CEB & CDC Conference - Social Investment for a Prosperous and Resilient Europe

CEB.CDC Conference 7 Dec 2018



Reducing the deficit of investment of social infrastructure in Europe, estimated at 100-150 billion euros per year, requires a collective response and increased mobilisation of financial resources.

This conference, taking place on 7 December 2018 will bring the main European stakeholders (European institutions, National and Local authorities, European Financial Institutions, National Promotional Banks, Social-sector providers, Private sector, and Academics) together to share ideas and experience in ways that inspire innovative solutions to Europe’s main challenge: its social cohesion.


08:30 - 09:00 - Registration and Coffee


09:00 - 09:15 - Welcome Address

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Rolf Wenzel

Governor, Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)


Éric Lombard 

Chief Executive Officer, Caisse des Dépôts Group (CDC)

 09:15 - 10:45 - Panel 1 : Key Challenges to Social Cohesian across Europe


Andrea Brandolini

Head of Statistical Analysis Department, Bank of Italy

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Ambroise Fayolle

Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB) 


Romualda Fernandes

Member of the Governing Board for the High Commissioner of Migration, Portugal


Jacques Maire

Member of the French National Assembly, Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee


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Carlo Monticelli

Vice-Governor, Council of Europe Development Bank


Plutarchos Sakellaris

Professor at Athens University of Economic and Business




Laurent Zylberberg

Director of Institutional, International and European Relations, Caisse des Dépôts Group 

10:45 - 11:15 - Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:45 - Panel 2 : Investing More in Better Social Infrastructure


Javier Celdrán Lorente

Minister of Employment, Region of Murcia


Antoni Estevadeordal

Director of the Integration and Trade Sector and of the Immigration Initiative, Inter-American Development Bank

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Antoine Kasel

Member of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission, Sherpa to the G20 for the European Union


Gabriela Ramos

OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20


Patrice Vergriete

Mayor of Dunkerque and President of Dunkerque Urban Community, France 



Christian Sautter

Former French Minister of Finance

13:00 - 14:15  - Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Panel 3 - Targeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations


Pieter Bevalander

Director of Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity & Welfare (MIM)


François de Borchgrave

Founder & Managing Director, KOIS Invest

Joséphine Goube

CEO, Techfugees


Martin Bak Jørgensen

Associate Professor in Migration, Aalborg University

Luc Leboeuf

Research Fellow in the Department of Law and Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Anna Triandafyllidou

Professor, European University Institute

 16:00 - 16:15 - Closing Remarks


Alexandre Mars

Founder and CEO, Epic Foundation

16:30 - 17:30 : Cocktail Reception


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