Understanding politics between Vienna and Brussels

Kursnummer: 16018

Initiatives, responsibilities, decisions and processes


Practical seminar for journalists.

When: 3 July 2018, 9:30-12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien
Language: German and English
Registration deadline: 29 June 2018

Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien (fjum) and the European Commission Representation in Austria.



Numerous journalists will be covering Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, starting 1 July 2018, and their attention will be split between the local proposals and Brussels responses. Therefore, it is essential to understand the distribution of responsibilities between the EU and the member states.

The six month presidency is an opportunity and a challenge for each EU country. On the one hand, local politicians promise policies that fit their local political agenda; on the other hand, the decision making process can be long and complicated, and promised policies may be difficult to implement.

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Jörg Wojahn, Vertreter der Europäischen Kommission in Österreich

Wolfgang Bogensberger, Leiter der Politischen Berichterstattung und Stellvertreter des Leiters der Vertretung der Europäischen Kommission in Österreich

Marc Fähndrich, Berater für wirtschaftspolitische Koordinierung und Europäisches Semester, Vertretung der Europäischen Kommission in Österreich



Presentations, Q&A, dialogue


Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.


Number of participants

Maximum 20


Further Questions

Mirjana Tomic, fjum seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, 0676 365 26 93

Heinz-Rudolf Miko, Leiter Pressearbeit und Pressesprecher, Vertretung der Europäischen Kommission in Österreich ,  Heinz-Rudolf.Miko@ec.europa.eu, +43 (1) 516 18-329

03.07.201809:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Marc Fähndrich, Wolfgang Bogensberger, Jörg Wojahn
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien