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Officine Farneto - via Monti della Farnesina, 77
Segui la diretta di How Can We Govern Europe.
Welcome by Giacomo Robustelli, CEO of Eunews
Giacomo Robustelli, Master of Science from LSE, company manager since 2001, Head of Consultancy in Business International, covered several positions in Poste Italiane where he start-upped a Retail Company, former Business Development and Externel Relations Director of Aria, company managed by Riccardo Ruggiero, Founder and CEO of Eunews.
Award ceremony of the contest «L’Europa che vorrei»
Chaired by Alberto D’Argenio, Journalist at Repubblica
Prizes awarded by:
Minister of Education, University and Research
Nata a Lucca il 18 novembre 1960, coniugata con due figli, Stefania Giannini ha studiato presso l'Università di Pisa e di Pavia fino a conseguire il titolo di professore ordinario di Glottologia e Linguistica.
Rettore dell'Università per Stranieri di Perugia dal 2004 al 2012, ha ricoperto incarichi di rilievo in ambito nazionale e internazionale, nei settori dell'education e della promozione culturale.
E' stata membro della Commissione nazionale per la Promozione della Cultura Italiana all’Estero del Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Presidente della Commissione di Studio del CNR per l’Etica della Ricerca e la Biotetica, membro del Comitato di orientamento strategico per le relazioni scientifiche e culturali fra Italia e Francia. Dal 2006 al 2011 è stata delegato della Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane e responsabile delle Relazioni Internazionali.
Nel 2011 ha ricevuto dal Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano il titolo di Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana.
In occasione delle elezioni politiche del 2013, è stata eletta Senatore della Repubblica nelle liste di Scelta Civica della Regione Toscana.
Capogruppo di Scelta Civica nella VII Commissione del Senato (Istruzione Pubblica, Beni Culturali) e Presidente della delegazione parlamentare dell'INCE (Iniziativa Centro Europea), a novembre 2013 diventa Segretario Politico di Scelta Civica. Dal febbraio 2015 è entrata a far parte del gruppo parlamentare Pd Senato
Senior Economist at the European Commission
President of Eunews
Giovanni Parapini, è General Manager e socio di Aleteia e Corporate General Manager di Consenso, business unit del gruppo Aleteia Communication, di cui è anche socio. La sua esperienza è comprovata nel campo della Comunicazione d'Impresa, delle Relazioni Internazionali e nello studio dei sistemi aggregativi italiani.
Professionalmente è nato nella pubblicità avendo lavorato 4 anni per Condè Nast Italia ed essendo stato il responsabile pubblicitario di Vogue Italia e Vanity Fair. Successivamente ha seguito l'affermarsi dei marchi La Perla - Anna Club- Occhi Verdi – Champions – Biotherm Italia – Pierre Cardin e Guy Laroche Italia. E' stato Direttore del progetto della nuova Corporate Identity per Ferrovie dello Stato. Negli ultimi anni è stato Direttore della Comunicazione per il gruppo di abbigliamento ESPRIT International, è stato Direttore del progetto di formazione IG Students per SVILUPPO ITALIA, si è occupato di America Latina per numerosi clienti in attività di Lobbying nei vari settori di riferimento. E' stato relatore presso l'Universita' di Perugia, la International Pieve School e La Civiltà Cattolica fa anche parte del Teaching Committe del Master MUMM presso l'Università La Sapienza e del Master MBA presso la LUISS.
In Italia rappresenta la Fundacion Guayasamin , la Fundacion Esquel ed il Festival Internacional del Cine Latinoamericano. Scrive regolarmente per il settimanale TEMPI nella rubrica COMUNICANDO che tratta le best practices in Italia.
A discussion about Europe, its governance, the ideas young people share about the future of the Union.
