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EU fundamentals: the EU institutions, treaties and decision-making procedures

This is a brief introduction into the EU, its institutions and its decision-making tools. 

Informations pratiques

This is a classroom-based session that will take place at BOSA, WTC III, Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30, Brussels. 

Duration: half a day (9.30 – 12.30) 

There will be sessions in September 2022 and in May / June 2023.

Extra session in March 2023. 




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  • Points +

    Participants at this introduction session will: 

    • get an overall understanding of the EU institutions 

    • obtain an overview of its treaties and texts 

    • have an insight in the main decision-making procedures. 

  • Pour qui?

    This introduction session is aimed at everyone who has been designated by their organisation to play an active role in the preparation of the Belgian presidency (first semester of 2024) and wants to understand the EU fundamentals, or wants a brush-up of its knowledge. No specific prior knowledge of the EU is necessary.

    This training helps you prepare for your role during the Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU in 2024 and is only for those who have been designated by their organisations to play an active role in this presidency.

    If you doubt whether or not this training is for you, please contact the SPOC EU2024 presidency or the Human Resources department of your organisation.

  • Connaissances préalables

    This seminar is held in English; sufficient English proficiency is required.

  • Au programme

     Topics covered in this session include: 

    • The architecture of the treaties 

    • Institutions and key players 

    • Main procedures and production of texts.