Sunday, 18. November 2018

14:00 - 19:00  Arrival of delegations and registration at the hotels
   Meeting of the Presidential Troika of COSAC
16:45  Departure from the hotels
17:30  Meeting of the Presidential Troika
Venue: Permanent Conference Facility ACV/Room G1
1220 Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
19:00  Departure for the dinner
19:00  Departure from the hotels
19:30  Dinner hosted by the Chair of Permanent Subcommittee on EU Affairs of the National Council, Mr Reinhold Lopatka, and the Chair of the EU Committee of the Federal Council, Mr Christian Buchmann
Venue: Wiener Rathauskeller; 1010 Vienna, Rathausplatz 1
22:00  Return to the hotels


Monday, 19.November 2018

   Meetings of the political groups
  • Departure from the hotels
8:30 - 8.55  Meetings of the political groups
Venue: Permanent Conference Facility ACV
1220 Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
8:00  Departure from the hotels
9:00  Opening of the LX COSAC
Venue: Permanent Conference Facility ACV, Room D
1220 Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1

Welcome addresses
Mr Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council
Ms Inge Posch-Gruska, President of the Federal Council

Introductory remarks by the Chair
9:15  Adoption of the agenda
Procedural issues and miscellaneous matters
- Briefing on the results of the Meeting of the Presidential Troika of COSAC
- Presentation of the COSAC 30th Bi-annual Report
- Letters received by the Presidency
- Others
9:30  Session I: State of play of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Keynote speaker:
Ms Karoline Edtstadler
State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior
11:00  Family photo and coffee break
11:30  Session II: Brexit – current state

Keynote speakers
Ms Danuta Hübner
Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament

Sir William Cash
Chair of European Scrutiny Committee, House of Commons
Lord Timothy Boswell of Aynho
Chair of the EU Select Committee, House of Lords

13:00  Lunch
14:30  Session III: Climate policy and Energy Union

Keynote speakers
Mr Maroš Šefčovič
Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
Ms Monika Langthaler
R20 Regions of Climate Action, Director R20 Austrian World Summit

16:00  Return to the hotels (except Chairpersons)
16:00  Meeting of the COSAC Chairpersons
Debate on the Contribution and Conclusions of the LX COSAC
17:30  Return to the hotels
19:00  Departure from the hotels
19:30  Dinner hosted by Mr Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the Austrian National Council
Dinner speech by the President of the Austrian National Council
Kursalon Wien, 1010 Vienna, Johannesgasse 33
22:30  Return to the hotels


Tuesday, 20.November 2018

8:30  Departure from the hotels
9:30    Session IV: A transparent European Union closer to its citizens in light of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament

Keynote speakers
Mr Josef Moser
Federal Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and
Ms Mairead McGuinness
First Vice President of the European Parliament

11:30  Coffee break
12:00  Adoption of the Contribution and Conclusions of the LX COSAC
12:30  Closing remarks by the Chair
12:45  Lunch
14:00  Return to the hotels
Departure of delegations