16.15 - 16-30
16.30 - 16-50
Opening Speech by:
Commissioner of the Union for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
16.50 - 17-15
17.15 - 18:45
Long-term perspectives on how the framework of EMU should develop
Where is further work necessary to develop stronger common governance in the European Union? Given that the EMU is still an “incomplete monetary union”, it is adjusting from the crisis much slower than one with a more complete institutional setup in place: which steps are going to be taken to make it complete? Which is the role of Member States now, and which would it be in the future?
Economic journalist at La Stampa
Born in Brussels to a German mother and an Italian father, Tonia Mastrobuoni is the correspondent from Berlin for La Stampa. She had worked for Il Riformista, the news agencies Reuters and Tmnews, for Radio Rai and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr). In 2010 her book “Gioventù sprecata”, written with Marco Iezzi, was published by Laterza. She has been curating the “meet the authors” section at the Festival of Economy in Trento since 2009.
Commissioner of the Union for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Italy
Born in Bari on 6 January 1949. From 10 May 2013, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy. In this capacity, he stands in for the Governor during the latter's absence or incapacity; he has authority for the Bank's ordinary administration.
President (and member of the Joint Directorate) of the Insurance Supervisory Authority (Ivass).
In 2013 he was called to the "Working Group on Economic, Social and European Issues" (the so-called "Group of Wise Men") established by the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.
He joined the Bank of Italy in 1976, where he was first assigned to the Supervisory Unit of the Milan regional office, then, in 1979, to the Economic Research Department. He was Head of the Economic Research Department from 2000 to 2006, Managing Director for economic research and international relations from 2007 to 2011, Secretary General of the Bank of Italy and Advisor to the Governing Board for economic policy matters in 2011, and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy from January 2012 to May 2013.
He graduated in mathematics from the University of Bari in 1975. He won a National Research Council fellowship for applied mathematics. He was visiting scholar at the IMF and the Department of Economics of MIT.
He is a member of the Steering Committe of the Italian Strategic Fund, the Eurosystem IT Steering Committee, the Foundation Board of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies in Geneva, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, the Istituto Affari Internazionali, the editorial committee of the journal L'industria, member of the board of governors of Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Senior Fellow at the LUISS School of European Political Economy.
He has held courses and seminars at various universities, notably Tor Vergata University in Rome and Aldo Moro University in Bari. He is the author of many essays: Competere in Europa (ed.), Il Mulino, Bologna, 1993; La bilancia dei pagamenti: i conti con l'estero dell'Italia, la lira, i problemi dell'unione monetaria europea, with R.S. Masera, CEDAM, Padua, 1993; La politica economica italiana 1968-1998, Laterza, Rome-Bari 1998, revised editions 2000, 2003, 2007; La nuova economia: i fatti dietro il mito (ed.), Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003; La regina e il cavallo. Quattro mosse contro il declino, Laterza, Roma - Bari, 2006; Controtempo. L'Italia nella crisi mondiale, Laterza, Roma - Bari, 2009; and Processo alla finanza, Laterza, Roma - Bari, 2013.
Deputy Director OFCE
Francesco Saraceno is Deputy Department Director at OFCE-Sciences Po. He holds Ph.Ds in Economics from Columbia University and La Sapienza University of Rome. His main research interests include the relationship between inequality and macroeconomic performance, European macroeconomic policies, and the interaction between structural reforms, fiscal and monetary policies. He published in several international journals such as Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Financial Stability.
In 2000 he became member of the Council of Economic Advisors for the Italian Prime Minister's Office. In 2002 he moved to Paris to work at OFCE, the Research Center in Economics of Sciences-Po Paris. He is in charge of the Economics concentration of the Master of European Affairs at Sciences-Po, where he teaches international and European macroeconomics. He also teaches at the Master of Public Affairs, and is Academic Director of the Sciences Po-Northwestern European Affairs Program. He is member of the Scientific Board for the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP), where he also teaches European macroeconomics. He maintains a blog on European matters, and regularly intervenes in the public debate on the EU economy. Twitter: @fsaraceno.
Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago.
Luigi Zingales' research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He co-developed the Financial Trust Index, which is designed to monitor the level of trust that Americans have toward their financial system. In addition to holding his position at Chicago Booth, Zingales is currently a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow of the European Governance Institute. He is also the director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago and an editorialist for Il Sole 24 Ore. Zingales also serves on the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, which has been examining the legislative, regulatory, and legal issues affecting how public companies function.
His research has earned him the 2003 Bernácer Prize for the best young European financial economist, the 2002 Nasdaq award for best paper in capital formation, and a National Science Foundation Grant in economics. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance and the American Economic Review.
In 2012 he was named by Foreign Policy in its list of the top 100 global thinkers. He is co-author with Raghuram G. Rajan of “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” (2003) and author of “A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity” (2012). His latest book is “Europa o no” (2014).
Luigi Zingales received a bachelor degree in Economics summa cum laude from the Bocconi University in Milan in 1987 and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1992.
Cocktail & Gala Dinner, for speakers, guests and Eunews supporters (list of participants)
09.15 - 09-45
Introductory speech by:
Pier Carlo Padoan
Italian Minister for Economic Affairs - Growth, the way for Europe to face up to the challenges
09.45 - 11.00
How to restart growth in Europe?
Can we rely primarily on exports to reignite growth? What role then for investments and internal demand? Jobs as sources of economic growth: should European norms and policies be harmonised? Which is the role of sustainability in the process towards growth?
Elido Fazi graduated cum laude in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1975, and two years later earned a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Manchester with a thesis on the Neo-Keynesian theory of income distribution. Excerpts of his thesis were published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics.
Between and 1977 and 1979 he worked at the headquarters of Ford Europe in London. In 1979 he began working as an economic journalist for the financial magazine Business International, acquired by The Economist in 1986.
In 1987 he was nominated Vice President for Southern Europe of the Economist Intelligence Unit. In 1993 he left the Economist Group to start his own company, Business Italy, which organised yearly Round Tables for the Italian government. He sold the company in 2009.
In 1994 he also founded the publishing house Fazi Editore, which has rapidly established itself as one of the top 10 publishing companies in Italy.
CEO at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Stefano Scarpetta is Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD.
Mr. Scarpetta joined the OECD in 1991 and held several positions in the Economics Department and in his current Directorate. He led several large-scale research projects, including: "Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy"; the "Sources of Economic Growth in OECD Countries"; and contributed to others including “The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing" and “The Effects of Product Market Competition on Productivity and Labour Market Outcomes”. From 2002 to 2006 he worked at the World Bank, where he took over the responsibility of labour market advisor and lead economist. In this capacity, he coordinated a Bank-wide research program of Employment and Development and contributed extensively to the Bank's investment climate assessments. He returned to the Economics Department of the OECD in November 2006 where he became the head of the Country Studies Division in charge of Japan, Korea, China, India, Mexico, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden. From March 2008 to June 2010, he was the editor of the OECD Employment Outlook and the Head of the Employment Analysis and Policy Division of the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (DELSA). He became the Deputy Director of DELSA in June 2010 and in May 2013 has become Director.
He has published extensively in academic journals, including in the American Economic Review, The Economic Journal, Economic Policy and The International Journal of Industrial Organisation. He edited several books in the fields of: labour economics and industrial relations; economic growth; and industrial organisation. He is the co-director of the programme of work on Employment and Development at the Institute for the Studies of Labour (IZA, Bonn, Germany); Research Fellow of IZA; Member of the expert group on the minimum wage in France; Member of the Executive Board of the CAED (Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data) network and member of the Scientific Committee of the DARES (French Ministry of Labour).
