10 a.m.  Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Stefano Palmieri, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Tomasz Wróblewski, rapporteur, EESC

10.15 a.m.  Keynote address

  • Danuta Maria Hübner, EP rapporteur on the international role of the euro

10.30 a.m.  The euro as a key asset for enhancing Europe's economic importance in the world – what enabling measures and innovative tools are still needed?

  • Peter Grasmann, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Arnaud Mehl, Advisor, DG International and European Relations, ECB
  • William De Vijlder, Chief Economist, BNP Paribas
  • Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow, Bruegel

Q & A

11.30 a.m.  Break for the interpreters

11.45 a.m.  Building EU's open strategic autonomy – how can the resilience of financial market infrastructures and the enforcement of EU sanctions contribute?

  • Alina Nedea, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • N.N., Representative of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council (tbc)
  • Chloé Cina, Director, Global Sanctions & Embargoes, Deutsche Bank
  • Daniel Gros, Member of the Board and Distinguished Fellow, CEPS

Q & A

12.45 p.m. Summary and conclusions

  • Tomasz Wróblewski, rapporteur, EESC
  • Philip von Brockdorff, study group president, EESC

1.00 p.m.  End of the hearing

The conference is webstreamed (original, EN,FR,PL).

External participants can ask questions via the Q&A and polling platform Sli.do

Follow us on Twitter: #EUinTheWorld  |  @EESC_ECO