Attends Commissioners' seminar (Solvay Library)
Visits Florence, Italy (6-9 May): attends official opening of Festival of Europe with Mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, followed by a press conference (15:00)
Official launch of Commission flagship initiative "Youth on the Move" in Italy at the Youth on the Move pavilion, with Josep Borrell (EUI President), Matteo Renzi (Mayor of Florence) and the two Youth on the Move ambassadors, Selene Biffo and Paola Romagnani (Youth on the Move tent at Piazza della Signoria, Florence).
Meets Vice-President of Tuscany region Stella Targetti (17:00 tbc)
11:45 - Attends awards ceremony for best Comenius, Leonardo and Grundtvig projects in Italy (Youth on the Move tent, Florence) (tbc)
14:15 - Attends awards ceremony for best Youth in Action projects in Italy (Youth on the Move tent, Florence) (tbc)
20:00 - Joins local dignitaries for performance of opera "Aida" at the Maggio Musicale Theatre, Florence
09:30 - Meets 30 EU journalists at the European University Institute (EUI) (Badia Fiesolana)
10:30 - Visits European University Institute accompanied by its president Josep Borrell
15:00 - Attends a reading event with 30 primary school children accompanied by their parents at the Youth on the Move tent (Florence)
17:00 - Attends concert for the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt's birth, hosted by Hungary, at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
9:00 - Official opening of the Conference on the State of the Union, by Jerzy Buzek (President of European Parliament) and José Manuel Barroso (Commission President) in the Salone dei Cinquecento (Palazzo Vecchio), Florence
10:00 - 10:15 : Gives presentation on "Shaping our Future through Education" opening the 1st Panel of Speakers (Lisbon and Beyond) (Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence).
Visits the Youth on the Move tent accompanied by José Manuel Barroso and other high-level figures from the conference (Palazzo Vecchio, Florence)
13:00 - Takes part in meeting of the Interinstitutional Network of Women, European Parliament, Strasbourg
9:30 - 13:00 : Takes part in European Parliament's plenary session, Strasbourg
Meets winners of MEDIA European Talent prize, (11:30, Café des Palmes) then awards the prizes (12:00); meets team that made "Les 17 Filles" as part of Critics' Week (12:30) ); meets Eric Garandeau, advisor to the French President on culture and communication (13:15); meets 20 European directors as part of the "European Rendez-vous" (18:00); "Montée des Marches" - on the red carpet with 20 film-makers (19:00); screening of "The Artist" by Michel Hazanavicius.
At Cannes International Film Festival (13-16 May). Attends screening of MEDIA-supported film "Jeanne la Captive" as part of Directors' Fortnight.
Takes part in debate on animation (12:00, Place des Palmes); attends close of "Europa Cinema" conference at the Majestic (17:00) ; screening of "Pirates of the Caribbean" (19:00 - tbc); interview with Festival President, Gilles Jacob and French Culture Minister, Frédéric Mitterand (22:00)
Meets Festival President, Gilles Jacob and 20 film-makers to review 20 years of MEDIA and discuss the next programme , followed by a debate on the changing needs of the film industry (9:45, La Terrasse du Festival)
Visits Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) and attends official opening of the "Youth on the Move" flagship conference in Antwerp with President Barroso. Joint press conference with President Barroso and Antwerp's Vice-Mayor for Youth Affairs, Leen Verbist (14:00, Darwin Hall, Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen); attends European Youth Awards ceremony (14:30, Marble Hall); attends debate on "Youth on the Move: making it happen" with President Barroso (15:30, Darwin Hall)
12:15 - Receives Cypriot winning team on "Creativity and innovation camp" accompanied by Cypriot Education Minister, Andreas Demetriou
Takes part in debate on "European Youth Week 2011" at Committee of Regions
09:30 - Speaks at opening ceremony of Conference on "Youth Entrepreneurship & Innovation" and meets Lu Hao, First Secretary of the Chinese Youth League
Takes part in Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Ministerial Council meeting (19-20 May)
11:30 - Receives Polish Minister for Sport and Tourism, Mr Adam Giersz
13:00 - Meets with Ms Cécile Despringre (Society of Audiovisual Authors)
15:00 - Receives delegation from ATD Quart Monde
16:00 - Receives Bishop Athanasios of Achaia, Church of Greece
16:30 - Receives Baronness Jean Coussins, Chair of UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages
12:00 - Gives closing speech at the Jean Monnet Seminar on "Evolutions in the Southern Mediterranean: Implications for the EU"
15:00 - Bilateral meeting with Mr Jean-Pierre Ezin, the African Union's Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology
15:30 - Bilateral meeting with Ms Bience Gawanas, the African Union's Commissioner for Social Affairs
17:00 - Attends Competitiveness Council