19 Jun: Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary meets for the first time

(Source: European Commission)

On Saturday 19 June, the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe was held in Strasbourg. 

Today’s Plenary marks another important moment in the life of the Conference – an unprecedented, open and inclusive European democratic exercise.

Following opening statements by the Co-Chairs of the Executive Board, representatives – including citizens – discussed the purpose and expectations of the Conference, comprising the European Citizens’ Panels, the National Panels and events, and the Multilingual Digital Platform. The “Lisbon European Citizens’ Event”, organised on 17 June in Portugal, was also welcomed by the Co-Chairs.

The …

10 Jun: Parliament’s delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe

(Source: European Parliament)

On Thursday, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents announced the names of the 108 MEPs that will take part in the plenary meetings of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The Conference Plenary seats have been allocated as follows.

EPP: 28

S&D: 23

Renew Europe: 15

Greens/EFA: 11

ID: 11ECR: 9

The Left: 6

Non-attached Members: 5

The full composition of the Parliament’s delegation to the Conference, as well as all other information on MEPs’ work in the Conference, will be available on the dedicated EP webpage.

The delegation will meet prior to the inaugural plenary session of the …

03 Jun: Apprenticeships for future needs: regions and cities have a double role

(Source: CoR)

The European Committee of the Regions and the European Alliance for Apprenticeships are organising a joint high-level conference this week. At the opening session on 3 June, the Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit and the chair of the CoR’s SEDEC Commission Anne Karjalainen highlighted the pivotal role of regions and cities in providing quality and effective apprenticeships for all.

Commissioner Schmit and SEDEC Chair Anne Karjalainen concluded that local and regional authorities can promote apprenticeships both in their role as employers as well as being catalysers that encourage employers to take on apprentices and build …

01 Jun: Speech by President von der Leyen at the EU Green Week 2021 conference

(Source: European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Good afternoon to you all!

I am so pleased to kick off this new EU Green Week. It is wonderful to know that there are hundreds of partner events taking place across Europe, big and small, north and south, east and west.

From twinned upcycling workshops in France and Germany, to online eco quizzes for high school students in Slovakia. Citizens can go to the municipal gardens in Logroño in Spain to learn about composting. Or they can find out how to reduce plastic waste on the shores of the Black Sea in Constanța, …

11 May: EU TENDER: Framework Contract for the Provision of Services and Equipment in the field of Audio-visual and Conference Technology

Deadline: 11-06-2021

(Source: Committee of the Regions)

Scope of the procurement

Title: Framework Contract for the Provision of Services and Equipment in the field of Audio-visual and Conference Technology

Reference number: SCIC/2021/OP/0002

Main CPV code

51310000 Installation services of radio, television, sound and video equipment

Type of contract


Short description:

Inter-institutional framework contract for the provision of services in the field of consultancy, design, installation, support, maintenance and rental of audio-visual and conference (AV&C) services, together with the supply of AV&C equipment and associated software.

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 210 000 000.00 EUR

Information about lots

This …