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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 18-23 September 2017

15 September 2017, 16:03 CET

This week, energy and transport ministers debate the electricity market and trans-European transport networks; the Commission holds the 'Connecting Europe' conference; Europol discusses Intellectual Property Crime; MEP delegations visit EU/Latin America, Tunisia, Poland and Myanmar; and it's European Mobility Week. The week's events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. Events for the week of 18 to 23 September 2017.

Saturday 16 - Friday 22 September

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, EU regional and urban development, Transport and travel

European Mobility Week

Across the EU

In 2017, the European Mobility Week will be held under the theme of clean, shared and intelligent mobility, as encapsulated by the slogan 'Sharing gets you further'. By using shared forms of transport we can reduce our expenses and lower our carbon footprint. Best of all, we can meet new people and make our journey more sociable. In 2017, the European Mobility Week invites local politicians and the public to experience the benefits of shared mobility.

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Monday 18 September

Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health, Economy and the euro, Energy, environment and climate, Research and innovation, Security and defence

Conference 'Where digital meets energy'

Tallinn, Estonia

This Estonian Presidency conference will tackle issues such as ownership of data, personal data protection, cybersecurity, data as a way to break silos across national borders and sectors, cooperation between transmission system operators (TSO) and distribution system operators (DSO) fostered by digital means, data hub developments in Europe, demand response, and the market for distributed flexibilities.

The question to be answered is how active customer engagement and large scale use of ICT tools will shape the energy system in the future, and the role of TSOs specifically. The conference will be told that the single energy market and digital single market go hand-in-hand.

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Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 September

European Medicines Agency, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health

Introduction to the EU regulatory system and EMA for international regulators and non-governmental organisations

EMA, London, United Kingdom

This two-day awareness session is for international regulators and non-governmental organisations. It gives an insight into the EU regulatory system for medicines and the role of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Insight into the EU system is of prime importance in an increasingly globalised world where worldwide regulators rely on close cooperation. The EU system is one of the most advanced in the world, but it is also one of the most complex. It is based on a network of decentralised agencies in the EU Member States, supported and coordinated by EMA.

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Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 September

Eurostat - Statistical Office, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth, Research and innovation, Statistics

From prototype to production: Follow-up of the 2017 European Big Data Hackathon

Thessaloniki, Greece

Inspired by the outcomes of the European Big Data Hackathon, organised in March 2017, the statistical office of the EU (Eurostat) and the European Centre for the development of vocational training (Cedefop) aim to capitalise on the ideas and solutions generated and to boost their further development in a framework of high policy relevance. The aim is to foster the development of solutions that integrate various datasets, big data techniques and powerful visualisations to offer policy relevant evidence on skills mismatch in Europe.

Nine Hackathon teams agreed to participate in the seminar. They will work further on their initial proposals and present their upgraded prototype solutions at this event.

The event will conclude with a panel of representatives of Cedefop, Eurostat and various other DGs of the European Commission which will discuss the lessons learned as well as potential support for further development of the presented solutions.

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Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 September

Council of the EU and European Council, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

Informal meeting of energy and transport ministers (TTE)

Tallinn, Estonia

One of the key elements in achieving the EU Energy Union is the new design of the electricity market. This is reflected also in the Clean Energy package, released last year by the Commission. In addition to enhancing energy efficiency and increasing the integration of renewable energy sources, the new design of the electricity market is indicated as the key objective of this package.

The new model for electricity market is one of the main priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the field of energy. The aim of the informal energy ministers' meeting is to have comprehensive discussions on the key issues of the negotiations and to facilitate the progress of negotiations in the Council.

Energy ministers will have in total three sessions, where ministers can both in smaller groups and jointly discuss the topical issues that have risen during the negotiations.

The transport and energy ministers will have a joint session where they are invited to share their expectations towards infrastructure development by 2020 and beyond while drawing from the current implementation of the Connecting Europe Facility instrument with an aim to deliver the Energy Union and the Single European Transport Area.

