#EU2022CZ - time to promote the needs of the Czech industry

On Friday, 1st July, the Czech Republic takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from France for six months. During the upcoming six months of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU (CZ PRES), we will be visibly and strongly presenting the interests of the Confederation’s members to top representatives of European employers' federations, the European Parliament, representatives of the Czech government, as well as senior constitutional officials and officials from European institutions.

The Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic (SP CR) intends to take advantage of the maximum attention that is usually given to EU Presidency events to promote the priorities of Czech business at the European and global levels.

While governmental institutions are more or less limited by the role of a moderator during their country's EU Presidency, aiming to help find a compromise between individual Member States rather than to promote national interests, the Confederation wants to use the second Czech Presidency much more vigorously to raise the profile of Czech proposals, positions and concerns.

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The Confederation set out its position on the priorities for the coming period in three pillars:

  1. A resilient and open Europe,
  2. A competitive and sustainable Europe,
  3. Europe with a dynamic labour market.

A brochure describing these three pillars, as well as up-to-date information on the Czech Presidency, can be found on our website:

In Czech: https://www.spcr.cz/eu
In English: https://www.spcr.cz/en/czech-eu-presidency

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Presidency meeting of the SP CR expert team for the EU
Discussion event for members of the SP CR EU expert team. Fredrik Persson, the new President of BusinessEurope, will be the main guest.
Date: 15 September 2022

Round table of the SP CR members with representatives of EU institutions
Discussion event with the participation of representatives of EU institutions, SP CR member, partner organisations and media.
Date: October-December 2022

The round table (breakfast) will offer participants an opportunity of a discussion with Czech officials working in the European Commission, the EU Council, the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, or representatives of the Czech Republic in the European Parliament.

It will focus on the sectoral priorities of the Czech Presidency from a business perspective (internal market, the European Green Deal, digital transformation, EU industrial strategy and labour market).

CEBRE meeting with Czech MEPs
Discussion event for CEBRE founders at the highest level.
Date: October-December 2022

International CZ PRES EU workshop on the SP CR priorities
Expert event with the participation of representatives of BusinessEurope, Czech representatives in the European Parliament and selected representatives of the Czech government.
Date: November 2022

This thematic workshop will focus on raising the profile of European issues with a major impact on Czech and European business, with the aim of consolidating support from like-minded partner associations and strengthening this voice in BusinessEurope's negotiations with the European Commission and other key Brussels institutions.

The topics will revolve around the SP CR priorities for the Czech Presidency.

The SP CR is also co-organising an event of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (COREPER I) in the Moravian-Silesian Region on 7-9 July 2022.

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