Brussels, 16 October 2012 – “Competition – Cooperation – Solidarity: Facing the New EU Challenges”

On October 16, 2012 Notre Europe organises a conference on “Competition-Cooperation-Solidarity: Facing the New EU Challenges"


Competition – Cooperation – Solidarity: Facing the New EU Challenges 

Tuesday 16 October 2012

9h30 – 17h30


des Académies (Auditorium Albert II)

1, rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels 


9.15: Registration 

9.30: Opening speech:Jacques Delors “triptych” : achivements and prospects

 António Vitorino, President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute

10.00: Round table 1 – The Economic and Monetary Union: the Need for a New Start

Etienne Davignon, Former Vice-President of the European Commission

Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament

André Sapir, Member of the “Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa group”, Professor

of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Chair: Yves Bertoncini, Director, Notre Europe

12.00: break

14.00: Round table 2 – Single Market and EU Fundings: a new “Package” for Growth and Convergence

Jonathan Faull, Director General Internal Market, European Commission

Philippe Maystadt, Former President of the EIB, President of the EPC

Hannes Swoboda, President of the S&D group, European Parliament

Chair: Adriana Cerretelli, Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore

15.30: Round table 3 – Improving the social dimension of the EU

Alejandro Cercas, Member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Koos Richelle, Director General Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission

Frank Vandenbroucke, Former Belgian Minister of Social Affairs, Professor, KU Leuven

Chair: Philippe Pochet, Director General, European Trade Union Institute

17.00: Concluding remarks – A balanced European Union: Prospects for the Future

Jacques Delors, Former President of the European Commission, Founding President of Notre


Working languages: English and French