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Euro area Exports
Exports

43.14

% of GDP

2020
Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. This is the % of GDP of the EURO Area EU countries. Source: The World Bank
Euro area Exports
Exports

-9.10

annual growth

2020
Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. This is the annual % growth of the EURO Area EU countries. Source: The World Bank
Euro area Imports
Imports

39.90

% of GDP

2020
Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. This the aggregated value of the 19 EU countries of the EURO Area. Source: The World Bank
Euro area Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment

-0.17

% of GDP

2019
Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Euro area Trade balance
Trade balance

3.24

% of GDP

2020
External balance on goods and services equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services. This is the average of the EURO Area (EU19). Source: The World Bank
Euro area Tax rate
Tax rate

42.84

% of commercial profits

2019
Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses. Personal income tax, VAT, sales taxes or goods and service taxes are excluded. This is the average of the 19 EU countries of the EURO Area. Source: The World Bank.
Euro area Number of taxes paid by businesses
Number of taxes paid by businesses

10

2019
Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent. This is the average value of the 19 EU countries of the EURO Area. Source: The World Bank.
Euro area Cost of starting a business
Cost of starting a business

3.21

% of income per capita

2019
The cost of starting a business indicator includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law. This is the average cost for the 19 EU countries of the EURO Area. Source: The World Bank.

