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Briefing for the Participants of the Simulation Game

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Hauptschule
Plenary / Working Group
english language

Registration is compulsory as the number of participants at the Simulation Game is limited. Please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/8Frfthfcya

Speakers

Counsellor-Coordinator, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union, Brussels
Head, European Governance Department, Directorate of European Affairs, ENA - French National School of Administration, Strasbourg Chair

Piet HEIRBAUT

Counsellor-Coordinator, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union, Brussels

 Piet Heirbaut is a Belgian Foreign Service officer who currently works at the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union where he is the Justice and Home Affairs Counsellor-Coordinator for Justice and Home Affairs.
 As a Belgian diplomat he has been posted at the Belgian Embassies in Seoul (South Korea) and Washington DC (United States). During the Belgian Presidency of the Council, he was in charge of relations with the European Parliament at the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union. During this presidency he also chaired the Working Party on General Affairs of the Council. In this capacity he negotiated the Regulation on the European Citizen s Initiative, a legislative file which resulted in a first reading agreement in December 2010. After the Belgian Presidency, M. Heirbaut was seconded to the European External Action Service (Division for relations with the European Parliament and the National Parliaments). He has been involved in several training sessions and seminars on relations with the European Parliament and inter-institutional relations, among others in preparation of the Danish, Cypriot and Irish Presidency of the Council.
  Hailing from Bruges, Belgium, he holds Law and Philosophy Degrees (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Université catholique de Louvain) and he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of London (King s College School of Law).

Dr. Veronique CHARLETY

Head, European Governance Department, Directorate of European Affairs, ENA - French National School of Administration, Strasbourg

 Véronique Charléty is in charge of international cooperation activities in European affairs at ENA. She also holds the position of Managing Chief Editor of the online review dedicated to European professionals (http://www.etudes-europeennes.eu).
 She went to the United States on several occasions for research projects (Brown University) and in Florence (European University Institute). She also lived for 5 years in Berlin as a researcher at the Marc Bloch Center, which is a French-German Research Centre for Social Sciences. Trained as an historian (masters degree), she holds her PhD in political sciences delivered at Paris I University (Panthéon Sorbonne). Most of her work and publications address mainly themes related to social and political stakes linked to the techniques and practices of cultural heritage. On this topic she published amongst others two books, Itinéraire d'un musée: le Heimatmuseum (Paris, l'Harmattan) and Berlin en musée. Changements sociopolitiques et usages du patrimoine (Bruxelles, Peter Lang). Her research raises issues regarding the writing of history, heritage policies, and the cultural construction of Europe.
 In the framework of the ENA, Véronique Charléty has developed an expertise since 2008 on the preparation of EU Presidency on which topic she has published a book in 2012 (Le système présidentiel de l'Union européenne après Lisbonne, Strasbourg, ENA, Collection "Professionnels de l'Europe"). She is also lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies (Strasbourg University) and associated to the Strasbourg research center on European issues, SAGE (Sociétés, Acteurs, Gouvernement en Europe). She is currently preparing with the Strasbourg University an Encyclopedia on European Governance to be published in French and in English by the end of 2015 (Bruylant editors).