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One-Day Briefing Session on the Role of the Presidency for Coordinators, Experts, and Policy Makers

The aim of this briefing session is to provide a comprehensive insight into the organisation and challenges of a presidency. It will deal with the practical aspects of conducting the presidency.

Praktische info

This briefing session will be organized online via ZOOM from May 2023 onwards.  

Duration: one day (09:00-15:00). 




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  • Pluspunten

    The seminar will present coordinators, experts and other officials dealing with presidency tasks in the capital with certain aspects of their function during the presidency and set out the context within which the presidency is run in Brussels. 

    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 coordinators and ministries streamline and fine-tune the preparation of their presidency related tasks.

  • Voor wie?

    Back-office officials: experts, coordinators and policy holders in the ministries and public services. 

    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 organizations to play an active role in this presidency. 

    If you doubt whether this training is for you, please contact the SPOC at your organization designated for the presidency or the human resources department of your organization.

  • Voorkennis

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

  • Op het programma

    Topics covered in this session include: 

    • an overview of the presidency, including its context, role, and challenges, as well as main steps in preparation of the presidency  

    • Preparation of working parties, Coreper, and Council  

    • Ordinary legislative procedure 

    • Rules of procedure of the Council 

    • Working tools (e.g., Council app, delegates portal)