EU Presidency Challenges: Making Things Work in Your Turn in the Chair


12 Jun 2018 to 14 Jun 2018


EIPA - European Institute of Public Administration
Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22,
6211 HE  Maastricht


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Event Description

The success of a Council Presidency relies heavily on its ability to ensure momentum and achieve results. The Presidency has to deliver results within complex formal and informal procedures of negotiation, as well as of elaborate cross-cultural and interpersonal communication. This seminar covers the strategic, logistical, procedural, and practical aspects of these challenges and the action steps required to successfully manage them.

It also aims to contribute to an exchange of practices and to foster connections between different Presidencies. The seminar is highly interactive and consists of a combination of simulation exercises, workshops, case studies and presentations.

How will it help you?
It is organised around the practical aspects of preparing agendas, chairing meetings and leading deliberations and negotiations, both within the Council and with the European Parliament. The seminar also discusses the relationship between the Presidency and the institutions, whilst providing a forum for debate on the preparation and management of the EU Presidency.

Who will benefit most?

  • Future working party Chairs and deputy Chairs
  • Members of the Presidency teams, files, and Ministry coordinators
  • Brussels-based experts and national delegates.

Learn now how to gain the strategies and skills you need to overcome barriers, manage conflict, and achieve better outcomes. All that, in just three days. Want to become a better Chair person?

Note: Good prior knowledge of EU decision-making is required to take full advantage of the training. Get a comprehensive understanding of the full EU decision-making process.


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