Pre-Presidency Conferences

The Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs) are TEPSA’s flagship activity. They take place twice a year in the capital of the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU prior to the beginning of its mandate.

The main aim of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences is to bring together academics and researchers from the broad TEPSA network, policy-makers, media and civil society in order to discuss the agenda and challenges of the upcoming Council Presidencies. TEPSA Pre-Presidency conferences constitute a major platform for communication and exchange between policy-makers and academia.

Prior to the event, TEPSA researchers formulate recommendations to be presented to high-level officials of the government concerned in a plenary session. The conferences actively involve civil society and media actors, who are able to interact with practitioners and academics. Finally, the insights gained during these conferences and seminars directly feed into future research on the EU and into EU policy making.

Thanks to their genuinely European and transnational nature and to the involvement of civil society, TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency conferences actively contribute to shaping a European public sphere.

The next TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 15-16 June 2017. You can find more information here.

Download TEPSA’s Recommendations:

Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Maltese Presidency (November 2016)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Slovak Presidency (June 2016)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Dutch Presidency (November 2015)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Luxembourg Presidency (June 2015)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Latvian Presidency (December 2014)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Italian Presidency (March 2014)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Greek Presidency (October 2013)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Lithuanian Presidency (July 2013)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Irish Presidency (November 2012)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Cypriot Presidency (June 2012)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Danish Presidency (December 2011)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Polish Presidency (July 2011)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Hungarian Presidency (December 2010)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Belgian Presidency (May 2010)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Spanish Presidency (November 2009)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Swedish Presidency (May 2009)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Czech Presidency (December 2008)

Past PPCs:


TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Madrid, Spain (26-27 November 2009)
TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Stockholm, Sweden (28-29 May 2009)
TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Prague, Czech Republic (4-5 December 2008)
TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Paris, France (12-13 June 2008)

 

project_PONT300x300 TEPSA’s PPCs are part of the PONT project aimed at providing a bridge connecting young academics and EU practitioners, in order to improve the employability of young researchers.