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 was presented to the incoming Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU during the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference on 23-24 May 2022. You can read the Recommendations from members of the TEPSA Network to the Czech Presidency, and learn more about the conference here.

The Czech presidency has been presented with four recommendations:

  • What does the war in Ukraine mean for the development of an EU defence policy, for NATO cooperation and partnership with neighbouring countries?, by Kristi Raik (Estonian Foreign Policy Institute).
  • How does the current humanitarian crisis affect the reform of a common EU asylum policy?, by Mihai Sebe (European Institute of Romania).
  • Four priorities for the EU’s energy security policy, by Izabela Surwillo (Danish Institute of International Affairs).
  • How to step up EU support for Ukraine?,  by Oleksiy Melnyk (Razumkov Centre); Stefan Meister (German Council of Foreign Relations); Mariam Khotenashvili (Trans European Policy Studies Association).

The main message of the TEPSA Recommendations is that the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU will need to contribute to guiding the EU through the troubled waters of a ’Zeitenwende’ that is on the horizon in so many vital policy areas, while at the same time not losing sight of the EU’s institutional reform needs and the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Four areas are going to be extremely important, all of which are in response to the war in Ukraine. The development of an EU defence policy; reform of a common EU asylum policy; ensuring Europe’s energy security; and how to step up support for Ukraine. You can watch the video breakdown of TEPSA’s recommendations to the Czech Presidency here: 

TEPSA Recommendations Archive:

Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Czech Presidency (May 2022)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the French Presidency (December 2021)
Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Slovenian Presidency (June 2021)
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.