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A new departure for the EU

Brussels Think Tank Dialogue

Date: Jan 28 - Topic: Macroeconomic policy

For the fifth year in a row, ten leading European Think Tanks have joined forces to host the annual Brussels Think Tank Dialogue (BTTD). The event represents a unique opportunity to hear leading voices debate pressing issues, forecast major trends for the coming year, and put forward recommendations for the new European leadership. More than ever, guidance is needed.

Among the speakers at this year’s BTTD: Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission; Ruth Paserman, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Thyssen; Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director, Madariaga; Aart De Geus, Chairman, Bertelsmann Stiftung; Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS; Ann Macey, Managing Director, Confrontations Europe; Giles Merrit, Secretary General, Friends of Europe; Marc Otte, Director General, Egmont Institute; Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel; Fabian Zuleeg, CEO, EPC.

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The BTTD 2015 will focus on such topical issues as:

  • Revisiting Energy Security. Read background paper
  • Towards a single European Labour Market. Read background paper
  • The EU Migration Policy of tomorrow. Read background paper

Registrations for this event have closed.

Practical details

  • When: Wednesday 28 January 2015, 10:00 – 18:00
  • Where: Polak Room, Residence Palace

Jointly organised by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel, CEPS, Confrontations Europe, the Egmont Institute, the European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe – Les amis de l’Europe, the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the Brussels Think Tank Dialogues are annual policy forums for critical reflection on the state of the EU and the joint development of analysis and recommendations to improve EU policies. The Dialogues are designed to address pressing political concerns as well as to offer recommendations on specific issues.

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