BOOSTER one-week programme on the European Commission priorities: The political priorities of the von der Leyen Commission and the hot topics of European politics



The Booster one-week programme focuses on the European Commission priorities. It is specifically designed for professionals with working experience in EU affairs who wish to closely monitor the main initiatives undertaken by the Commission and to gain insights on how to better interact with this EU institution.

The Compact one-week programme is constructed around the Political Guidelines for the next European Commission (2019-2024), which lay out the main legislative priorities for the von der Leyen Commission. This course offers participants the possibility to evaluate what the Commission has been able to deliver so far and to reflect on the topics that will shape European policy-making during the next term.

This one-week programme will assess selected key initiatives from the Political Guidelines and present an analysis of trends and results whilst also looking ahead to the next few years. The programme will also include a lobbying component, providing insights on how to effectively influence the legislative process.

By doing this stocktaking exercise, participants will be able to obtain a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in EU affairs from a very practical point of view and to gain insight on new pieces of legislation that might be crucial for their respective organisations. A panel discussion on a relevant topic and networking events will round off the seminar.

As an executive course, the Booster programme relies on a high level of participation from the audience, creating the right atmosphere for fruitful exchanges among trainers and participants as well as among participants themselves.

In a nutshell, the Booster one-week programme will cover:
  • An analysis of main initiatives from the Political Guidelines for the von der Leyen European Commission (2019-2024).
  • How to work with the EU: lobbying strategies, REFIT Platform, comitology procedures.
  • A panel discussion on fundamental questions for the future of Europe from the perspective of high-level officials and practitioners and networking events.
For more details, you can download the 2021 programme here. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that this course can be tailor made on demand for specific groups.