3 May 2012
Annual conference of European data protection authorities
The data protection authorities from Member States of the EU and of the Council of Europe meet annually for a spring conference to discuss matters of common interest and to exchange information and experiences on different topics. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) actively contributes to the discussions. The conference usually ends with the adoption of a number of important documents.
Committee of the Regions plenary session
The 344 Members of the Committee of the Regions meet in plenary session in Brussels five times a year, to discuss and adopt opinions, reports and resolutions.
Conference on smart energy and sustainable ICT
The European Commission is organising a conference on sustainable information and communication technology (ICT), smart grids and smart cities.
Conference on the Comenius partnership
The European Commission organises a conference dedicated to Comenius school partnerships. The aims are to discuss what makes cross-border co-operation between schools successful and what creates lasting impacts, to explore the links between school projects and wider school policy developments and to give participants an opportunity to forge new networks for future co-operation.
Coreper II, Coreper I
The Permanent Representatives Committee or "Coreper" (Article 207 of the Treaty establishing the European Community) is responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European Union. It consists of the Member States' ambassadors to the European Union ("Permanent Representatives") and is chaired by the Member State which holds the Council Presidency.
EU-China high-level meeting on energy
Governing council meeting of the European Central Bank and press conference
The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) takes its monetary policy decision for the euro area. Shortly after the meeting, the President of the ECB explains the decision in an introductory statement. This is followed by a question-and-answer session with media representatives. A few hours later the transcript of the press conference is published on the ECB website.
High level conference on EU Health programmes
The conference “EU Health programmes: results and perspectives” is organised jointly by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and its Executive Agency.