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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 16-22 September 2019

This week, the Council discusses transport and climate change; the Commission holds the annual meeting of EU accessible cities, and Horizon 2020 environment and resources information days; MEPs in plenary are expected to recommend Christine Lagarde to become the next ECB President, and debate Brexit and foreign electoral interference in Europe; 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 16-22 September 2019.

Monday 16 - Tuesday 17 September

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

Horizon 2020 environment and resources information days

Brussels

The information days on the Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020, challenge 5 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency, and raw materials' - 2020 calls - will take place on 16-17 September 2019 in Brussels.

The event targets potential applicants to the 2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 challenge 5.

More information on the event

Monday 16 September

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament, Strasbourg

Amazon forest fires: the situation and destruction of forests worldwide, as well as in the EU, will be debated with Council and Commission. In July, the Commission adopted a communication outlining action to protect and restore the world's forests (Monday and Tuesday)

Plant patents: MEPs will quiz the EU Commission on how to ensure that products obtained from essentially biological processes, such as crossing, cannot be patented. The debate comes ahead of the 1 October deadline for submitting statements on the patentability of naturally obtained plants to the final appellate instance in the European Patent Office (EPO).

Hong Kong: the latest developments in Hong Kong will be debated with the Commission and the Council. The former British colony has seen a wave of protests since the Hong Kong Parliament proposed a new law that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to China.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Monday 16 - Sunday 22 September

European Commission | Events/Conf/Fairs | Energy, environment and climate - Transport and travel

European Mobility Week 2019

Europe

Since 2002, the European Mobility Week has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. The campaign gives people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution.

This year's European Mobility Week will put the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, our environment, and our bank balance. Active transport modes such as walking and cycling are emission-free and help to keep our hearts and bodies healthy.

More information on the event

Monday 16 September

Council of the EU and European Council - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

General Affairs Council

Brussels

The Council will take stock of the state of play regarding work on the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. This item will be covered in public session.

Ministers will start preparations for the European Council on 17-18 October 2019 by discussing an annotated draft agenda.

 

They will also hold a policy debate, in public session, on enhancing respect for the rule of law in the EU.

As part of the Article 7(1) TEU procedure concerning Hungary, the Council will hold a hearing.

Under any other business, the Commission will update ministers on the state of play regarding the rule of law in Poland.

The Presidency will also brief ministers on the main takeaways from the conference on the rule of law and fundamental rights held in Helsinki on 10-11 September 2019.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 17 September

Presidency of the Council of the EU | Events/Conf/Fairs | Security and defence

Conference on preventing violent radicalisation

Helsinki

This seminar will discuss how to increase the effectiveness of the prevention of violent extremism and provide a platform for exchanging experiences on efforts already taken.

In the context of counter-terrorism, preventing violent extremism is a priority not only for Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU but for the EU at large.

During the seminar, experts will examine the topic with regard to research data and practical experiences and from the perspective of the authorities.

More information on the event

Tuesday 17 September

European Commission | Events/Conf/Fairs | Business - Transport and travel

Public stakeholder workshop on the studies: 'User needs in the postal sector' and 'International postal services, remuneration and regulation'

Brussels

Stakeholders are invited to a 1-day workshop hosted by the European Commission. This will be an opportunity to see the draft final results of the study, 'User needs in the postal sector', which contributes to the evaluation of the postal services directive, and to see the first steps of the new study, 'International postal services, remuneration and regulation'.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about, and discuss:

  • present and future needs of postal users, and the possible future role of postal universal services
  • evaluation of the functioning of the postal services directive
  • the geographic and logistics impact of the growth of global e-commerce for postal services
  • the impact of the current system of Universal Postal Union (UPU) remuneration on the market for postal services, especially for e-commerce items

Attendees will be able to exchange opinions on these important developments and share views on the way forward.

More information on the event

Tuesday 17 September

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament, Strasbourg

European Central Bank President: Christine Lagarde is expected to obtain a recommendation from the plenary to become the next ECB President. Before the secret ballot, Plenary will hold a debate on the role of the ECB in the EU´s economic policy.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Wednesday 18 September

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Other bodies and agencies - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Events/Conf/Fairs | Consumer affairs and public health - Economy and the euro

High-level conference on the economy of well-being

Helsinki

Under the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, Finland's Ministry of social affairs and health is organising a high-level event to highlight the 'economy of well-being' approach, which examines the two-way relationship between well-being and the economy.

The conference aims to generate cross-sectoral dialogue on the themes for use in the forthcoming Council conclusions on the 'economy of well-being'.

The European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound) will make a contribution to the event.

More information on the event

Wednesday 18 September

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament, Strasbourg

Brexit: MEPs will discuss the current state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU with Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier, followed by a vote on a resolution.

Foreign electoral interference in Europe: MEPs will hold a debate on foreign electoral interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes, as they threaten the stability of political systems in member states and the cohesion of EU integration. Plenary will also vote on a resolution (Wednesday and Thursday).

Research and Erasmus: MEPs are set to approve a €100 million top-up for the EU's research programmes (€80 million for Horizon 2020) and youth mobility (€20 million for Erasmus+).

EU aid after 2018 floods in Austria, Italy, Romania: nearly €300 million in EU aid due to floods in 2018 will go to Austria, Italy, Romania, after a vote to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund following the extreme weather events in 2018.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Wednesday 18 September

Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Business - Institutional affairs - Research and innovation

Training session on EU public procurement for economic operators

Riga, Latvia

All economic operators are invited to attend the training session on EU public procurement organised by the Agency for support for the Body of European regulators for electronic communications (BEREC Office).

The training is fully open to the public and will be streaming live.

The training is organised in collaboration with Latvian public authorities, namely the ministries of economy and transport, the Procurement monitoring bureau, and with the support of the European Commission.

