Overview European Union Seminars

An overview of future and past European Union Seminars.

2016-2017

First semester



Monday September 26
Matias Hellman
External Relations Adviser at the International Criminal Court, The Hague
15:15 - 17.00, Leiden University - Lipsius 227
Monday October 17
Emma Cracknell
FleishmanHillard, Brussels
15:15 - 17:00, Huis van Europa, Den Haag
Monday November 21

Dr Isabelle Ioannides 
Policy Analyst in the European Parliament; European Parliamentary Research Service, Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, the Ex-Post Impact Assessment Unit
15:15 - 17:00, Leiden University - Lipsius 227

Monday November 28
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Secretary-General NATO
15.15 - 16.30 Vrieshof 2/004, Leiden 

Second semester




Monday February 13
Karel Lannoo
Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
15:15 - 17:00, Huis van Europa, Den Haag

Monday March 20
Sebastian Remøy
President of Public Affairs and Head of Trade and Competition at Kreab
15:15 - 16:30, Lipsius 003

Monday April 10
Joris Larik
Assistant Professor at Leiden University and Senior Researcher of EU law and foreign policy at The Hague Institute for Global Justice
15:15 - 16:30, Huis van Europa, Den Haag

Monday April 24
Diederik Peereboom
Senior Director at Burson-Marsteller Brussels
15:15-16:30, Lipsius 228

2015-2016

Second semester

Wednesday February 24

Mr Klaus Hullman
Committee of the Regions
15.15 uur, Huis van Europa, Den Haag

Wednesday March 9 
Mr Mark Kranenburg
NRC, Dutch newspaper
15.15 uur, Leiden University – Lipsius 028

Wednesday March 30 
Mr Eduard Slootweg
Director of the Huis van Europa (EU parliament division) 
15.15 uur, Leiden University - M de Vrieshof 4 - 8a

Wednesday April 6
Mr Tom de Bruijn
Former diplomat (EU, Brussels), currently City Counsel Member in The Hague
15.15 uur,  Huis van Europa, Den Haag

Wednesday May 11
Prof. Klaas Knot
Director of the Dutch Central Bank  
15.15 uur, Leiden University - Lipsius 228

First semester

30 September 2015
Thijs van der Plas
Plaatsvervangend Directoraat-generaal Europese samenwerking en Chef Directie Integratie Europa, Ministerie BZ
15.15 uur, Huis van Europa, Den Haag  

11 November 2015
Michèle Coninsx, voorzitter Eurojust
Huis van Europa, Den Haag  

2 December 2015
Margriet Drent, Clingendael en Groningen
15.15 uur, Huis van Europa, Den Haag

2014-2015

15 October 2014
Prof. dr. A. Gerrits 
Russian Nationalism
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, Den Haag
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h  

5 November 2014
Mr. drs. Matthijs van der Plas (Chef Directie Europese Integratie, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Present Dutch EU policy
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, Den Haag
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h   

3 December 2014
René Cuperus, employee Wiardi Beckmanstichting and columist of the 'Volkskrant'
Future EU after the election of the European Parliament
Location: Lipsius 003, Leiden 
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h   

Wednesday 11 February 
René Leegte, Member of the House of Representatives for the VVD
The ”hold of the House of Representatives” on European Policy
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, The Hague
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

Wednesday 25 February
Gerrit Meester, former Professor Wageningen and Amsterdam, former senior official Agriculture
European Agricultural Policy and the World Food Problem
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, The Hague
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

Wednesday 11 March  
Lesley D’Huy, ”Sherpa” of Mark Rutte
Assisting the Premier in EU affairs
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, The Hague
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

Wednesday 15 april
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Secretary-General NATO
Security, EU and NATO
Location: Vrieshof 2/004, Leiden
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

Wednesday 6 May
Eduard Slootweg, director European Parliament Office, the Hague,
Positioning the European Parliament in the Netherlands
Location: Vrieshof 2/004, Leiden 
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

2013-2014

First Semester

9 October 2013

Mr. drs. Matthijs van der Plas (Chef Directie Europese Integratie, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Present Dutch EU policy
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, Den Haag
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h 

