Regarding political and academic challenges, Teaching and Researching the European Council (TRACK) responds to an ongoing need to provide regular offers for teaching and research on the European Council (EUCO) as a key institution. In view of known and unknown challenges in the EU, TRACK focuses on the EUCO’s role in the EU’s policy-making and in shaping the EU’s future. By identifying challenges for Europe, TRACK analyzes and assess the EUCO’s activities along five dimensions (history, real world functions, internal patterns of decision-making, impact on the EU’s institutional architecture, lessons for teaching and research) for filling gaps in teaching and research.
As part of the project’s aims, TRACK hosted its Dissemination Conference: “Spreading Knowledge about the European Council” took place online on 7-8 July. A number of key experts from the TEPSA network participated.