More information on the event

Thursday 19 - Friday 20 September

Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Culture, education and youth - Employment and social rights

Workshop on key competences in initial vocational education and training: digital, literacy and multilingual

Thessaloniki, Greece

The European centre for the development of vocational training (Cedefop) is analysing in-depth how key competences are integrated and promoted in vocational education and training (VET). In the period 2018-2019 a study focuses on 3 key competences: literacy, languages, and digital.

This workshop will share and discuss the results of the study with more than 50 participants including policymakers mainly from national authorities, the European Commission, the European Training Foundation (ETF), UNESCO, and researchers.

It will also be an opportunity to identify challenges and remedies in implementing policies supporting key competences and define questions/topics that stakeholders would like Cedefop to provide evidence on in the future.

More information on the event

Thursday 19 - Friday 20 September

Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Justice and citizens' rights - Security and defence

Conference on data protection in law enforcement – Paradise lost? Policing in the age of data protection

Copenhagen, Denmark

The aim of this conference is to explore the practical implementation of EU data protection rules within the law enforcement sector and highlight some of the challenges that data protection experts face in light of developments in policing, society as a whole, and a rapidly changing criminal environment.

The conference will bring together internationally renowned practitioners from law enforcement and security authorities with privacy experts, academics and representatives from private industry and civil society.

The event targets law enforcement officials, data protection officers, members of Europol's data protection experts network (EDEN), data protection professional in the private and public sector, lawyers and other advisers in the area of data protection and compliance, and academics.

More information on the event

Thursday 19 September

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament, Strasbourg

New European Commission: the EP Conference of Presidents will hold an exchange of views with European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and approve the detailed schedule for the hearings of Commissioners-designate.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Thursday 19 - Friday 20 September

Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Culture, education and youth - Employment and social rights

3rd CareersNet meeting

Rome

CareersNet, the network for lifelong guidance and career development of the European centrre for the development of vocational training (Cedefop), will convene in Rome on 19-20 September 2019.

Around 40 participants will meet, including the core national experts of the network and invited representatives from the host country.

The meeting will discuss the upcoming online publication of the EU inventory for lifelong guidance policies. Mutual exchange of experiences in what regards current national developments in national guidance systems will also be a priority.

Issues to discuss include:

  • coordination of lifelong guidance with validation of informal and non-formal learning
  • support to adult learning and local/regional capacitation
  • role of digital technologies in career development support
  • transferability and adaptation of successful practices and policies

More information on the event

Thursday 19 September

European Commission | Events/Conf/Fairs | Institutional affairs

3rd annual conference on regulatory scrutiny in the EU

Brussels

This conference will bring together representatives of EU institutions, public administrations and think tanks, as well as the broader research communities to reflect on how regulatory scrutiny has functioned in the EU since the establishment of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board.

The event will also explore the roles of quantification and stakeholder consultation in impact assessment and evaluation.

Speakers will come from the European Commission, Member State authorities, European Parliament and academia.

More information on the event

Friday 20 September

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

Annual meeting of EU accessible cities

Breda, Netherlands

Representatives from winning cities of the Access City Award (ACA) are meeting to exchange best practices and provide mutual inspiration on accessible tourism.

This year's theme will be accessible tourism. EU's most accessible cities will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and provide mutual inspiration, to improve inclusion for persons with disabilities and elderly people.

The 1st annual meeting of the ACA network was launched in 2018 in the city of Lyon, winner of the ACA 2018.

More information on the event

Friday 20 September

European Institute for Gender Equality - Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Employment and social rights - Justice and citizens' rights

Expert meeting on EIGE's handbook to combat sexism in the workplace

Vilnius, Lithuania

This meeting will bring together specialists working on the topic of sexism, as well as international organisation staff working on harassment, gender equality, inclusiveness, and wellbeing to provide comments on the draft handbook of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) to combat sexism in the workplace.

The final handbook will serve as a practical guide on how to eliminate sexism in organisations working in the EU and international context.

More information on the event

Friday 20 September

Council of the EU and European Council - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Political Meetings | Energy, environment and climate - Transport and travel

Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council

Brussels

The Council will hold an extensive policy debate on the crucial issue of transport and climate change. The discussion will focus on how to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport, in line with the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement.

The debate will build on the European Commission's communication 'A Clean Planet for all', published in November 2018.

Ministers will address the overarching topic in three separate rounds, corresponding to three transport sectors: land transport (road and rail), aviation and shipping.

Finland's presidency has prepared a detailed background paper to help structure the discussion.

The debate comes after the European Council from June 2019 invited the Council and the European Commission to advance work on this topic.

Agenda and briefing

Sunday 22 - Tuesday 24 September

Council of the EU and European Council - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Political Meetings | Food, farming and fisheries

Informal Meeting of Ministers for Agriculture

Helsinki

Agricultural ministers from EU member states will gather for an informal meeting in Helsinki on 22–24 September to discuss the role of soil carbon sequestration as a climate action. The ministers will also visit a Finnish farm and a forest management site. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä will chair the meeting.

Agenda and briefing

Document Actions
Eurozone Economic Calendar

Tuesday 17 September


09:00 ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment (Sep)
17:10 ECB's Cœuré speech

Wednesday 18 September


09:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (MoM) (Aug)
09:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (Aug)
09:00 Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Aug)
09:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Aug)
09:00 Construction Output s.a (MoM) (Jul
09:00 Construction Output w.d.a (YoY) (Jul)

Thursday 19 September


08:00 Current Account s.a (Jul)
08:00 Current Account n.s.a (Jul)

Friday 20 September


14:00 Consumer Confidence (Sep) (Preliminary release)
19:30 CFTC EUR NC Net Positions
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