The College of Europe welcomes high level speakers to both of its campuses, many of whom take this opportunity to further the European debate. Conferences and seminars are organized throughout the year, allowing practitioners and students to part take into critical dialogue and engage in direct exchanges of views over issues affecting European integration and international relations.

Selected speakers of the academic year 2014-2015 included in alphabetical order:

  • Mr Andrew BOWER, Policy Officer, Policy and Implementation Frameworks Unit, DG ECHO, European Commission
  • Mr Nikolaas BRAECKELMANS, Vice President European Union Affairs, ExxonMobil
  • Dr. Adina CLAICI, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Mrs Michèle CONINSX, President of Eurojust

  • H.E. Ambassador Juan José GÓMEZ CAMACHO, Embassy of Mexico
  • Professor Jean-Yves HAINE, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III
  • H.E. Ambassador Fuad ISGANDAROV, Head of the Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the European Union
  • Professor KIM Sung-han, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, Director of Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University
  • Ambassador Marnix KROP, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Germany (2009-2013) and to Poland and Belarus (2006-2009); Director General of European Affairs in the Foreign Ministry (2002-2006)
  • M. Henri MALOSSE, Président du Comité économique et social européen
  • Mr Gustavo MARTIN-PRADA, Director for EU Development Policy and International Cooperation, DG DEVCO, European Commission
  • Prof. Dr. Massimo MOTTA, Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition, European Commission
  • H.E. Minister Pier-Carlo PADOAN, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance
  • H.E. Ambassador Angelos PANGRATIS, Head of the Permanent Mission of the EU to the WTO, Geneva
  • Mr Mariano RAJOY, President of the Government of Spain
  • Mr Dominique RISTORI, Director General, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
  • Dr. Dan SCHUEFTAN, Director of the National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa
  • Dr. Kerstin SCHWEDES, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
  • Mr Pierre SERKINE, Energy Economist Engineer, Analyst at the KIC InnoEnergy
  • H.E. Ambassador Rauf Engin SOYSAL, Undersecretary of the Ministry for EU Affairs, Republic of Turkey
  • Professor Gerhard STAHL, Visiting Professor, College of Europe; Professor Peking University HSBC Business School, Shenzhen, China; and Former Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions
  • Mr Vladimir ŠUCHA, Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Mr Maarten VERWEY, Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • M. Rob WAINWRIGHT, Directeur d’Europol
  • Mr Thomas WESTPHAL, Director-General for EU Affairs, German Federal Ministry of Finance


Mrs Michèle CONINSX
H.E. Ambassador Fuad ISGANDAROV
Mr Mariano RAJOY