|date||November 29 2012 - November 30 2012|
|location||European Institute of Public Administration O.L. Vrouweplein 22 6211 HE|
|organisation||European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA)|
Public officials preparing to assume EU responsibilities, EU affairs professionals, people needing quickly to acquire a comprehensive familiarity with how EU decisions are taken.
This is a self-standing “immersion” seminar. It is also a suitable basis for participation in the specialised seminars offered by EIPA on particular aspects of EU decision-making.
The seminar first provides a framework for understanding EU decision-making. It briefly explains the treaty structure and the different kinds of competences which have been given to the EU. The different phases in the policy cycle are then addressed in detail, highlighting the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty.
The elaboration of a Commission proposal is presented, with emphasis on public consultation and impact assessment. To understand legislative decision-making, participants simulate a Council Working Party, and discuss cases of interaction between Parliament and Council. Finally, the implementation phase is presented, with a review of the new system of “delegated acts” and “implementing acts”, and the role of EU Agencies.
Participants will understand the principles and structures of the EU system and the basic competences and functioning of the EU institutions; they will be familiar with the different stages in the legislative cycle; and they will have an insight into how decisions are reached in practice.
Dit onderzoeksinstituut streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en aanbieden van uiteenlopende hoogwaardige diensten zoals lespakketten. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know-how' met elkaar verbinden. Het European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) bestaat al meer dan 25 jaar.