Well-connected member states are the backbone of the European single market which is why the theme for the informal meeting of transport ministers will be connectivity. The objective of the meeting is to identify policy actions and financing solutions to invest in the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) with the perspective of the post-2020 EU financial framework. The transport ministers will have three sessions in total after the joint session, the first of which will be dedicated to discussions on air connectivity in Europe. Additionally, in order to better monitor trends in connectivity and to identify connectivity gaps, the European Commission's air connectivity index will be presented. The second day will concentrate on the achievements of the TEN-T policy this far and look to the future by debating the investment needs and opportunities (including the innovative funding solutions) for the implementation of the TEN-T network.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 19 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate

High-level conference on energy: Europe's future electricity market

Tallinn, Estonia

Policymakers and key stakeholders will come together to have thorough discussions on how the new design of the electricity market should look like.

During the event, Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will present his views on the progress made on the Clean Energy Package electricity market proposals and the necessary steps ahead.

In the panel discussions, the debates will focus on critical challenges of the future's electricity market, providing different perspectives on the matter. Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic will summarise these debates.

All of these discussions will provide a valuable input not only for the Energy Ministers' meeting the next day but for the negotiations throughout the Estonian Presidency and beyond

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Wednesday 20 September

European Parliament, Delegations

Delegations

EU/Latin America: the future of the multilateral trade system and the cooperation between the EU and Latin America in the fight against organised crime and terrorism will be some of the main topics addressed at the tenth plenary session of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), taking place in El Salvador. Other issues on the agenda are food price volatility, informal and undeclared work, regulation of lobbies, cooperation in the field of aviation and research. (Monday to Thursday)

Migration/Tunisia: a Civil Liberties Committee delegation will go to Tunisia to look into cooperation in managing migration and border-control between the EU and countries in the region, particularly in Libya. The delegation will discuss "search and rescue" operations in the Mediterranean and the current situation in detention centres and on human rights, as well as issues such as visa liberalisation and readmission agreements, with Tunisian ministers, members of Parliament as well as civil society representatives. (Monday to Friday)

Environment/Poland: following the European Court of Justice decision ordering an immediate halt to logging in the protected Bialowieza forest, and the refusal of Polish authorities to respect this ban, a delegation of the Environment Committee will go to Warsaw to meet with Polish Environment minister Jan Szyszko, NGOs as well as representatives from Polish industry and trade unions. (Monday to Wednesday)

EU funds/Hungary: Budgetary Control Committee MEPs will go to Hungary to visit a number of project sites and meet members of the Hungarian Parliament, the State Audit Office and civil society representatives. The Budgetary Control Committee regularly inspects EU-funded projects in the member states and other countries. (Monday to Wednesday)

Myanmar mission cancelled: in light of the recent developments in Myanmar, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade has decided to postpone indefinitely its planned visit to the country. Parliament just adopted a resolution calling for "the killings, harassment and rape of the Rohingya people" to cease immediately.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Tuesday 19 September

European Committee of the Regions, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, EU regional and urban development

Financing climate action at local regional level: funding opportunities for the adaptation challenge

Brussels

This conference, organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), aims at helping regions and cities define the boundaries of the climate adaptation concept and providing information on a number of financing instruments that can help them implement climate adaptation actions. The discussions will focus on the current European and international policy framework and will address the key issue of how to improve access to dedicated funding opportunities with a view to implement projects, deploy effective funding strategies for climate adaptation, and ultimately boost cities' and regions' adaptive potential.

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Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 September

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, Security and defence

5th conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector

Thessaloniki, Greece

The Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) is a European Commission funded and European Defence Agency (EDA) managed initiative to engage Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces in addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy issues on defence estates, including military infrastructure and land.

Building on the progress made during the previous conferences, Member States' expert delegates will be involved in a number of plenary sessions on cross-cutting considerations. Delegates will also continue to work interactively in three parallel focused working groups covering energy management, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

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Tuesday 19 September

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens' rights

Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference

Antwerp, Belgium

The European Police Office (Europol) Intellectual Property Crime Conference on Innovative Strategies for Effective Enforcement, co-organised with the Belgian Customs Authority and sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), will address the most recent innovations on intellectual property rights' enforcement strategies and will be attended by leading professionals from law enforcement, private sector and academia, from all over the world.

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Tuesday 19 September

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Research and innovation, Security and defence

Cybersecurity and data protection norms in support of European policy

Brussels

This event, jointly organised by the CEN-CENELEC Cybersecurity Focus Group and the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), aims to explore how the standards-developing world is responding to the fast-changing, demanding realms of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. In particular, the event will review how standards can support EU legislation and policy.

Aimed at policymakers and experts in the private sector, this workshop will contribute to a continuous dialogue among all the actors and stakeholders involved.

