Draft Programme

Hybrid meeting in the room JDE63 in combination with WEBEX-video conference



1.    Welcome and statement of the President, Ms Eve Päärendson

2.    Adoption of the agenda

3.    Adoption of the minutes from the last meeting held on 16 December 2019


4.    EU-Japan Relations in the post COVID-19 era

  • Mission of Japan to the European Union: Mr Akihiro Okochi, Minister in the Economic Section
  • European External Action Service: Mr Aymeric Dupont, Policy officer for Japan
  • Japan Business Council in Europe: Mr Toyokazu Nagamune, Secretary General
  • DIGITALEUROPE: Mr Patrice Chazerand, Director for Digital Trade and Taxation, or Mr Barry McKeon, Senior Policy Manager, Trade and Competition
  • European Commission DG TRADE: Ms Dominika Svozilova, Policy coordinator – Japan, and Ms Liva Andersone, Trade and Sustainable Development
  • ETUC: Ms Rosa Crawford, TUC Policy Officer

5. Research and innovation

  • European Commission DG Research: Mr Pierrick Fillon-Ashida, Japan Desk Officer
  • Mission of Japan to the EU: Mr Hideki Iwabuchi, Counsellor in the Economic Section
  • Kobe University Brussels European Centre (KUBEC): Mr Patrick Vittet‑Philippe, Advisor

11:15-11:30:           Coffee break

[Closed session]


6. Feedback on the mission to Tokyo in January 2020

7. Assessment of the 2018-2020 mandate and future perspectives

8. Any other business. 



Draft Agenda FuC EU Japan 17 July 2020