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To experience so that we can better understand and understand to better advise: this is the principle that guides us during meetings organised by BEPA. Our meetings encourage open and thoughtful exchanges that daily nourish our thinking.

 

More information on meetings of the President's Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)  

10/06/2014 - 10th Anniversary of the Annual High-level Meeting with Religious Leaders, Brussels

"The future of the European Union"

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14/05/2014 - Ceremony of presentation of the book "The History of the Commission, 1973-1986"

07/04/2014 - Atlantic Basin Initiative, Brussels

28/03/2014 - Lunch with President Barroso on the occasion of the 40th birthday of the "Rubik's Cube"

04/03/2014 - International Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal Award Ceremony

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05/11/2013 - Meeting with philosophical and non-nonfessional organisations on "Putting citizens at the heart of the European project in times of change", Brussels

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21/10/2013 - 23/10/2013 - Message of President Barroso to the XIII World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Message delivered at the opening ceremony by Sónia Neto (BEPA), Representative of President Barroso

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17/10/2013 - BEPA Meeting on a Future Raw Materials Strategy

 

30/05/2013 - High-level Religious Leaders Meeting on "Putting citizens at the heart of the European project in times of change", Brussels

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27/05/2013 - 28/05/2013 - Third High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy

European Commission, Brussels

 

27/11/2012 - High-level meeting with representatives of philosophical and non-confessional organisations

27/11/2012 - High-level meeting with representatives of philosophical and non-confessional organisations

17/09/2012 - Meeting with President Barroso and Representatives from the Cultural World, Brussels

 

12/07/2012 - High-level Religious Leaders Meeting, Brussels

"Intergenerational Solidarity: Setting the parameters for Tomorrow's Society in Europe"

 

02/07/2012 - Visit of US Congress Staffers, Brussels, Berlaymont

 

25/06/2012 - Meeting with Mat Burrows and David Armitage, from the National Intelligence Council

 

06/06/2012 - President's Lunch on Science and Technology

1st row from left to right: Dominique Ristori, Ana Maria Costa Freitas, Muffy Calder, Helga Nowotny, José Manuel Barroso, Marja Makarow, Claudie Haigneré, Victor de Lorenzo, and Anne Glover.

2nd row, from left to right: Robert Jan Smits, ErnÅ‘ Rubik, Laurence de Richemont, Pier Vellinga, Miguel Bastos Araújo, Jean Michel Cousteau and Anna Sjöström Douagi.

At the suggestion of his Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof. Anne Glover, on June 6th President Barroso invited a group of scientist for lunch. Scientists shared their experiences in providing scientific advice in policy making. At the end the President thanked everybody for the fruitful, helpful and enlightening discussion.

 

10/05/2012 - Visit by Counsellors of the State Council of China

Hosted by BEPA, European Commission, Brussels

Mr. WANG Xiyang (counsellor COSC), Mr. SHI Zulin (counsellor COSC), Mr. Peter DUN (BEPA) and Ms WANG Jingxia (counsellor COSC)

 

30/11/2011 - Meeting with Philosophical and Non-Confessional Organisations

08/11/2011 - Meeting with President Barroso and Representatives from the Cultural World, Brussels

 

05/10/2011 - Dinner with Dr. Shirin Ebadi hosted by President José Manuel Barroso and organised by BEPA, Brussels

Dr. Shirin Ebadi and President José Manuel Barroso

Vice-President Vivian Reding, Dr. Shirin Ebadi and President José Manuel Barroso

 

16/09/2011 - South Africa, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Organised by BEPA: Jean-Claude THEBAULT and Sonia NETO

Peace, prosperity and partnership – the European Union's relations with Africa by President Barroso

 

13/08/2011 - "Which influence for the European Union for the 21st century?", Permanent representation of France to the EU

27/06/2011 - Roundtable discussion between BEPA and The Centre for European Studies on Transatlantic relations - Russia - Trade “In search of a new narrative for Europe”

Centre for European Studies (CES) website

 

27/06/2011 - Discussion meeting on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework 2014-2020

 

27/06/2011 - Meeting with US Congressional Staffers on the role of the European Commission in the new EU Institutional Architecture in the post Lisbon era

 

30/05/2011 - High Level Religious Leaders Meeting

A partnership for democracy and shared prosperity: a common willingness to promote democratic rights and liberties

