Presidency

Czech Presidency

of the Council of the European Union

1 July - 31 December 2022

Czech Council Presidency logo


As of 1 July 2022, the Czech Republic holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months.

Europe as a Task: Rethink, Rebuild, Repower is the main motto of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.


Presidency programme

The overall objective of the Czech Presidency is to contribute as much as possible to creating the conditions for the security and prosperity of the EU in the context of the European values of freedom, social justice, democracy and the rule of law and environmental responsibility. The EU must focus on ensuring security together with NATO and affirming the strategic resilience and competitiveness of the European economy. The EU, together with the United States and other democratic states outside the EU, should become a strong foundation for a strategic community defending fundamental values, human rights, a free way of life and liberal democracy.

In order to achieve this objective, the Czech Republic has determined the following priority areas for its Presidency of the Council of the EU:

  1. Managing the refugee crisis and Ukraine’s post-war recovery
  2. Energy security
  3. Strengthening Europe’s defence capabilities and cyberspace security
  4. Strategic resilience of the European economy
  5. Resilience of democratic institutions

A rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union

The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months. During this 6-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council.

Member states holding the presidency work together closely in groups of three, called 'trios'. This system was introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. The trio sets long-term goals and prepares a common agenda determining the topics and major issues that will be addressed by the Council over an 18-month period. On the basis of this programme, each of the three countries prepares its own more detailed 6-month programme.

The Czech Republic will preside over the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2022. The six-month Czech Presidency follows France that led the Council in the first half of the year, and will be followed by Swedish Presidency from 1 January till 30 June 2023. Those three states together form the presidency trio and have created a joint programme of their presidencies. Read more about the trio programme here.


MORE INFORMATION

Homepage of the Czech Presidency of the Council of EU: https://czech-presidency.consilium.europa.eu/en/

Priorities of the Czech Presidency: https://czech-presidency.consilium.europa.eu/media/fk3pihaw/eng_priorities.pdf



Contact details

https://czech-presidency.consilium.europa.eu/en/contacts/

czech.republic@cepol.europa.eu


Contact

Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27
Hungary

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest
Pf.314
Hungary

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032

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