Planning & Meetings

The first scoping study started in October 2017 and is exptected to run until March 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.

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

March 2018

The scoping study is expected to be completed



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