30/05/2011 - High Level Religious Leaders Meeting

A partnership for democracy and shared prosperity: a common willingness to promote democratic rights and liberties

 

16/05/2011 - Meeting between BEPA and Counsellors' Office of the State Council of China

Heyong ZHANG (COSC), Jean-Claude THEBAULT (BEPA), Jinsheng WEI (COSC)

 

04/04/2011 - 05/04/2011 - 4th meeting of the "Strategic Network"

BEPA Participants: Vasco CAL, François RENUIT

Created in 2007, the "Strategic Network" invited by the CAS, met to discuss the following topics: "The futur of social services in Europe","How can we achieve the ecological transition"

 

01/04/2011 - Visit to Commission by Vice-Minister Lu Zhongyuan: Chinese 12th Five Year Plan

Jean-Claude Thébault (Head of BEPA) and Lu Zhongyuan (Chinese Vice-Minister)

 

31/03/2011 - European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2010

João Marques de Almeida (BEPA) and Jean-Claude Thébault (Head of BEPA)

 

07/03/2011 - Official Visit of Commissioner Andris Piebalgs to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

BEPA Adviser Sónia Neto, part of the Delegation of Commissioner Andris Piebalgs during his recent official visit to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

 

16/02/2011 - European Spaceport (Kourou, French Guyana) - Ariane Flight 200, mission success

Jean-Claude Thébault representing President Barroso to attend the 200th Ariane launch which sent the European Vehicle ATV2, Johannes Kepler to the International Space Station. This European vehicle (ESA) is planned to deliver supplies to the International Space Station and to adjust its orbit.

The success of this launch is a strong symbol for Europe, global leader (more than 50% of the market) for satellites launch thanks to its Ariane 5 launcher's exceptional reliability.

 

11/02/2011 - Meeting "Transatlantic 2020"

 

11/02/2011 - Brainstorming meeting on Intergenerational Fairness

 

06/12/2010 - Lunch with the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Jean-Claude THEBAULT, Imam Dr. Abduljalil SAJID, Prof. Anas SCHAKFEH, Dr. Moshe KANTOR

 

02/12/2010 - Meeting with the delegation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China

Jin-jun LI, Vice-Minister of the IDCPC and Margaritis Schinas (BEPA)

 

24/11/2010 - Polish officials study visit

 

22/11/2010 - Presentation of the ECFR report "The Spectre of a Multipolar Europe"

Authors of the report: Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard

12/11/2010 - 14/11/2010 - 11th World Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates, Hiroshima

Participant from BEPA : Sonia NETO

 

27/10/2010 - Tribute ceremony to François-Xavier Ortoli, President and Vice-president of the European Commission (1973-1984)

21/10/2010 - 2nd Meeting between BEPA and EU Think Tanks

BEPA is in the process of deploying a new partnership with the think tank Community which while taking into account our communalities, will fully respect their functional and analytical independence.


Robert-Jan Smits, Margaritis Schinas, Jean-Claude Thébault and Hervé Jouanjean


Jean-Claude Thébault and Hervé Jouanjean

15/10/2010 - Meeting with philosophical and non-confessional organisations

"It was a unique occasion when the three European presidents could listen to such eminent representatives of different organisations."

15/10/2010 - Meeting with philosophical and non-confessional organisations

19/07/2010 - Meeting with religious leaders

19/07/2010 - Meeting with religious leaders

12/07/2010 - Meeting on "the New BEPA and possible future collaboration with Think Tanks"

01/07/2010 - 02/07/2010 - Meeting with the members of the hellenic Parliament

15/06/2010 - Meeting with the European Australian Business Council (EABC) delegation

10/06/2010 - 13/06/2010 - Economic Governance in the Eurozone and the EU: Drawing lessons from the crisis

26/05/2010 - 11th meeting of the inter-service platform on ethics and EU policies

25/05/2010 - Meeting on "Getting Russia Right"

20/05/2010 - Meeting on the Transatlantic Relationship

04/03/2010 - 05/03/2010 - Second meeting of the International Dialogue on Bioethics

On 04-05 March 2010, the second meeting of the International Dialogue on Bioethics, organised by President Barroso's Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA), took place in Madrid, Spain, under the auspices of the Spanish rotation EU Council Presidency and the Spanish National Bioethics Council.

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14/10/2009 - Discussions with religions and communities of convictions

President Barroso at the opening of the Brussels office of the European Jewish Congress Brussels.

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