Planning & Meetings

The first scoping study was terminated in 2018. The table hereafter includes the events conducted during the scoping study and the ones that will take place during the full preparatory study.

The full preparatory study started 11 July 2019, if you are interested in participating as stakeholder, do please register using this website.

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.

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).

11 July 2019

Kick off meeting of the full preparatory study. The study will run until the end of 2020.

3rd of March 2020

First stakeholder meeting 


November 2020 Final stakeholder meeting (to be confirmed)


Hereafter is the provisional &indicative planning for the 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.