26 November 2013
Prof. dr. Alexander Rinnooy Kan (former president SER)
European experiences as SER president
Location: Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

4 December 2013
Dr. Steven Blockmans (Brussels thinktank CEPS)
European External Action Service: budding or baloney?
Location: Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

Second Semester

12 February 2014
Paul Brill (Journalist for the Volkskrant (freelance)
EU-US relations
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, Den Haag
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h 

19 Februari 2014
Roel Janssen (Publicist, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies)
European Financial and Monetary Affairs
Location: Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

12 March 2014
Tom de Bruijn (Member Council of State, former Permanent Representative NL for the EU)
Experiences and observations as  Permanent Representative in Brussels
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, Den Haag
Time: 16.00h - 17.15h

9 April 2014
Dr. Margriet Drent (University of Groningen, Clingendael)
Common Security and Defence Policy
Location: Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

7 May 2014
Rob Wainwright (Director Europol)
Structures and Roles of Europol
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 6, Den Haag
Time: 15.15h - 16.30h

2012-2013

19 September 2012
Drs. Wepke Kingma
"The position and the policy of the Netherlands in the EU"

31 October 2012
Drs. K.M. Buitenweg
"Democracy after the Eurocrisis"

14 November 2012
Prof. Mr. J.G. de Hoop Scheffer
"EU and NATO"

28 November 2012
Prof. Dr. J. de Haan (Director of Central Bank of the Netherlands)
"Further handling of the Eurocrisis"

6 February 2013
René Cuperus (Wiardi Beckmanstichting)
The Position of the Netherlands in the EU

20 February 2013
Henk Post (Kabinetschef van Hans v/d Broek en Frits Bolkestein)
How works the European Commission?

27 February 2013
Gerrit Meester (oud-topambtenaar ministerie van Landbouw)
Europe and world food problems

6 March 2013
Wendy Asbeek Brusse (Secretaris-directeur WRR)
The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) in the European Debate10 April 2013
Robert Dencher (Shell International)
Shell International and Europe

24 April 2013 (CANCELLED!)
Tom de Bruijn (Staatsraad, oud-Permanent Vertegenwoordiger EU)
The future of the Netherlands in the EU

1 May 2013
Alexander Rinnooy Kan (Oud-voorzitter SER)
The role of the Social Economic Council in Dutch EU policies

15 May 2013
Joost van Iersel (lid Economisch en Sociaal Comité EU)
The interesting place and work of the European Economic and Social Council

2011-2012

28 September 2011
Drs. Wepke Kingma, director for European Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands
The EU is a big fat success ... but it will be a long time before we feel European

5 October 2011
Mr. Hans van der Loo, Vice-President EU liaison Royal Dutch Shell
Energy, carbon, resources and security ... are we reaching a tipping point?

15 February 2012
Prof.mr. J.G. de Hoop Scheffer 
EU and NATO

22 February 2012
Prof.dr.ir. R. Rabbinge 
European agriculture and world food supply

29 February 2012
Prof.dr. J. de Haan
De Nederlandsche Bank and the crisis

7 March 2012 
Drs. R.H. Cuperus
The Netherlands and Europe

11 April 2012
Mr. S. Gosses
Turkey and Europe

18 April 2012
Drs. M.B. Engwirda
The European Court of Auditors

2 May 2012 
Prof.dr.ir. G. Meester
Agricultural Policy and rural development

2010-2011

29 September 2010
Drs. Wepke Kingma, Chief Director for European Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Current challenges in Dutch EU Policies  

13 October 2010

Dr. Jan Werts, EU-Media correspondent in Brussels
The unstoppable advance of the European Council

3 November 2010 
Prof. dr. Jan Jacob van Dijk, Professor at Vrije Univeristeit Amsterdam
Will European integration always remain a project of the elite?