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Tuesday 19 September

European Medicines Agency, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health

EudraVigilance information day

London

The EudraVigilance information day, organised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), provides a forum to discuss the final steps in preparation of the simplified adverse reaction reporting, the new signal management for marketing authorisation holders in the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as the initial testing experience by stakeholders.

More specifically, the focus of this information day will be on the EudraVigilance go-live planning and the preparations and actions required by national competent authorities in the EEA, marketing authorisation holders and sponsors of clinical trials.

The information day will also serve as a platform for experts to share their testing experience based on the use of the new EudraVigilance XCOMP (test) environment, which was released on 26 June 2017 and to raise specific process related and technical questions.

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Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth

Contemporary approaches to learning and teaching

Tallinn, Estonia

This Presidency conference focuses on the adaptation of learning and teaching roles in response to the wide-ranging and increasingly rapid pace of change in Europe and the world at large.

The conference aims to shine a light on best practices and discuss how they can be applied more widely, and calls on European countries to devote greater, coordinated attention to the changing roles of teachers, schools and other educational institutions.

The conference also seeks to build a shared and coherent understanding of the most important educational research results and how these can support student learning and achievement. The challenge is to find evidence-based, effective and efficient ways of ensuring our education systems evolve in an optimal manner to address both long-standing and newly emerging needs. Participants are invited to contribute to the discussions about best practices and their widespread implementation organised around the following themes:

  • stakeholder engagement
  • educator and learner engagement and autonomy
  • the building of effective learning environments that address the needs of a world in flux

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Wednesday 20 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health

European Consumer and Competition Day conference: 'Paradigm shift in consumer and competition environments – embracing the new reality'

Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Consumer Protection Board and the Estonian Competition Authority are jointly organising the European Consumer and Competition Day in Tallinn on 20 September 2017, in the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The conference will focus on the sharing economy, digital platforms, new technologies and consumer behaviour. It will also offer various discussions about economic freedom, the benefits and challenges of this new paradigm as well as empowering supervisory authorities.

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Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 September

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth, Employment and social rights, International aid, development and cooperation

Improving skills and labour market integration for refugees and host communities in Turkey

Adana, Turkey

This conference is a follow up of the 'Workshop on validation of informal and non-formal learning for refugees in Turkey', held in Ankara on the 17 May, organised jointly by the Ankara office of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in cooperation with other stakeholders.

All the participants to the workshop found the opportunity to discuss the issue of validation of non-formal and informal learning of Syrians now under temporary protection within the framework of Turkey national qualification system.

Following this workshop, it was agreed that a one-day and a half conference would be organised in close cooperation with Turkish authorities and other public/private institutions working on skills, EU, ETF, EBRD, ILO and World Bank. The aim is to present outcomes of some piloting and to further discuss how to boost the coordinated efforts for the integration of Syrian refugees and host community into the Turkey labour market.

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Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth

Sport, education, university: Joining efforts for athletes' dual career and active societies

Tartu, Estonia

The conference will provide an overview of what has been done in the EU on the topic of athletes' dual careers so far, as well as discuss how educational institutions can work together as one support system for athletes.

The second main theme of the conference focuses on sports and physical activeness. During the conference, we will look at what the cost of physical inactivity is to society and what can be done to raise physical activity levels with the help of universities and sport.

To pinpoint what measures need to be undertaken in this regard, a high-level round table discussion of stakeholder representatives will take place during the conference, led by the European Commission.

The event is organised as part of 2017 Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 September

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, EU regional and urban development

Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions

Brussels

In September, the European Commission plans to adopt the Communication 'Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions'. To mark its formal adoption a launch event will take place on 20-21 September in Brussels.

The aim of the Communication is to highlight ways in which Europe can reduce the complexity, length and costs of cross-border interaction and promote the pooling of services along internal borders.

The Communication is the result of two years of intensive research and dialogue with border stakeholders, national authorities of Member States and partner countries and regional/local authorities. During the conference, the Communication's findings on persisting legal and administrative obstacles to border interaction will be outlined. The event will also provide a good opportunity to share existing good practices and to agree a common roadmap to boost EU Border Regions by removing such obstacles or preventing their emergence in the future.