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World Conference on Mechanical Engineering on 09-11 December 2022 in Berlin, Germany
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On 12 December, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting a webinar on the topic of entrepreneurship and what factors make an incubator programme a success. Join us from 14:00 to 15:30 to discover the answer! 
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This session to be held on 12 & 13 December 2022 will gather CEOS and/or coordinators from the –recently- awarded EIC Accelerator contracts. SMEs will have the opportunity to e-meet the EIC Project and Financial Officers, working with them, and be ...
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next session dedicated to B2B SaaS on 15 December 2022.
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The EIC would like to invite EIC beneficiaries to join the next EIC Investor Day on Industrial Tech on 24 and 25 January 2023. The selected EIC-backed beneficiaries will be able to present their innovative solutions during an online event to a jury o...
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services, Třinecké Železárny and Refrasil invite you to apply to the EIC Multi-Procurers Day occurring digitally on 28 February & 1 March 2023 to gear up your collaboration with the comp...
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The European Innovation Council and VELUX Group invite EIC beneficiaries to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 6 and 7 March 2023, taking place physically in Copenhagen (Denmark). VELUX is looking for EIC-funded startups/scaleups to work...
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Rethink! Smart Manufacturing is specifically designed to help manufacturing executives innovate, empower and re-imagine their businesses for a new era.
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At Industry of Things World USA more than 250 experts, decision-makers and providers from industry will discuss use & business cases relating to Industry
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Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in the GTAP Framework
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Expo & Congress sobre máquina-herramienta y equipos auxiliares para la industria del metal
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The revolution of safety & health environment towards excellence
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2023 GTAP Short Course - Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model
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2023 GTAP Conference - Broadening Engagement in a Resilient and Sustainable International Trading System
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World Conference on Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering on 16 Jun - 18 Jun 2023 Vienna, Austria
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Das größte deutschsprachige Branchentreffen zu Compliance & Corporate Governance.
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6th International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning Elites on 11 Aug - 12 Aug 2023 Berlin, Germany
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2023 GTAP Dynamic Short Course - Applied General Equilibrium Analysis using a Dynamic Multi-Region Model
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At Industry of Things World Berlin more than 350 experts, decision-makers and providers from industry will discuss use cases and business strategies from the Industry cosmos.
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Das Industrie-Event zum Thema Smart Services und Predictive Maintenance
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The European Commission initiated the establishment of a European Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre to help SMEs assess the possibility of adopting both advanced manufacturing solutions as well as social innovation strategies thereby transforming their organization towards next-generation factories with more competitive, modern and sustainable production.
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GlobalKS is a premier platform that unites thought leaders, scientists, corporate stakeholders, academics, government officials, and non-profit organisations under the common goal of sharing knowledge. Our academic conferences and scientific workshops are meticulously planned and impeccably executed to ensure maximum learning and networking opportunities. We believe that progress is accelerated by the open flow of ideas and cross-national learning. As such, we invite leading minds to keynote at our scientific events and facilitate the discussion long after a conference is over. Our network counts on us to put together events that are both engaging and highly relevant. Staying on top of trends, gaining deep understanding of common challenges, and bringing together a diverse group of people drive our daily work. ‘Quality’ is not just a buzzword at GlobalKS. It’s a way of doing business.
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The Esade Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (EsadeGeo) performs research on economic globalization and its interactions with geopolitics and global governance, creating knowledge on the links between business, economic and social leadership, social realities, and global governance. Its staff, including expert researchers, also provides an interdisciplinary forum where scholars and political, business, and social leaders actively debate international matters and their local impact.
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Integradde is a H2020 project that aims to develop an end-to-end Digital Additive Manufacturing (AM) solution, based on DED technologies [ Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) for manufacturing of complex geometries in medium-sized components with higher accuracy, and Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) for simpler geometries with higher deposition rates] enabling a cybersecured bidirectional dataflow for a seamless integration across the entire AM chain.
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At Pronovea we focus on delivering industry leading business conferences for our clients. Drawing on more than 20+ years of industry experience, we bring together the leading experts to provide best-in-class knowledge sharing events.
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Founded in 2018 in Espoo, Finland, Deal Room is an advanced platform designed to manage virtual, hybrid and in-person events. It is widely used in webinars, conferences, summits, networking events, workshops, and fairs. The platform has quadrupled the number of users and turnover since March 2020, with its increasing customer base thanks to its solutions that come to the forefront with conferences, congresses, webinars and one-to-one networking meetings. The fast-growing Deal Room Events, which is among the top 100 start-ups in Finland, has spread widely in northern Europe. Serving with offices in Finland, Canada and Turkey, the brand also provides active servicesin North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.Working on International marketsDeal Room already operates in 5 continents. With the new investments and the impact of the new campaign, the company aims to continue expanding its global footprint. It keeps on recruiting talents from all around the world including marketing, sales, human resources, and IT.
