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Briefing Session For Future Working Party Chairs

The seminar will mainly deal with the practical aspects of conducting the presidency, by providing the participants with a comprehensive insight in the daily organisation and challenges of a presidency.

Praktische info

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

Duration: 2 days. 

Sessions will be organised between November 2022 and October 2023.




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  • Pluspunten

    The overall aim of this seminar is to familiarise the future chairs of working parties and their close co-operators with the manifold and complex aspects of their function. 

    The information on the cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) before and during the presidency, the function, the tasks and the different services supplied by the GSC to the presidency will help future chairpersons streamline and fine-tune the preparation of their chairing task.

  • Voor wie?

    Working Party Chairs and their teams : persons who have been appointed by their organisation to chair a Council Working Party or preparatory body, or have been designated to assist the Working Party Chair.

  • Voorkennis

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

  • Op het programma

    • Introduction to key tasks of the Presidency 
    • Impact Assessment 

    • Cooperation between the Presidency and the Council Secretariat  

    • Preparing for Coreper and Council  

    • Quality of Legislation: Achieving it during your Presidency 

    • Rules of Procedure of the Council including 

    • Delegated and Implementing Acts  

    • Documents behind the Scenes and on Stage 

    • New Working Tools 

    • How to prepare for and conduct a Trilogue  

    • Relations with the European Parliament 

    • Effective chairing of the Working Party  

    • Case Study exercise  

    • Views from a Former Chair 

    • Cooperation with the Commission 

    • Working with Interpreters.