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Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council, 17-18 May
Ministers will discuss about equity and inclusion in education and training, the European Universities initiative and participation of young people in decision-making processes. They will also focus on the sustainability of the creative sector, the Media and Audiovisual Action Plan and sport innovation.
Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 20 May
The Foreign Affairs Council/Trade will hold a meeting with International Procurement Instrument, conclusions on the Trade Policy Review and the EU-US trade relations in their agenda, among other subjects.
Special meeting of the European Council, 24-25 May
EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss EU’s response to COVID-19, climate change and external relations
Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 26-27 May
Ministers will discuss the CAP reform package and a series of other topics including organic farming, new genomic techniques, plant reproductive material and the EU’s priorities for 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.
Competitiveness Council, 27-28 May
Ministers responsible for the internal market and industry will be focusing on the digital services package, access to critical raw materials, the future of tourism in Europe and better regulation.
Research ministers will be focusing on the EuroHPC joint undertaking, the future pact for research and innovation and upgrading researchers’ careers in Europe. In the afternoon, space ministers will debate the EU’s position concerning space traffic management and adopt conclusions on new space and space for people in coastal areas.
- Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council for the coming fortnight
- Indicative calendar of meetings under the Portuguese presidency (1 January – 30 June 2021)
- Portuguese presidency website