EU Defence at a crossroad

A New Strategic Compass for Europe

April 1-3 | Berlin | Germany 

EU Defence at a Crossroad

A New Strategic Compass for Europe

April 1-3 | Berlin | Germany 

What is the EPPC all about?

Discuss critical European issues

Learn from experts from all over the world

Create a network of brilliant young minds

Shape the policy ideas of tomorrow

The European Public Policy Conference (EPPC) is a unique initiative that empowers public policy students to take a leading role in shaping the debate on critical European policy issues. This fully student-run event is sponsored by the IPLI Foundation and organized by the students of the Hertie School in Berlin. Thanks to a highly interactive format, the EPPC provides an unparalleled opportunity for future policymakers to engage with prominent political leaders and experts, and to address the pressing challenges that Europe faces in the twenty-first century. For every edition of the EPPC, students are responsible for all aspects of the event, including creating the conference concept, inviting speakers, and selecting the city where the EPPC is held.

IPLI Foundation

The IPLI Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides philanthropic support for academic and applied public policy research initiatives in Europe, the Mediterranean Region and Africa.  Since the first European Public Policy Conference in 2009, the IPLI Foundation has given vast support to students from the Hertie School to start the event and continue the tradition. They believe it to be a great initiative to empower students afuture policymakers and to unite policy leaders of today and tomorrow by highlighting and studying challenging public policy issues in Europe and beyond. 

Hertie School

The Hertie School is the university of governance in Berlin. It is a first-class, international institution of public policy, preparing top students for leadership positions in society. It is also a central hub for important political and societal debates of our time. 

The EPPC is fully student-run and organized by first-year Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Policy students of the Hertie School. We are glad to be given this opportunity and to organize the 13th edition of the conference in April 2021!

EPPC formats

Keynotes

Our keynote speakers bring unique insights and alternative perspectives to the discourse on sustainability and climate action. We are excited to kick off the conference with a speech that will provide inspiration for the whole conference weekend.

Online Panel

Panels

EPPC 2022 will be highly interactive! We offer our participants the opportunity to engage with prominent political leaders and experts, discuss pressing challenges regarding the circular economy and network with speakers and fellow participants.

Workshops

Our workshops are an excellent opportunity for participants to combine theoretical insights gained through the keynotes and panels with practical applications. Through direct and interactive exchange, participants acquire practical insights and learn how to deal with real-world situations. 

EU DEFENCE AT A CROSSROAD

April 01 – 03 from Berlin to the World

In a context of rising tensions around the globe and changing geopolitical landscapes, the EU is now obliged to seriously examine its defence strategy. Through several panel discussions, and interactive workshops,  topics such as EU positions regarding other states, relations against Russia, PESCO and NATO, and more will be covered. The geopolitical analysis is rooted in the real life experiences of individuals in order not to forget the impacts that the games of power have on people’s lives. Our goal is to organize a thought-provoking conference that will spark new ways of thinking in our participants. Participation is mainly open to students but also to anyone who shares a passion for international affairs and public policy.

EU DEFENCE AT A CROSSROAD

April 01 – 03 

In a context of rising tensions around the globe and changing geopolitical landscapes, the EU is now obliged to seriously examine its defence strategy. Through several panel discussions, and interactive workshops,  topics such as EU positions regarding other states, relations against Russia, PESCO and NATO, and more will be covered. The geopolitical analysis is rooted in the real life experiences of individuals in order not to forget the impacts that the games of power have on people’s lives. Our goal is to organize a thought-provoking conference that will spark new ways of thinking in our participants. Participation is mainly open to students but also to anyone who shares a passion for international affairs and public policy.