10 / 01 / 2022

France takes over EU Council Presidency

As of 1 January 2022, France took over the rotating EU Council Presidency for the next six months, following Slovenia. The main priorities of the French Presidency are driven by the motto: “Recovery, Strength and a Sense of Belonging” and are based on three areas:

  • Strengthen the EU sovereignty
  • Climate, Social and Digital Transition
  • Prepare the Europe of tomorrow: growth and investments, EU values, youth, culture and health

 According to its programme in the field of R&I, France will focus on the following main aspects:

  • European Partnerships
  • Horizon Europe’s missions
  • International cooperation
  • European Research Area

The French Presidency will continue to discuss the updated European industrial strategy, with a focus on the further implementation of the strategy, including recovery, dual transition, industrial cooperation facilitated by the IPCEIs instrument, strategic autonomy, and discussions on the state and recovery of some industrial ecosystems.  

More information on the Presidency, its priorities and foreseen events