Finland’s third EU Presidency period begins on 1 July 2019.

The current presidency trio, Romania, Finland and Croatia, have agreed on joint priority areas, which are Union for jobs, growth and competitiveness, energy union, freedom and security, protecting citizens and Union as global actor. Towards Open, Fair and Sustainable Europe in the world – Presidency Project aims to have sustainability, development cooperation, human rights and the role of civil society at the heart of EU policy.

During the Finland’s presidency we’ll organize a large international Beyond Growth Conference in Helsinki. The conference challenges the current EU agenda prioritising jobs and growth and calls EU decision makers to give priority for social well-being and planetary boundaries in the economic policy making.


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