Digital, sustainability, and health. The Brussels’ weekly agenda in a nutshell

The coming week will be the last that will see Belgium preside over the Council of the European Union. As of July 1, according to the six-month rotation system, the presidency will pass to Hungary.

In addition, on Thursday June 27, and Friday June 28, the European Council, the EU body made up of the heads of state or government of the EU Member States, along with the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council, will meet again in Brussels.

Here are some events on this week’s agenda.


Monday June 24. CEDEFOP (European Center for the Development of Vocational Training), in cooperation with the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, is organizing the 16th CEDEFOP Brussels Seminar. This seminar will focus on what it takes to work better with Artificial Intelligence in the fields of education and employment.

Wednesday June 26-Thursday June 27. The SEMIC conference is scheduled. This is an annual conference on semantic interoperability organized by the European Commission, with the support of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU. The event brings together experts from European public administrations, EU institutions and agencies, and the private sector, with the aim of providing a platform to exchange experiences on how they produce, manage, exchange, publish, consume and exploit data through semantic interoperability for the digital transformation of public services.


Wednesday June 26. European Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis will present to the Commission the 2024 Convergence Report, in which the progress made by non-participating euro area member states towards meeting the criteria necessary for euro adoption is outlined. This report is published once every two years.