputy Head of Mission

Embassy of Austria in Romania

Valeriu
Nicolae

Human Rights Activist

 

Alexandru
Maximescu

Director of public affairs

OMV Petrom

Ivan
Novosel

Director of Programs

Human Rights House Zagreb

Vlad
Mixich

Health Policy Expert

 

Derek
Vaughan

Member of the European Parliament

European Parliament

Sidonia
Bogdan

Journalist

 

Doru
Toma

Project Coordinator

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Rule of Law Program South East Europe

Ovidiu
Predescu

Advisor to the Prosecutor General of Romania

Prosecutor's Office Attached To The High Court Of Cassation and Justice

Andreea
Nica

Manager

Deloitte Romania

Victoria
Stoiciu

Project Coordinator

Fredrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania

Corneliu
Bodea

President

Romanian Energy Center

Marta
Poslad

Head of Public Policy CEE Region

Google

Lina
Constantinovici

Founder & CEO

Innovation 4.4

Diana
Țenea

Director

Ministry for Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds

Alessio
Menegazzo

Head of sustainability and institutional affairs

ENEL ROMANIA

Dr. Lucian
Cernat

Economist-Șef

Direcția Generală de Comerț, Comisia Europeana

Roxana
Dumitrache

Activist

Marian
Voicu

Journalist

TVR 1

Agenda

EUROSFAT is organized by EUROPULS
together with its partners

08:30 - 09:00

Registration of guests

09:00 - 10:30

The Future of Europe: Reducing Gaps Through Digital Transformation - Opening Plenary Session

English interpretation will be available.

Moderator: Bogdan Deleanu, Director, Europuls

Speakers: Andrus Ansip (Vicepresident for the Digital Single Market, European Commission), Maximilian Strotmann (MEMBER OF CABINET, VICE-PRESIDENT FOR DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET ANDRUS ANSIP, EUROPEAN COMMISSION) Leonard Orban (PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR, European Affairs Department, Romanian Presidency), Victor Negrescu(MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT)

Co-organizatori: Representation of the European Commission in Romania

Constanța Ballroom

Two standard questions will be addressed and voted on by the public, one and the beginning and one at the end, followed by opening remarks and a Q&A session.

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00

Is the EU embracing the digital transformation at its full speed?

 

Moderator: Laura Vișan, Affiliated Expert Europuls

Speakers: Andrus Ansip (VICE-PRESIDENT FOR DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET, European Commission), Marta Poślad (HEAD OF PUBLIC POLICY FOR THE CEE REGION, Google), Damir Filipovic (DIRECTOR Digital Enterprise and Consumer Policy, Digital Europe), Dan Nechita (FOUNDER, Smart Everything Everywhere), Victor Negrescu (MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, European Parliament)

Co-organisers: Smart Everything Everywhere, Pfizer

Constanța Balloom

 

11:00 - 13:00

Romania - A Key Role in Shaping the Future Common Agricultural Policy

 

Moderator: Tana Foarfă, Affiliated Expert Europuls

Speakers: Mihail Dumitru (DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission), Member of the European Parliament (TBD) (Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development), Alexandru Potor (SECRETARY OF STATE, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Romania), Daniela Giurcă (RESEARCHER, INCE Institute of Agricultural Economy part of Romanian Academy), Bianca Toma (PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Romanian Centre for European Policies)

Co-organiser: Romanian Centre for European Policies

Brașov Room

 

11:00 - 13:00

Eastern Europe’s Defence - How Can Romania Contribute to the European Defence Strategy?

Moderator: Raluca Bârzu, Affiliated Expert Europuls

Speakers: Constantin Ciorobea (FLOTILLA ADMIRAL, Romanian Navy), Dr. Andrey Devyatkov (SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Institute of Economy, Russian Academy of Sciences), Petr Chalupecky (HEAD, NATO AND MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS SECTION, PASP DIVISION, NATO), Dr. Markus Kaim (SENOR FELLOW, German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Co-organisers: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Aspen Institute Romania

Salon A

 

11:00 - 13:00

CETA Benefits for the Romanian Economy. A Glimpse on its Impact on the Private Sector and the Citizens

Moderator: Cristian Pantazi (EDITOR IN CHIEF, HotNews.ro)

Speakers: Daniel J. Costello (AMBASSADOR OF CANADA TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, Canadian Embassy), Kevin Hamilton (AMBASSADOR OF CANADA TO ROMANIA, THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA, AND THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA, Canadian Embassy), Lazăr Comănescu (AMBASSADOR, SENIOR ADVISER (FOREIGN RELATIONS) TO THE PRESIDENT OF CCIR, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania)

Co-organisers: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, Embassy of Canada in Romania

Galați Room

 

11:00 - 13:00

The Future of Urban Design: Policies, Ideas and Projects

English interpretation will be available.

