From Milan towards Glasgow: for a Green Geopolitical Europe?

How can the EU and its member states seize the opportunity for a cohesive policy on green issues?

, Berlin time (CEST, UTC+2)
Venue: Milan

This private discussion forum, jointly hosted by ECFR, ECCO and the European Commission Representation to Milan with the support of the Heinrich Boll Stiftung, aims at bringing the Italian and pan-European perspective into the debate on how the EU and its member states can seize the opportunity for a cohesive policy on green issues.

The event will be joined be a high-level select group of decision and opinion makers in Milan, Rome and Europe from government, media, business and the expert community.

For more information: [email protected]

The discussion will be held in English under Chatham House rule.


13:00-14:00     Welcome Buffet lunch and networking

14:00-14:10     Welcome remarks by Jens Althoff, Head of Heinrich Böll Paris Office, Massimo Gaudina, Head of European Commission Representation to Milan and Arturo Varvelli, Head of ECFR Rome Office.

14:10-14:45     Kick off by Massimo Garribba, Deputy Director General for Energy, European Commission (followed by Q&A)

14.45-16.00     The Geopolitics of the Green Deal: Europe in the Great Powers Competition

Edoardo Croci, Senior Research Fellow, GREEN, Bocconi University

Mats Engstrom, Visiting Fellow, European Power Program, ECFR

Alex Scott, Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics Programme Leader, E3G

Fabio Tambone, Director, Head of External International Relations, ARERA (The Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment)


Chaired by: Annalisa Perteghella, Senior Policy Advisor, ECCO

16:00-16.15     Coffee Break

16:15-17:30     Green expectations and ambitions within the multilateral agenda: instruments, opportunities and challenges

Luca Bergamaschi, Co-Founder, ECCO

Nicolò Sartori, Senior Researcher, ENEL Foundation

Mariya Trifonova, Visiting Fellow, ECFR Sofia Office

Chaired by: Teresa Coratella, Program Manager, ECFR Rome

17:30                  End of the meeting