Mr. Scarpetta holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (EHESS), Département et Laboratoire d’Economie Théorique Appliquée (DELTA) in Paris and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Vice President of the European Investment Bank
Vice-president, European Investment Bank - Chairman, European Investment Fund
Since September 2007 Dario Scannapieco has been Vice-president at the European Investment Bank, responsible for operations in Italy, Malta, Croatia, the Western Balkans and the countries on the south-eastern Mediterranean shore. He is also responsible for Financing of SMEs and Mid-Caps, Transactions Monitoring and Restructuring, the utilisation of EU Structural Funds for innovative projects in Urban Regeneration programmes (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas) as well as Equity and equity-type products. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the European Investment Fund.
Prior to joining the EIB (2002-2007) he was Director General for Finance and Privatisation at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
From 1997 to 2002 Dario Scannapieco worked as Advisor to the Director General of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, being then a member of the Council of Experts.
From 1992 to 1995 he worked at Telecom Italia, in the planning and strategic control department.
Dario Scannapieco holds a degree in Economics at LUISS University in Rome (1992) and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (1997).
11.00 - 11.30
Q&A Session with Minister Padoan and the other panelists
11.30 - 13:30
Increasing public and private investments for the digital industrial economy
Should the Union act at European or National level when dealing with industrial economy? Which is the contribution of ‘digital’ to European Union industries? Public policies for Industry 4.0: How much of the EC 2014 Industrial Policy Communication has been realised? Should we fear Asian investments in European industries?
Managing Director (Designate), NOMISMA
Andrea Goldstein is the new Managing Director for policy research and outreach at Nomisma, Italy’s leading economic consultancy and think-tank. He has a 23-year career in global governance, most recently at the OECD Investment Division in charge of Global Relations. He was previously Deputy Director at the UNESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia in Incheon (Seoul) and the Heiligendamm L’Aquila Process (the G8-G5 political dialogue) Support Unit and Senior Economist with the OECD Development Centre and Economics Department and the World Bank Group.
Andrea has published widely on emerging economies – including L’économie des BRIC (La Découverte 2013) and Il miracolo coreano (il Mulino 2013) –, emerging multinationals – including Multinational Companies from Emerging Economies in the Global Economy (Palgrave 2007, paperback edition 2009) – and the impact of the emergence of China and India on other developing countries. He also authored 40 articles in refereed journals, including Asian Development Review, Business History, Cambridge Journal of Economics, CEPAL Review, Economia Internazionale, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Transnational Corporations, and The World Economy.
Andrea has a regular column on Il Sole 24 Ore and his op-eds have appeared in the Financial Times, Helsingin Sanomat, JoonAng, Le Monde, South China Morning Post, La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera. He is also a frequent contributor to www.lavoce.info and www.linkiesta.it.
Andrea studied at Bocconi, Columbia and Sussex Universities and is an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University in Milan. He is also President of the Bocconi Alumni Association, Paris Chapter and participates in the activities of Aspen Italia.
Director General at DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology
Roberto Viola holds a Doctor degree in Electronic Engineering (Dr. Eng.) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He is Director-General of DG CONNECT, in the European Commission. Between September 2012 and August 2015 he was Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT with responsibilities for Electronic Communications Networks and Services Directorate, Cooperation Directorate - International and Inter-institutional relations, Stakeholders cooperation, Coordination Directorate - Growth and Jobs, Innovations and Knowledge Base, Media and Data Directorate.
From 2005 to 2012, he was the Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM (Italian media and telecom regulator).
He was Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, and Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators). He was Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG) in 2007.
He served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004, in charge of inter alia, regulation in terrestrial, cable and satellite television, frequency planning, access and interconnection of communication services, cost accounting and tariff in telecommunication and broadcasting services.
From 1985-1999 he served in various positions as a staff member of the European Space Agency (ESA) in particular, he has been Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services.