Moderator: Eva Chitul, Affiliated Expert Europuls

Speakers: Grațian Mihăilescu (FOUNDER, Urbanize Hub), Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu (SENIOR EXPERT URBAN DEVELOPMENT, World Bank Group), Cornelia Dinca (FOUNDER, Sustainable Amsterdam), Nicolaie Moldovan (ALBA IULIA CITY MANAGER, Municipality of Alba-Iulia), Derek Vaughan (MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT), Lina Constantinovici (FOUNDER & CEO, INNOVATION 4.4), Diana Țenea (DIRECTOR, Regional Development and Infrastructure Directorate, Ministry for Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds)

Co-organisers: Urbanize HUB, Dutch Embassy in Romania

Salon B

 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 16:00

10 Years of Fighting Corruption: Romania - From ‘Problem Child’ to ‘Trend-Setter’?

Moderator: Victoria Stoiciu, Project Manager - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania & Doru Toma, Program Coordinator, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Romania

Speakers: Prof. Univ. Dr. Ovidiu Predescu (ADVISOR TO THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF ROMANIA, PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE ATTACHED TO THE HIGH COURT OF CASSATION AND JUSTICE), Cornelia Abel (REGIONAL COORDINATOR - SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, Transparency International Berlin),Elena Calistru (PRESIDENT, Funky Citizens Romania), Sidonia Bogdan (JOURNALIST),Stephan Meuser (RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania), Ministry of Justice Representative (Ministry of Justice), Mihaela Popa (Affiliated Expert Europuls)

Co-organizatori: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Constanța Ballroom

 

14:00 - 16:00

Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: How the EU Influences the Member States’ Energy Policies and the Benefits for the End Customer

Moderator: Moderator Andreea Nica, MANAGER CONSULTING, Deloitte Consultanta

Speakers: Magdalena-Andreea Străchinescu-Olteanu (HEAD OF UNIT C.2, DG Energy, European Commission), Corneliu Bodea (PRESIDENT, Romania Energy Center), Alexandru Maximescu (DIRECTOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OMV Petrom), Alessio Menegazzo (Head of Sustainability and Institutional Affairs, Enel Romania)

Co-organisers: Enel, Petrom

Salon A

 

14:00 - 16:00

Walk the Talk on Gender Equality Through Education

Moderator: Roxana Dumitrache, ACTIVIST

Speakers: Princess Maria of Romania, Anneli Lindahl Kenny (AMBASSADOR, Embassy of Sweden in Romania), Benedikt Saupe (DEPUTY HEAD OF MISSION, Embassy of Austria in Romania), Ligia Deca (STATE ADVISOR, Presidential Administration), Valeriu Nicolae (Human Rights Activist)

Co-organizatori: Equality and Human Rights Action Centre - ACTEDO, Embassy of Sweden in Romania, Embassy of Austria in Romania

Galați Room

 

14:00 - 16:00

30 Years of Erasmus: Bridging Cultural Gaps to Create a European Identity

Moderator: Iulia Ghiță (PROJECT MANAGER, Europuls), Mihai Leontescu (PROJECT AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER, Embassy of Sweden in Romania)

Speakers: Simona Bişboacă (ENGINEER AND INVENTOR, Phenalex), Cristina Negraru (CO-FOUNDER AND PRODUCER, Paradigma Film), Vlad Mixich (HEALTH POLICY EXPERT), Cristian Pîrvulescu (DEAN, Faculty of Political Science SNSPA), Oana Joumah (STUDENT AND TRAINER PUBLIC SPEAKING, University of Medicine "Victor Babeș" Timișoara)

Co-organisers: Representation of the European Commission in Romania, Embassy of Sweden in Romania

Brașov Ballroom

 

14:00 - 16:00

Populism in Europe: Assessing the Damage to Democracy and Civil Society

Speakers: Israel Butler (INDEPENDENT ANALYST ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND EU AFFAIR, European Liberties Platform), Gabriel Bădescu (DIRECTOR of the Center for the Study of Democracy Romania), Mark Weitzman (DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, Simon Wiesenthal Center, USA), Ivan Novosel (DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, Human Rights House Zagreb)

Co-organiser: The Civil Society Development Foundation

Salon B

 

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:30

Projection of the documentary "Putin Forever?" and a discussion with its director, Kirill Nenashev

 

Registration

Registration in advance is required for attending our event.

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

Please register by filling-in the following form

 

I wish to attend the following sessions:

 

Opening (9:00 - 10:30)



Morning (11:00 - 13:00)







Afternoon (14:00 - 16:00)







Cultural event (16:30 - 18:30)


 

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Venue

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JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel

90 Calea 13 Septembrie

050726 Bucharest

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