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Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness

Indicative media programme

Information and schedules will be updated closer to the date of the meeting.

Deadline for accreditation: 20 June 2019

Deadline for registration for interviews and pools: 3 July 2019 

It is not possible for one photographer to attend both doorstep and round table due to pool schedules. Only escorted access to the pools.  

Wednesday 3 July 2019

14.00–15.00 Press Briefing: Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni will present the key elements in competitiveness sector during the Finnish Presidency and in more detail the agenda of the informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness 4.–5.7.2019
Place: Press Room of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Kanavakatu 3 C, 00160 Helsinki.

Please register by 2 July 8.00 by sending an email [email protected] with the following information: name, mobile number, email, name/type of media). More information: Anniina Lehtonen, Communications Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 50 476 3736

15.00–21.00 Media Centre is open 

Thursday 4 July 2019  Ministers Responsible for Research

7.00 Media Centre opens   

7.30–8.15 Distribution of Pool 1 cards: doorstep – photographers, camera operators and interviewers
Place: Information desk

8.15–9.15 Pool 1 meeting: doorstep
Place: Meeting point

8.45–9.15 Handshake
Exclusively Host Broadcaster: Photos and audiovisual material

8.30–9.00 Distribution of Pool 2 cards: round table –  photographers and camera operators
Place: Information desk

9.00–9.30 Pool 2: round table
Place: Meeting point  

Working session 1 – Research and innovation as drivers for sustainable growth
Welcome by chair, if any, exclusively Host Broadcaster: Photos and audiovisual material

11.15–12.00 Distribution of Pool 3 cards: family photo – photographers and camera operators
Place: Information desk

12.00–12.00 Pool 3: family photo
Place: Meeting point 

Ministerial working lunch: translating European excellence in knowledge and innovation into entrepreneurial success

12.00–14.00 Lunch
Place: Lounge

Working session 2: Multiannual Financial Framework – Horizon Europe and missions as a strategic tool 
Welcome by chair, if any, exclusively Host Broadcaster: Photos and audiovisual material

16.00–16.30 Press conference

  • Press conference, part 1: Presidency, Commission
  • Press conference, part 2: Presidency, Commission, Prof. Mazzucato

Place: Veranda 1 (main press conference room)

21.00 Media Centre closes

Friday 5 July 2019  Ministers Responsible for Internal Market and Industry

7.00 Media Centre opens

7.00–7.45 Distribution of Pool 1 cards: doorstep – photographers, camera operators and interviewers
Place: Information desk

7.45–8.45 Pool 1: doorstep 
Place: Meeting point

8.00–8.45 Distribution of Pool 2 cards: round table – photographers and camera operators
Place: Information desk

8.45–9.15 Pool 2: round table before the meeting
Place: Meeting point

Working session 1: Sustainable growth: integration of single market, dynamic digital economy and modern industrial policy
Welcome by chair, if any, exclusively Host Broadcaster: Photos and audiovisual material

11.00–11.30 Distribution of Pool 3 cards: family photo – photographers and camera operators
Place: Information desk 

11.30–12.00 Pool 3: family photo
Place: Meeting point

12.00–14.00 Lunch
Place: Lounge

Working session 2: Sustainable growth  smart solutions for a competitive and climate-neutral Europe
Welcome by chair, if any, exclusively Host Broadcaster: Photos and audiovisual material

16.00–16.30 Press conference 
Place: Veranda 1 (main press conference room)

21.00 Media Centre closes