European Training Programme 2018-2019: Unlocking the Workings of the EU – Module 2

European Training Programme 2018-2019: Unlocking the Workings of the EU

Module 2

Learn more about how the EU institutions and policy-making works through the European Training Programme.

TRAINING OVERVIEW:

The programme aims at providing a thorough understanding of the EU’s internal workings on a variety of different topics, ranging from external relations in trade, energy and investment to security, innovation, and banking reforms.

Offering 12 topic-specific sessions,  the participants will be able to gain multiple insights from different backgrounds. In particular, each session will be constructed in two parts, the first of which will feature a keynote speaker from the EU institutions, who will provide an institutional perspective and introduction to the specific topic.

The second part of each session will encompass a contribution from the rest of the panel, the composition of which varies each week according to the topic in question. Generally speaking, the second part of the panel will be comprised of two experts: one corporate and one academic or expert speaker from NGOs, Academia, Private Sector, Industrial Associations etc.

Each session will also include a short break between the two parts, which will give the participants ample opportunity to exchange ideas with the speakers.

In this way, you will leave the training having gained a comprehensive view on a vast number of EU-interested issues.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The programme is dedicated to diplomats, EU officials, the private sector, NGOs, and individuals who are interested in deepening their knowledge on the workings of the EU institutions.

FEES:

350€ (VAT excluded)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

The programme will be repeated in three modules:

  • 1st Module: 09/04/2018-30/06/2018
  • 2nd Module: 01/10/2018-17/12/2018
  • 3rd Module: 21/01/2019-08/04/2019

Each module will last 12 weeks, with a two-hour session per week.

Upon completion of one module, the participant will receive an official certification, attesting participation in the training.

DRAFT PROGRAMME:

Week 1

Date & Time: 02/10/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU structures and decision-making under Lisbon Treaty provisions (EU institutions and their interaction/Impact of BREXIT on EU governance, policy formulation and decision making)

 

Week 2

Date & Time: 09/10/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU structures and decision-making under Lisbon Treaty provisions (The EU budget/Strengthening of the EU economic governance in the aftermath of the financial crisis)

 

Week 3

Date & Time: 16/10/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies (1): (Sustainability – environment, circular economy and climate change issues, including financing for adaptation and mitigation)

Week 4

Date & Time: 23/10/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies (2): Innovation (Innovation Union, Digital Europe, Connecting Europe, Horizon 2020 and annual action plans, Smart cities)

 

Week 5

Date & Time: 30/10/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies (3): Investment (The EFSI programme and EU policies and incentives to attract FDI to Europe)

 

Week 6

Date & Time: 06/11/18, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU Thematic (internal) Policies (4): Industrial Development (SMEs development and their internationalization-COSME programme and the role of the EIB)

 

Week 7

Date & Time: 13/11/18, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues (1): EU Trade Policies and the new EU anti-dumping legislation/EU Market Access and rules of origin provisions in the context of globalized supply chains

 

Week 8

New Date & Time: 20/11/18, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues (2): New Risks (fiscal dumping, competitive devaluations, exchange rate manipulations)/The EU in WTO

 

Week 9

Date & Time: 27/11/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues (3): The EU and International Sanction Regimes/The EU’s FTA, BIT, CU, DCFTA, EPA, EBA, PCA and AA negotiations and agreements

Week 10

Date & Time: 04/12/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: Trade and Foreign Investment Policies and Issues (4): Development policies and policies towards the countries in transition (BRICs, ACPs, transition countries in the EU Neighbourhood and the Balkans)/Investment facilitation instruments (the role of the EIB, EBRD and European Investment/Development financial institutions)

 

Week 11

Date & Time: 11/12/2018, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU External Policies: (Public Diplomacy/Strategic Communication/Human Rights/EU and Civil Society Organisations (EU external instruments (EIDHRs, Partnership Instrument, Instrument for Stability, thematic DCI))

 

Week 12

Date & Time: 18/12/18, time to be confirmed

Venue: to be confirmed

Topic: EU policies and instruments in the fields of Security, Defence, anti-Terrorism and Migration (EU relations with the UN and NATO/The role of the European Defense Agency)

 

Information regarding the speakers will be available in the upcoming months.

The registration is now open for participants who wish to attend the second cycle of trainings. Due to limited seats available you are encouraged to register early by sending an e-mail to media@encouncil.org using “European Training Programme- Module 2” as a subject.

For more information regarding the topics, check the European Training Programme brochure below.

pdfEuropean Training Programme Brochure