TEPSA and its Portuguese member, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), will organise the Portuguese EU Pre-Presidency Conference on 26-27 November 2020. In the midst of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, Portugal will assume the Presidency of the EU Council on 1 January 2021.
The aim of the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference is to bring together researchers from the EU Member States and the EU candidate countries, policy-makers, media, civil society organisations, and the broader public in order to discuss the agenda and challenges of the upcoming Portuguese Presidency. The Pre-Presidency Conference will address the response of the EU to the Covid-19 crisis, the Green and Digital agenda, the geopolitics of Europe and many other topics.
During the event TEPSA will also present the recommendations to the Portuguese Presidency. These recommendations are formulated by experts from the TEPSA network, without necessarily representing the views of TEPSA or its Member Institutes. You can read the Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Portuguese Presidency here.
The conference is organised in a virtual format. You can read the draft agenda here. The agenda is in Central European Time (CET).
The conference is supported by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and the InDivEU project in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.