General Director for Industrial policy, competitiveness and SMEs at the Italian MiSE
Stefano Firpo, 41 years old, is General Director for Industrial policy, competitiveness and small and medium enterprises al the Ministry of Economic Development. He was Chief of the Italian Minister of Economic Development’s Technical Secretariat, holding this position also during the Monti and Letta Government. He designed and implemented the Italian legislation on innovative startups and SMEs and worked, as contributor of the “Destinazione Italia” Report and member of the Finance for Growth group, at the liberalization of corporate bonds and on recent measures to boost investments in R&D and intellectual property.
In the past, he worked at the European Central Bank and at Intesa Sanpaolo Banking Group.
He graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Turin, and got a post-graduate specialization in International Economics at the London School of Economics.
CEO Teleperformance Italy
Segretario Generale di E.R.-AMIAT
Born in Bologna on 6 November 1953, two children.
In the 1980s Sales and Marketing Manager of companies operating in the packaging sector.
Since 1991 he has been working for IMA, a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, tea and coffee. IMA S.p.A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1995. He is currently Corporate Communications Director of the IMA Group.
He actively collaborates with national and local government agencies on economic and territorial development schemes.
Since 2011, he is Secretary General of E.R.-AMIAT, an association based in Belgium and representing the interests of a large cluster of advanced mechanics and automation technologies.
President of MetroWeb
Franco Bassanini, former Italian Cabinet Minister for Public Administration and Regional Affairs (1996-2001) and Professor of Constitutional Law at the First University of Rome, is now Chairman of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (the most important Italian long term investor in the fields of infrastructures, energy, and public utilities) and President of Astrid Foundation, an Italian think tank gathering together about 350 scientists and experts in the field of European institutions, public policies, public administration's reform, market regulation and e-government (www.astrid.eu). He is President of the Executive board of Metroweb Italia SpA and President of the Long Term Investors Club, Vice President of the Inframed Fund and Vice-President of the Association of long-term investors of the European Union. He is also member of the Supervisory Board of the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure (Marguerite Fund) and of the French Commission pour la Libération de la Croissance française, chaired by Jacques Attali.
Franco Bassanini was Cabinet Minister for Public Administration and Regional Affairs in the Italian Government led by Romano Prodi (1996-1998), Under-secretary of State to Prime Minister's Office and responsible for the Cabinet Office in the first Government led by Massimo D'Alema (1998-1999), Cabinet Minister for Public Administration in the second Government led by Massimo D'Alema (1999-2000) and in the second Government led by Giuliano Amato (2000-2001). During those years, he carried out a wide and comprehensive reform program of the Italian administrative system.
Franco Bassanini has been member of Italian Parliament from 1979 to 2006. He has also been member of the E.N.A. (Ecole Nationale d'Administration) Executive Board (2001-2005), of the Comité d'évaluation des strategies ministérielles de réforme (2003-2005), of the Commission pour le financement du codéveloppement de la Méditerranée, and of the High Level Panel of the U.N. ICT Task Force (2001-2006). In Italian Parliament, he has been Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Monetary Policy and Budget (1987-1990) and Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Independent Left (1988-1991).
From 1965 to 2001 Franco Bassanini has taught at the Universities of Milan, Trento, Sassari, Florence and Rome. He is the author of 18 books and about 300 academic articles on issues of constitutional law, economic law, political science, European law and administrative law. (www.bassanini.it)
13.30 - 15:00
15.00 - 16.45
Rethinking the EU energy policy in view of the Energy Union project
Sustainability, security of supply and competitiveness are the three pillars on which the Energy Union is being built: how is the Union going to guarantee well-designed markets providing better results at lower cost than uncoordinated national approaches? Which is the role of renewables in terms of innovation rather than deployment?
Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore
Deputy Head of Cabinet for the European Commission for Vice President Šefčovič
BIERVERT Bernd, Dr. Deputy Head of Cabinet, Cabinet Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission, Brussels
- *1969 - Cologne
- 1990-1992 Diploma in English Law (with distinction), Law School, University of Trier, Germany
- 1992-1995 First State Exam (with distinction) Concentration on European Law , Law School, University of Freiburg, Germany
- 1992-1995 Junior Assistant, Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Freiburg, Germany
- 1995-1997 Doctoral thesis in European Law (magna cum laude)
- 1995-1997 Senior Assistant, Institute for European Law, University of Freiburg, Germany
- 1997-2000 Junior Lawyer, Ministry of Justice, State of Hamburg, Germany; Bar Exam (with distinction)
- 1998 Visiting Lecturer of EC Law, Faculty for International Relations, University of Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
- 2000-2003 Desk Officer, responsible for the co-ordination of accession negotiations with the Slovak Republic, Directorate- General Enlargement, Dir. B.3., European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
- 2003-2004 Task Manager, responsible for Education, Culture, Science and Research, Justice and Home Affairs, Task Force European Neighbourhood Policy European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
- 2004 Member of the negotiation team for the reunification of Cyprus, responsible for European Community law aspects, United Nations, Cyprus (secondment)
- 2004-2010 Member of Cabinet, responsible for culture, sport and citizenship policy, competition, internal market and justice and home affairs, Cabinet of Commissioner Ján Figel’, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
- 2010-2014 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for Interinstitutional Relations and Administration, Brussels, Belgium
- 2014-present Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for Energy Union, Brussels, Belgium
to be announced
Falck Renewables CEO
Piero Manzoni is currently CEO of Falck Renewables SpA and Falck Energy SpA, CEO and General Director of Falck SpA, and member of the committee of Assolombarda, Assoelettrica and Assorinnovabili. Born in Bergamo on 8 October 1962, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Milan Politecnico and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration. From 1989 to 1994 he worked in the Schneider Group (formerly Marlin Gerin) and from 1994 to 2001 he held various senior management positions within the ABB Group in Italy, including General Manager of ABB Solutions. His last experience within the ABB Group was as CEO and Country Manager of ABB Ltd in Libya, for the entire business of the Swiss-Swedish group.
He joined Siemens Italia in July 2001, where he served as Managing Director of Siemens Power until April 2006. Among other offices, he was also appointed President of Fiat Avio Power Services SpA, President and CEO of Telegyr SpA and President of Bonus Wind Power Italia SpA. During the same period has served on the Board of CESI and on the Executive Committee of the Anie Federation.
From April 2006 to November 2008 he served as CEO of Atel Energia SpA (now Alpiq) and was also appointed President of Energit SpA, as well as serving on the board of the World Energy Council for Italy.
IEA Executive Director
09.00 - 09:30
09.30 - 11:30
Introductory speech delivered by Gabriele Eminente, Director General, Médecins Sans Frontières Italia
Short and long-term objectives in migration policies
What are the most salient changes made to the European Union’s immigration system recently? How can a European migration policy respond flexibly to economic and geopolitical shocks, both at European and national level? Which public investments are now needed to improve the dramatic situation of both migrants and the receiving countries, such as Italy? Is it possible to control “push factors” (e.g. geopolitical risks) in migrants’ countries of origin and how? To which extent, and under which conditions, can mobility of labour within free-mobility areas foster economic convergence?
journalist at La Stampa
Italian Minister of the Interiors
Executive Director, FRONTEX
Head of the International Migration Division (IMD) of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD
Producer at Reported.Ly
Marco De Ponte
Action Aid Italia Secretary General
Marco De Ponte has been working as Secretary General for ActionAid International in Italy since 2001 and as Europe Regional Director up to January 2011.
He was born on the 19th of June 1970 in Padua. He graduated in International Relations at the University of Padua in 1995. In 1996, he achieved a MA in “Understanding and securing human rights” at the University of London. He was actively engaged with Amnesty International both nationally and internationally, spending 6 years as deputy chairperson of Amnesty International Italy and 8 years on the national board, participating to various research missions in Europe and working for 2 years as Ethiopia campaigner at Amnesty International Secretariat in London.