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The all-in-one solution for online networking events
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Schuman Associates is a leading public affairs and public sector funding business advisory firm in Brussels. With over 30 years’ experience, our reputation is built on our clients’ success and ; Our expertise is in impacting policy, unlocking funds and winning business for our clients. By understanding our client’s needs, we propose solutions to effectively engage with the dynamic EU and multilateral donor funding business environment. We offer end-to-end services, from intelligence gathering and analysis to policy engagement, project management and bid writing.
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ECGI is a global research network and international scientific non-profit association providing a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators, and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance and stewardship issues. It is a membership organisation open to all those with an interest in corporate governance and stewardship. Its 327* appointed research members publish their work on corporate governance in the ECGI Working Paper Series, a trusted source of global research used by practitioners and academics worldwide. *as at 24 May 2021.
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We empower the most ambitious startup ecosystems to solve the biggest challenges of our times. The future tech ecosystem is transnational, driven by entrepreneurs, considerate of externalities and synergetic between all parts of society.
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PRLab is the only international PR company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, operating globally and specializing in PR consultancy services for tech startups and scale-ups.Whether you’re looking to increase your brand awareness, generate more leads, become a thought leader or secure funding through PR, PRLab is the PR company you are looking for. We are a dedicated team of PR specialists and are experts on international public relations and global communications management.As a global PR agency, we have a proven track record of results all around the world in the fields of tech, innovation, and sustainability.
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European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in We are a Brussels-based business federation which currently counts 27 European associations among its members, with more than million enterprises, employing over 20 million people. It maintains relationships with 15 partner associations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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FundingBox is the go-to platform for innovators in the quest for funding and investors and corporates hunting for the next unicorn. FundingBox supports entrepreneurs at every stage of their growth journey with adapted public and private funding opportunities. Besides, FundingBox helps corporates and VCs to find the perfect start-up and scale-up match so that they can boost their innovation processes and maximise their return on investment. And because it is not only about the amount of money but also how it is invested that makes a difference, the deep tech communities in the FundingBox platform gather over 30,000 funding stakeholders willing to shape the destiny of others in a brighter way by sharing experiences and thus triggering exponential ; More information at:
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The Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, which is housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University in the United States.
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The Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) is a non-for-profit, independent research foundation working, since 2015, on science-based climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, with an international interdisciplinary team of experts generating and disseminating scientific knowledge.
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Acavent is a worldwide organizer of scientific conferences, workshops, and exhibitions. Our international company headquarters is based in Vilnius, Lithuania and we already have 10 years of experience in the events industry. Acavent specifies in creating an academic environment for those who seek new ideas, new achievements, high skilled academic people, and colleagues all over the world.
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TCBL is a community of like-minded individuals, labs and companies who are working together on the many elements that will contribute to creating a more circular and sustainable European Fashion, Textile & Clothing sector.TCBL Association is the non-profit that carries forth the Horizon 2020 TCBL Project that ended in 2019.
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Amistat Group is a leading business-to-business conference organizer. At Amistat Group, we are passionate about organizing industry-tailored conferences covering an enormously wide range of topics. Our innovation, creativity, and professionalism provide unique and world-class experiences for our highly valued clients. Working across a range of sectors including Automotive, Machinery, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Finance and Security featuring hand-selected heads of industries as speakers from leading organizations. At Amistat Group, we provide our delegates with the tools, knowledge, and experiences to overcome the demands affecting their sectors. We endeavor to build an informative networking environment that welcomes the challenges of the ever-changing world around us to evolve and succeed. We are competent in connecting end users with solution providers to generate new business and make valuable connections while confronting significant industry issues in a professional environment through our carefully constructed topic-focused agendas. 
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Sicindustria business association has over seventy years of activity and a key role in the island’s economic growth. Sicindustria, in seven of the nine provinces, is the branch of Confindustria (Italy’s main business association, representing manufacturing and service companies, with over 150 thousand member companies of all sizes), and the beating heart of the enterprise in the region. A heart made of development, skills and growth. It is the largest Territorial Association of the Federation, with operational and representative offi ces in the provinces of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa and Sicily, it represents over 1,500 associated companies for a total of 55,000 employees. Sicindustria guarantees the centrality of the company as a driving force for economic, social and civil development. Through this open approach, it provides increasingly diversified, efficient and modern services: from training to internationalization, from assistance in accessing credit to aid in obtaining European funds for development. Since 2008, Sicindustria is a partner of Enterprise Europe Network. The Network, launched by the European Commission, is the world’s biggest network in support of business innovation, research and internationalisation. It is present in over sixty countries, with more than 600 organisations.
