Planning & Meetings

The first scoping study is terminated in 2018. The table below gives an indicative timeline.The planning of the full BACS study(ies) will depend upon the scoping study and will be decided later. The full study is expected to start mid 2019, if you are interested please register as a stakeholder.

Date Event/plan
16 October 2017 Start contract for scoping BACS study
6 November 2017 Launch website
17 January  2018

Stakeholder meeting for registered stakeholders (note: spaces are limited and only a representative selection of stakeholders will be admitted)

For more info see main menu on 'Register for Meeting'

note: the meeting already took place

May 2018

We are still processing the various scoping and policy options, the report is expected to be finalized by end July 2018.

July 2018 Study is concluded. The task report on scoping is published.
16 September 2018

Deadline to send position papers in relation to the report on scoping to (include in cc).

2nd half of 2018

Start of full preparatory study(ies) on BACS.

The planning and timing will depend on the first scoping study


Those who have registered through this website will be informed of website updates, meetings and availability of (draft) documents.

* Any stakeholder meeting is subject to confirmation of room availability at the European Commission. Please do not make your travel arrangement before receiving the final agenda about 4 weeks prior to the meeting.