8 December 2010
Prof. dr. Wolfram Kaiser, professor of European Studies at the University of Portsmouth and Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Constructing Europe. Putting the European Union and its history in museaums

16 February 2011
Dr. Mendeltje van Keulen, Advisor to the Dutch Parliament (Tweede Kamer) on CFSP and CSDP
The new role of national parliaments in the EU 
 
23 February 2011
Prof. Dr. Lex Hoogduin, Executive Director, Dutch Central Bank
The crisis, the EU and the euro

9 March 2011
Dr. W.F. van Eekelen, Minister of Defence (1977-1981), Minister for European Affairs (1982-1986), Minister of Defence (1986-1988) Secretary-General WEU (1989-1994) “The European Council of Fontainebleau”
Jean Monnet Masterclass Seminar

16 March 2011
Mr. Arnout Molenaar, Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, former Dutch permanent representative in Brussels on CSDP
The Common Security and Defence Policy

23 March 2011 
Prof. dr. J.P. Balkenende, Minister-president (2002-2010)
European summit diplomacy

30 March 2011
Mr. Ate Oostra, former deputy in the permanent representation in Brussels, former Director-General in the Minitry of Agriculture
The future of the Common Agricultural Policy

13 April 2011
Mr. Frans Timmermans, former State Secretary for European Affairs (2006-2010)
Attitude, Policies and Role of the Netherlands in the EU

11 May 2011 
Mr. Henk Post, Chief of Cabinet of Commissioners Van den Broek en Bolkestein. 
The functioning of Cabinets in the European Commission

18 May 2011
Mr. Joost van Iersel, ex CDA MP, Member of EU Economic and Social Committee

2009-2010

9 September 2009
Prof.dr. Richard T. Griffiths,
History of establishing the European Space Agency (ESA)

23 September 2009
Mrs Tanja L. Masson-Zwaan, president of the International Institute of Space Law
The challenges of the European Space Agency

28 October 2009
Dr. Bernard Bot, Director of the Dutch Institute for International Affairs, former minister of foreign affairs
Future Enlargements and Neighbourhood Policy

18 November 2009 
Prof.dr. Rob de Wijk, Director of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
European Security and Defence Policy

9 December 2009
Willem Post, Senior Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael
President Obama and Europe

10 February 2010
Gijs de Vries, member of Algemene Rekenkamer
Goal and Justification of the expenditure of EU money in The Netherlands

17 February 2010
Paul Dekker, Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau
Dutch Public Opinion and the EU

24 Februari 2010

Carlo Trojan, former secretary-general of the EU Commission
The functioning of Europe under Lisbon

3 March 2010
Jan van Laarhoven, secretary-general Benelux Unie
The role of Benelux in Europe

21 April 2010
Jaap de Hoop-Scheffer, former secretary-general NATO
EU and NATO

28 April 2010
Coby van der Linde, director Clingendael International Energy Programme
and professor in Groningen and Leiden
'EU energy policy'.

2008-2009

5 September 2008

Dr. Bernard Bot, Director of the Dutch Institute for International Affairs, former minister of foreign affairs 
The Future of the EU, with special attention to the question of enlargement

12 September 2008
Professor mr. L.J. Brinkhorst, former minister of economic affairs, former minister for agriculture
The Need for the Quick implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, with special reference to the crisis in Georgia

10-11 October 2008

Conference: Neighbours but not neighbourly. The EU's relations with its neighbourhood

31 October 2008
J.J.A.M.(Jos) van Gennip, former CDA-senator, member advisory council of the scientific institute of the European People's Party
What Kind of Europe do we want?

12 December 2008
Charlotte Wennekers, researcher Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau
The Dutch Press and Public Opinion concerning the EU

6 February 2009

Ieke van den Burg, Member of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament
Everything is changing: economy, politics and ideologies

20 February 2009

Mr. Ate Oostra, Director-General at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Het Gemeenschappelijk Landbouwbeleid in de komende tijd  

13 March 2009
Dr. Nout Welling, President of the Dutch Central Bank
Europa en de financiele crisis

20 March 2009

Mr William Drozdiak, former chief  Europe correspondent for the Washington Post
“Where we stand and where we are going” – New U.S. foreign policy under the Obama Administration

3 April 2009
Drs. Wepke Kingma, director for European Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Small states in the European Union

Last Modified: 05-04-2017