Draft Programme


09:00 - 09:10

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

09:10 - 10:30  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

10:30 - 11:15  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

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