WATCH: Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the Czech Presidency

Prior to the regular TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conferences, TEPSA has a tradition of formulating recommendations to present to the incoming Council Presidency. At the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference which took place on 23-24 May 2022, TEPSA presented key recommendations to the incoming Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union. These recommendations are formulated by experts from the TEPSA network, without necessarily representing the views of TEPSA or its Member Institutes.


  • How to guide the EU through the troubled waters of a ‘Zeitenwende’ into the future – A Core Task for the Czech EU Presidency, by Funda Tekin (Institut für Europäische Politik); Nicoletta Pirozzi (Istituto Affari Internazionali); and Ilke Toygür (German Institute for International and Security Studies).
  • 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).
  • Four priorities for the EU’s energy security policy, by Izabela Surwillo (Danish Institute of International Affairs).
  • How does the current humanitarian crisis affect the reform of a common EU asylum policy?, by Mihai Sebe (European Institute of Romania).
  • 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).

Recommendations from members of the
TEPSA Network to the Czech Presidency