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European Commission Work Programme 2022 – Making Europe Stronger Together


On October 19, the European Commission (EC) adopted its 2022 Work Programme.
In this important document, the EC sets its agenda towards a greener, fairer and more digital and resilient Europe after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the State of the Union 2021 and the priorities expressed by EC President Ms Ursula von der Leyen’s Political Guidelines, the EC 2022 Work Programme contains forty-two new policy initiatives, putting an accent on the European Year of Youth 2022, and considering important lessons learnt after the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The abovementioned six headline ambitions, by way of reminder, are:

    • A European Green Deal
    • A Europe fit for the digital age
    • An economy that works for people
    • A stronger Europe in the world
    • Promoting our European way of life
    • A New push for European democracy

As a first next step, the EC will start discussing with its co-legislators, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council a set of joint priorities and ensure swift actions and follow up.

For more information, you can visit the publications section of the EC website here or consult the two factsheets below.