European Training Programme 2018-2019: Unlocking the Workings of the EU – Module 3

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

Module 3

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: 02/10/2018-18/12/2018
  • 3rd Module: 05/03/2019-28/05/2019

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: 05/03/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: EU Decision Making Process

09:45-10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Panel: 10.00-12.00

Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Dr. Béla Béres, Member of the Legal Service – Revision, European Commission

Q&A Session

Moderator:

Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Week 2

Date & Time: 12/03/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor, 1000 Brussels

Topic: EU Budget

09:45-10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:00-10:45

Panel:

Ms. Simeona Manova, Policy Analyst – Economic Analysis, multiannual financial framework, DG  BUDG, European Commission

Q&A Session

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Mr. James Watson, Director of Economics, BusinessEurope

Q&A Session

Moderator: 

Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 3

Date & Time: 19/03/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor, 1000 Brussels

Topic: European Investment Bank (EIB)

09:45-10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:00-10:45

Panel: 

Lucas Lenchant, Policy Advisor at the Permanent Representation of the European Investment Bank in Brussels

Q&A Session

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Helmut von Glasenapp, Secretary-General of the European Long-term Investors Association (a.i.s.b.l)

Q&A Session

Moderator:

Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 4

Date & Time: 26/03/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor, 1000 Brussels,

Topic: Sustainability & Environment

09:45-10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:00-10:45

Panel:

Mr. Niels Schuster, International Relations Officer, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Q&A Session

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Mr. Raymond Van Ermen, Advisor to the President of European Partners for Environment (EPE)

Q&A Session

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Mogni, ENC External Advisor & Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University

Week 5

Date & Time: 02/04/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Research & Digital Innovation

Panel:

Mr. Massimiliano Dragoni, Policy Officer, DG CNECT, European Commission

Moderator:

Week 6

Date & Time: 09/04/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: European Economic Governance

Panel:

Mr. Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, Research & Advocacy Coordinator at Transparency International EU

Moderator:

Week 7

Date & Time: 16/14/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Horizon Europe & New Instruments

Panel:

Moderator:

Week 8

New Date & Time: 30/04/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: New Generation Trade Agreements

Panel:

Moderator:

Week 9

Date & Time: 07/05/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Trade Defence Measures

Panel:

Mr. Fabrice d’Aprile, Deputy Head of Unit General Policy and WTO relations, relations with industry, DG TRADE, European Commission

Mr. Martin Russell, Research Administrator at European Parliament

Moderator:

Week 10 

Date & Time: 14/05/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Trade Wars & WTO Disputes

Panel:

Moderator:

Week 11

Date & Time: 21/05/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor, 1000 Brussels

Topic: Public Diplomacy & Strategic Communication

09:45-10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:00-10:45

Panel:

Anneli Ahonen, Strategic Communications, Dir AFFGEN, EEAS

Q&A Session

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Diego Marani, Policy Officer, Cultural Diplomacy, Dir AFFGEN, EEAS

Q&A Session

Moderator:

Week 12

Date & Time: 28/05/2019, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Region of Tuscany, Rond Point Schuman 14, 5th floor

Topic: Global Threats & Challenges

Panel:

Moderator:

The registration is now open for participants who wish to attend the third 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 3” as a subject.

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

pdfEuropean Training Programme Brochure