Program

Day 01 Wednesday Nov 07 Wed Nov 07
Day 02 Thursday Nov 08 Thu Nov 08
Side PROGRAM
09:00
- 10:30
Resolution Committee
Room 203
09:00
- 11:00
EPP Group Study Days 1st Session
Hall 4
11:00
- 12:30
Roundtable "A new Social Contract for Europe"

(Presented by EUCDW, ESU, YEPP) with European Commissioner M. Thyssen

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Arena
11:00
- 12:30
Roundtable "A Digital Europe for Everyone"

(Presented by EPP Women, SME Europe, EDS) with European Commissioner M. Gabriel

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Fazer café
12:30
- 14:00
Lunch
Restaurant
13:00
- 14:00
Opening Press Conference
Press Conference Room
14:00
- 20:00
Congress: 1st Plenary Session
  • Welcome by Kokoomus and KD
  • Reports of the EPP President, EPP Secretary General and President WMCES
  • 14:45 - Presidents Parliamentary Assemblies OSCE and NATO
  • 15:00 - Chairpersons EPP Member Associations
  • 15:30 - Key Policy Debate “Prosperity for everyone – more growth and jobs”
  • 16:00 - Chairmen EPP Groups in the Parliamentary Assemblies CoR, OSCE, COE, NATO and Euronest
  • 16:30 - Key Debate “Europe’s Migration Challenge”
  • 17:00 - Discussion and Vote on Congress Documents, Resolutions, Emergency Resolutions, Statutory Modifications Election EPP Vice-President
  • 17: 45 - EU Opposition Leaders, Party Leaders and Ministers
  • 19: 30 - Debate Spitzenkandidaten
  • Hall 5
    20:00
    - 20:00
    Closing 1st Plenary Session
    20:01
    - 20:30
    Departure to Delegates Dinner in the Helsinki City Hall
    20:15
    - 22:30
    EPP Summit Heads of State and Government and Opposition Leaders
    (Restricted to the members of the EPP Summit - upon invitation only)
    Room 101
    20:30
    - 22:30
    Dinner hosted by the Mayor of Helsinki J. Vapaavuori and Kokoomus
    (for GOLD, ORANGE and GREEN badges only)
    Helsinki City Hall
    08:00
    - 09:45
    SME Europe: General Assembly
    Room 206
    08:30
    - 09:45
    EPP Group Study Days 2nd Session
    Hall 4
    08:30
    - 10:15
    WMCES
    Room 204 and 205
    09:45
    - 13:30
    EPP Congress: 2nd Plenary Session
  • 10:00 - Pitches for President: EPP Candidates President European Commission (EPP Spitzenkandidat)
  • 10:30 – 12:00 - Election of the EPP Candidate President European Commission (EPP Spitzenkandidat) (Secret Ballot)
  • 10:30 - Interventions EU Brexit Negotiator, EPP Secretary General, Deputy Prime Ministers, EU Heads of State and Government
  • 12:00 - Presidents European Parliament, European Commission and European Council, EPP President, Chairman Kokoomus
  • 13:00 - Announcement result Election of the EPP Candidate President European Commission
  • Followed by Acceptance Speech of the EPP Candidate President European Commission
  • Hall 5
    13:00
    - 13:30
    Press Conference EPP Spitzenkandidat
    Followed by Photoshoot with the EPP Spitzenkandidat
    Press Conference Room and Village
    13:30
    - 14:30
    Departures to airport
    13:30
    - 14:30
    Lunch
    Restaurant
    13:30
    - 13:30
    Closing of the Congress

    Ongoing Side program

    The EPP Congress is much more than two Plenary sessions. A lot of events take place all the time: exciting Policy Debates and Roundtables, EPPtalks and networking events organized by EPP, WMCES, Member Associations, Young Members Network and other EPP related Associations and Groups. Make sure to also visit the Congress Village and enjoy the wonderful Finnish experience staged by Kokoomuksen Nuorten Liitto (Youth of Kokoomus).
    08:45
    - 14:00
    15:00
    - 18:30
    European Ideas Network (EIN)
    18:30
    - 19:30
    EPP Young Members Network: ‘Meet your Spitzen’ ( by invitation only)
    Social Media Corner: Workshops with Facebook and Google
    08:00
    - 09:45
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