From 1 January, the STOA panel of the European Parliament has assumed EPTA presidency for the year 2018.

After the Swiss, the long-standing EPTA member STOA (European Parliament), assumes for the third time (after 1992, 1998) the annual presidency of EPTA. The directors' and Council meetings and the annual conference will take place in Strassbourg and Brussels respectively. In 2018 there will be also a practitioners' meeting in the Netherlands, organised by the staff of the Rathenau Institute.