The presentation website for the preparation of Romania's Presidency of the Council of the European Union was officially launched on Wednesday by Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu, within ANIS Gala - the Employers' Association of the Software and Services Industry.
The website can be accessed at www.romania2019.eu and includes information on the Presidency of the Council of the EU, on the preparation of the Romanian mandate, on the ideas forum for the Presidency, but also internship and volunteering opportunities within this project.
"It is an interactive portal which allows you to participate with ideas that you have in defining your themes of interest, in defining priorities. We open the door to Romanians so they can join in, those in the country, as well as those abroad," Negrescu stated.
According to him, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2019 is conceived as a transparent one, devoted to citizens.
"What I have learned throughout many years spent in your industry is that we should have confidence in the people and let them express themselves. It's the first step in seeing their creativity," Negrescu told the professionals attending the event.
He said that in the IT industry, there is "that element of creativity" which Romania needs so that the Presidency of the Council of the EU be a successful one.
"Many times we have the impression that the world and, especially the rest of Europe, knows what we can do in the IT area, however I am not pleased to inform you, if you didn't know it already, that there are very few who know the potential we have, the creativity potential and what we can display at European level and what we can produce," Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu stated.
Romania is to hold, for six months, as of 1 January 2019, the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Our country is part of the trio of presidencies which includes Finland and Croatia. The rotating presidency chairs in Brussels the meetings of the Council of the EU (except the Foreign Affairs Council), the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER) sittings and approximately 200 working groups.