What is the Policy Planner?
If you work in EU climate change, energy, or environment policy, the Policy Planner is a must-use tool. The Policy Planner pulls in all EU institutional meetings, public events, and activities uploaded to the Policy Newsfeed, enabling you to keep track of key dates and plan ahead. You’ll need to create a free account to use the Policy Planner.
The content of the Policy Planner is wide in scope, covering key meeting dates of the European institutions, events open to the public, and deadlines for calls, consultations and funding. The Policy Planner is relevant for the EU climate change, energy, and environment community and is easily searchable via institution or your specific policy area.
The Policy Planner is built using technology that allows you to filter the information contained within the Planner to create your own calendar. The Policy Planner gives you control and the ability to sync the whole Planner, or a filtered calendar of your choice, with your personal calendar.
The Policy Planner will also auto-update in your personal calendar. If you’ve saved a committee meeting then the agenda will appear in your own calendar when published – with links to your Policy Newsfeed so you can be sure not to miss any other relevant developments in the fields of climate change, energy, and environment.
The Policy Planner is your policy and events guide that links up with your Policy Newsfeed to ensure that you can keep track of key developments in the sector. The Policy Planner can be viewed in the default mode (Agenda as per below) or in the traditional daily/weekly/monthly view.
How do I subscribe to individual events or key policy dates?
To subscribe to an individual event or a key policy date (an EP Plenary session in this instance) simply click on the button that says ‘Add To Calendar’ and use the drop down menu to select which calendar provider you use – Outlook, Apple, Google or another provider.
How do I subscribe to all key dates and events contained within a category?
Firstly, decide on which ‘categories’ and ‘tags’ you wish to use. The categories are broadly based around events, calls or institutions – see the drop down menu below where we have already highlighted EP Committee Meetings. The tags are policy specific – climate change, energy, or environment.
Consider the screenshot below. We’ll now create a ‘filtered calendar’ based on only EP Committee Meetings. Highlight your chosen category or categories – you can highlight as many as you like. Once highlighted your ‘filtered calendar’ is ready and will only show items that we have categorised as EP Committee Meetings.
Once you have created your preferred calendar, scroll down to the bottom right of the page, as per below.
Now click on “Subscribe to filtered calendar’ and select your provider of choice. Google, Outlook or Apple will then guide you through the next stage. Once you’ve completed the next stage every time we update our One Policy Planner, the same update will appear in your personal calendar. If we update a Committee Meeting with a draft agenda, the link will automatically be updated in your personal calendar.
Why can’t I view the link to an agenda in the Policy Planner or in my Policy Newsfeed?
All of the key policy dates and events contained within the Policy Planner are free for everyone to view. To access a summary of an event or find out what is relevant in climate change, energy, and/or environment policy, you’ll need Premium Access – you can find further information about Premium Access here in terms of content and about Plans & Pricing here.
How do I change the view (daily/weekly/monthly) of the Policy Planner?
To change the view in the Policy Planner click on the Agenda button as per below. You can then choose which view you prefer.