EU Economic Governance

4-5/May/2017  •  Brussels  •  EIPA members' fee: €995

Project Leader
Marco Lopriore
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What is this course about?
This course will help you understand the economic governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). You will discuss the functioning of the European semester, fiscal and macro-economic surveillance, coordination of economic policies with the Europe 2020 and financial stability. You will have also an understanding of the future of the EMU.

The first day will discuss the functioning of the European semester, the mechanisms of surveillance of fiscal and macro-economic imbalances, and go into the details of legislative packages of 6-pack and 2-pack, and the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the EMU (TSCG), the Compact for Growth and Jobs, etc. It also includes a workshop on the Alert Mechanism Report/IDR reviews and on Country Specific Recommendations. The afternoon will be dedicated to the future of the EMU with a discussion on the White Paper on completing the EMU such as the establishment of a fiscal, economic, banking union and political union and on the role of the European Parliament/national Parliaments. The second day introduces the coordination of economic policies with the Europe 2020, the steps towards a banking union, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank. The seminar will also examine the social dimension of EU and the financial assistance mechanisms such as the European Stability Mechanism.  

How will it help you?
By the end of the seminar, participants:
  • will obtain a practical understanding of the processes of EU economic governance;
  • will be able to participate more actively in the implementation of the various pillars of the EMU.
This seminar will provide a unique platform for exchanging views on broader economic governance issues and its implications for national and sub-national levels.

Who will most benefit?
This seminar is intended for civil servants and policy-makers from the EU Member States, candidate countries, and European bodies and organisations, who follow economic governance in the EU.