Before 1999, he also worked for various Italian universities and for the European Human Rights Foundation in Brussels, assessing project proposals from NGOs. In 1999 he was employed as General Human Rights Coordinator & Albania Desk during post-war rehabilitation effort for Intersos (an Italian NGO specialized in the emergency operations).
Marco De Ponte è Segretario Generale di ActionAid in Italia dal 2001 e in questa funzione gestisce in prima persona un bilancio pari a circa 47 milioni di Euro. È stato International Director (Europe, New Countries, Planning) per ActionAid International fino al 2011.
Nasce il 19 giugno del 1970 a Padova, dove si laurea in Relazioni Internazionali nel 1995. Nel 1996 consegue un master in “Understanding and securing human rights” all’Università di Londra. È stato attivamente impegnato con Amnesty International sia a livello nazionale che internazionale, ricoprendo per sei anni la carica di Vicepresidente di Amnesty International Italia e sedendo per otto anni nel Consiglio Direttivo nazionale, partecipando a varie ricerche in Europa e lavorando per due anni come campaigner per l’Etiopia al Segretariato Internazionale dell’organizzazione a Londra. Prima del 1999, lavora inoltre per diverse università italiane e per la European Human Rights Foundation a Bruxelles, valutando proposte di progetti di ONG. Nel 1999 svolge il ruolo di General Human Rights Coordinator & Albania desk durante la ricostruzione post-bellica per conto di Intersos.
11.30 - 13:30
The future of the Union: balancing Europe, national and regional tendencies
How to reconcile the governance of globalisation with democracy? How to respond to national and regional tendencies spreading across the Union?
Vice President of the European Parliament
Italian Undersecretary for European Affairs
Sandro Gozi is a Member of the Italian Parliament since 2006. Currently he is Under-Secretary at the Presidency in the Italian Government, in charge of European Policies.
In August 2013 he has been nominee vice-President of the Assembly of the Council of Europe, and since January 2014 he has been chosen as vice-president of Socialist Group at the Assembly of the Council of Europe. From 2006 until 2008 he was the President of the parliamentary Committee on the Schengen, Europol and Immigration Affairs. Between 2008 and 2013 he was then appointed as group leader of the Democratic Party at the parliamentary Commission on EU policies and he was in charge at national level of EU policies for the Democratic Party. From September 2013, he is also an unpaid advisor to the Municipality of Rome on matters related to European funds and projects.
From 1995 to 1996 he worked as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1996 at the European Commission he was in charge of the relationship with the European Parliament and he took part in the negotiations for the introduction of the euro. Overall, he has worked as official at the European Commission for 10 years, dealing with institutional affairs, regional cooperation in the Balkans and in the Mediterranean, and matters related to education and culture. In particular, between 2000 and 2004, he was a member of the cabinet of EC President Romano Prodi, and afterward until 2005 he worked in the bureau of European policy advisers of President José Manuel Durao Barroso. In 2005 he worked as a diplomatic advisor of Nichi Vendola, President of the Italian region of Puglia, and then from 2006 until 2008 as a European policies advisor in the new Prodi government . He is President of the Italy-India Association and between 2004 and 2010 he has been the deputy secretary-general of the European Democratic Party.
Sandro Gozi in 2011 has received a special award by the Municipality of San Francisco as well by the Harvey Milk Foundation, due to his promotion of human rights. He has been awarded in 2007 by the French President Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes due to his efforts in promoting the French Culture. In 2014, Sandro Gozi has been nominee Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur by Alain LeRoy, French Ambassador in Italy.
He teaches European Union Institutions and Policies at the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” of Paris, at the European Colleges of Bruges and Parma.
Sandro Gozi is also author of various publications on European politics as well as of editorials on European and national policies.
Married to Emanuela, they have two children: Federica (11) and Giulio (8).
Columnist at Repubblica