TEPSA Recommendations

TEPSA formulates recommendations to the Council Presidencies before they take office. TEPSA recommendations are formally presented to representatives and high-level officials of the incoming Presidency at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conferences. TEPSA recommendations are formulated by experts from the TEPSA network, without necessarily representing the views of TEPSA or its Member Institutes.

A new set of TEPSA Recommendations were presented to the incoming Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU during the TEPSA Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference, which took place virtually on 17-18 June. You can read the Recommendations from members of the TEPSA Network to the Slovenian Presidency, and learn more about the conference here.

The Slovenian Presidency is well advised to aim at accomplishing three things:

  • Stepping on the gas for the accelerated digital era,
  • Step up its actions to promote energy transition in third countries ,
  • Reviving EU enlargement by fostering reform.

Overall, Slovenia faces a number of further key challenges. The implementation of Next Generation EU is without doubt the most important item on the agenda. Now that all Member States have ratified the Own Resources Decision, time has come to start financing and implementing the national Recovery and Resilience Plans. Secondly, the Conference on the Future of Europe has already kicked off. Citizens’ panels and plenaries will take place during the Slovenian Presidency. Thirdly, the broader debate on strategic autonomy will also be on the table, waiting to be defined and given substance through the ongoing process of adopting the Strategic Compass and new initiatives in the fields of digital, trade, finance and others. The Union has recently been pushed to have a common stance, be it against Turkey, Russia or Belarus. How to deal with these external challenges should be at the core of the discussion.

You can read the Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Slovenian Presidency in English here.

You can read the Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Slovenian Presidency in Italian here.

You can read the Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Slovenian Presidency in Spanish here.

TEPSA Recommendations Archive:

Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Portuguese Presidency (November 2020)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the German Presidency (June 2020)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Croatian Presidency (November 2019)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Finnish Presidency (June 2019)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Romanian Presidency (November 2018)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Austrian Presidency (June 2018)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Bulgarian Presidency (November 2017)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Estonian Presidency (June 2017)
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)

TEPSA’s Recommendations are co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the EU.