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Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 September

European Aviation Safety Agency, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Transport and travel

6th SAFA regulators and industry forum

Cologne, Germany

The 6th Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircrafts (SAFA) regulators and industry forum will include presentations and open discussions to enhance the dialog between the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the competent aviation authorities (SAFA national coordinators) and the industry on the latest developments, revised procedures and the future changes of the SAFA programme.

This year's meeting will update you on the two ongoing projects regarding the use of manufacturer data and on the further enhancement of the risk-based approach in the SAFA programme, and will facilitate a brainstorming discussion on the safety relevance of ramp inspections.

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Thursday 21 September

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, Research and innovation

RemTech Europe – European conference on remediation markets and technologies

Ferrara, Italy

The RemTech Europe - European Conference on remediation markets and technologies is promoted by RemTech Expo, the most important Italian event on remediation technologies (20-23 September) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

The aim of the conference is to share information on knowledge, innovation and case histories, to encourage the development of land remediation processes and the application of new and sustainable technologies, and to support the supply and demand of available services and technologies, public and private.

By involving all the leading European stakeholders, the conference themes will highlight regulations, current standards, fundraising, proven and innovative technologies, and best practices introduced by some of the most important key players (public bodies and private companies). The 'introductory' phase of the conference will be followed by focused round tables with the customers and providers of services and technologies.

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Thursday 21 - Friday 22 September

European Commission, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Research and innovation, Transport and travel

'Connecting Europe' conference

Tallinn, Estonia

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia, have the pleasure to invite you to the 'Connecting Europe' conference.

The main focus of the conference will be to identify policy actions and financing solutions to invest in the transport sector with the perspective of the post-2020 EU financial framework.

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Thursday 21 - Friday 22 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business

Architectural policies conference

Tallinn, Estonia

The conference aims at discussing architectural policies across Europe, entrepreneurship and export of architectural services, the roles and operational models of state and municipal architects, among other topical issues. The conference is geared for professionals, policy-makers and experts working with the built environment.

The event is organised as part of 2017 Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth, Food, farming and fisheries, Research and innovation

EUROPEA international conference 'From rural to digital'

Tartu, Estonia

The conference 'From rural to digital' will take place on 22-23 September 2017 in Tartu, Estonia, under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU; on 21 September, a welcome reception will open the event.

Presentations and discussions of high-level policymakers, experts and practicians will focus on the topic '21st century skills in green vocational education and training (VET) – the view of researchers, employers, trainers'.

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Thursday 21 - Friday 22 September

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, EU regional and urban development, Research and innovation

Workshop on Proof of Concept (PoC) in South-Eastern Europe

Trieste, Italy

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising a workshop on Proof of Concept (PoC) that intends to explore best practices in the creation and management of PoC support programmes and to consider possibilities for the creation of additional PoC support schemes in the region.

The conclusions of this meeting are also expected to feed into broader political developments, in particular in relation to the Berlin process.

Participants will include the European Investment Bank (along with the Fund) that plays a major role in the region through, among others, the Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF).

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Friday 2 September

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, EU regional and urban development

Clean energy for all European islands – Inaugural forum

Chania, Crete

This inaugural forum is an important deliverable from the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package and the political declaration on clean energy for EU islands signed in Valletta by the European Commission together with 14 Member States on 18 May 2017.

The purpose of the forum is the launch of the 'Clean energy for all European islands' Initiative, which aims to accelerate the clean energy transition on islands, ensuring secure and cheap energy to their citizens, and create local jobs.

The forum will also provide a first opportunity for EU islands and existing EU initiatives to share best practices and showcase innovative projects in the areas of renewables, research and innovation, and energy efficiency.

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Eurozone Economic Calendar

Monday 18 September


09:00 Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Aug)
09:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (Aug)
09:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (MoM) (Aug)
09:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Aug)

Tuesday 19 September


08:00 Current Account s.a (Jul)
08:00 Current Account n.s.a (Jul)
09:00 Construction Output s.a (MoM) (Jul)
09:00 Construction Output w.d.a (YoY) (Jul)
09:00 ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment (Sep)

Wednesday 20 September


07:00 Non-monetary policy's ECB meeting

Thursday 21 September


08:00 Economic Bulletin
14:00 Consumer Confidence (Sep) (Preliminary release)

Friday 22 September


08:00 Markit Services PMI (Sep)
08:00 Markit Manufacturing PMI (Sep)
08:00 Markit PMI Composite (Sep)
19:30 CFTC NC net positions
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