Parlement européen à Bruxelles - Europees Parlement in Brussel

EU fundamentals: the EU institutions, treaties and decision-making procedures

This is a brief introduction into the EU, its institutions and its decision-making tools. 


Participants at this introduction session will: 

  • get an overall understanding of the EU institutions 

  • obtain an overview of its treaties and texts 

  • have an insight in the main decision-making procedures. 

Voor wie?

This introduction session is aimed at everyone who has been designated by their organisation to play an active role in the preparation of the Belgian presidency (first semester of 2024) and wants to understand the EU fundamentals, or wants a brush-up of its knowledge. No specific prior knowledge of the EU is necessary.


This seminar is held in English; sufficient English proficiency is required.

Op het programma

 Topics covered in this session include: 

  • The architecture of the treaties 

  • Institutions and key players 

  • Main procedures and production of texts.