On July 20, COREPER II (Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union) assembled in TTÜ Business and Innovation Centre Mektory. Rector Jaak Aaviksoo gave the opening speech.
In his speech, the rector introduced Mektory to the guest as a communal concourse for students, academicians, and entrepreneurs and explained its importance for the university.
On the societal level, the rector stressed the importance of supranational cooperation. “We are currently living in a very exiting period of time and our future depends to a large extent on how successfully we are able to cooperate with each other to reach common goals. In this connection, communicating with a multitude of different people and establishing cross-border connections is of great importance,” Aaviksoo said, and added that the university has without a doubt an important part in the society for the successful management of changes.
During the visit, COREPER II also visited the different laboratories of Mektory.
COREPER is the European Council's main preparatory body.
COREPER II prepares the work of four Council configurations: economic and financial affairs, foreign affairs, general affairs, judicial and home affairs. The main tasks of the team include coordinating the work of different configurations of the Council and ensuring the consistency of the EU’s policies.
The pictures of the event can be seen here