Portuguese Pre-Presidency Conference, Online, 26-27 November 2020

TEPSA and its Portuguese member, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), organised the Portuguese 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 addressed 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 presented 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 PPC Lisbon report has been published, you can read it here.

The conference was organised in a virtual format. You can read the agenda here. The agenda is in Central European Time (CET). You can find the full panel recordings from the conference below.

Welcome & Plenary Session 1: “Portuguese Priorities and TEPSA Recommendations”

Plenary 2: “The EU and the COVID-19 pandemic”

Plenary 3: “Geopolitics of Europe and European Defense”

Plenary 4: “Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe”

Parallel Session 1: “European Green Deal”

Parallel Session 2: “Digital Agenda”

Parallel Session 3: “Book Launch: Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe”

Parallel Session 4: “Migration”

Concluding Remarks


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.