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The World Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering is an open science research organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of science, technology and engineering.STECONF is a global platform that brings together scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the challenges in various fields of Science, Technology, and Engineering. Our events cover both theoretical and experimental aspects in the fields of permanent interest.STECONF allows anyone to attend events that fuel their passions and enrich their lives. Our reach extends to every corner of the globe, fostering networking opportunities that strengthen knowledge transfer within and across countries and academic communities.We support the professional growth of our members by providing opportunities for professional networking, life‐long learning, and career development. A wide range of activities keeps STECONF moving including organizing conferences, reviewing academic papers, and publishing conference proceedings, to name a few.
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How Dependent Is Germany on Raw Material Imports? An Analysis of Inputs to Produce Key Technologies
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Innovation ecosystems and start-ups in the Mediterranean as a ...
Policy Paper
August 31, 2021
businessmed-umce.org
Innovation ecosystems and start-ups in the Mediterranean as a means of recovering from the COVID-19 crisis
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Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Deep and Compr...
Publication
October 10, 2022
ceps.eu
Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and its Member States and Georgia
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Mining a rich seam of creativity: how the minerals sector is c...
Press Release
September 12, 2022
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The minerals industry in Europe supports thousands of jobs and livelihoods, and attention is turning to how to balance its energy requirements with its climate responsibilities to make the sector more sustainable
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Social enterprise finance and social economy action plan - The Swedish case of Mikrofonden
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Goodyear Innovation Center Luxembourg
24 Nov 2022
FEDIL - The Voice of...
Le Prix de l’Innovation dans la catégorie « PROCESS » est attribué à l’entreprise Goodyear Innovation Center Luxembourg pour son projet "Ultra-High Performance (UHP) product development optimization process"
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Discussion Panel - Stakeholders' Engagement - Plunging into the Lion's Den?
2 Nov 2022
amfori
Watch the presentation and Q&A and learn how amfori helps companies understand the requirements of Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence legislation. Discussion Panel led by Franzis Wimmer, the amfori Stakeholder Engagement Advisor from amfori and Hanna Helgesdotter from Systembolaget.
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trade R.Howitt - Sharing is Caring - the New Frontier of Sustainability Reporting
R.Howitt - Sharing is Caring - the New Frontier of Sustainability Reporting
2 Nov 2022
amfori
R.Howitt - Sharing is Caring - the New Frontier of Sustainability Reporting
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sme The Sublease Market in Russia in 2022
The Sublease Market in Russia in 2022
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sme How to Draft Sales Contracts When Exporting to China
How to Draft Sales Contracts When Exporting to China
30 Nov 2022
EU SME Centre
ARE YOU READY FOR CHINA? TAKE THE SHORT QUIZ AND FIND THE ANSWER! (https://sdt.eusmecentre.org.cn/) The EU SME Centre's online Self-diagnosis Tool (SDT) will allow you to gauge your readiness in developing your business strategy in China. It will enable you to assess whether you are heading in the right direction, and provide further guidance and support through a tailor-made list of good practices, additional readings, case studies and FAQs. Contact us: If you have any follow-up questions regarding the topic, please send an email to [email protected] or ASK-THE-EXPERT https://www.eusmecentre.org.cn/expert​​​. Disclaimer: The EU SME Centre is a project funded by the European Union. This recording was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content are the sole responsibility of EU SME Centre and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union. Chapters 00:00 - 00:50 Introduction 00:50 - 03:32 EU SME Centre services 03:50 - 06:12 How solid contracts help prevent business disputes in China 06:12 - 08:10 China-Italy Chamber of Commerce introduction 08:10 - 12:01 Expert Speaker: Daniel de Prado Escudero, HFG Law & IP 12:01 - 17:38 Approaching China 17:38 - 23:50 Pre-contract stage: how to check the legal status of your business partner 23:50 - 27:09 Negotiating a contract with a Chinese company 27:09 - 32:00 Make it valid: Chinese contractual practice 32:00 - 49:08 Important contract provisions 49:08 - 51:10 Choice-of-forum clause: litigation in China 51:10 - 59:42 What to do when things go wrong 59:42 - 01:11:45 Q&A session
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EEN at the Web Summit 2022: Interview with C2C NewCap
3 Nov 2022
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network attended the Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon to showcase the impact of its business support services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Four innovative companies benefiting from the Network’s expert advice and tailored support joined a global community of over 25,000 start-ups to exchange ideas and knowledge about emerging and disruptive trends in tech. With the help of the Enterprise Europe Network, C2C NewCap is revolutionising the production of sustainable supercapacitators that use energy efficiently. #EENCanHelp
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industry CBE JU traineeship 2023- Programme Unit
CBE JU traineeship 2023- Programme Unit
7 Nov 2022
CBE JU
Are you looking for an opportunity to start your career in the bioeconomy sector, helping to build a more sustainable future? Sara Christina Martinez shares her experience living and working in Brussels as our Programme Unit trainee.
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Finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2022
6 Dec 2022
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Meet the finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2022.
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10 Nov 2022
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Intervista-doppia Presidente Piccola Industria Giovanni Baroni & gli studenti del Liceo Vivona
14 Nov 2022
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Intervista-doppia Presidente Piccola Industria Giovanni Baroni & gli studenti del Liceo Vivona #PMIDAY2022
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Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ Lecture 2022 - Luc Soete
25 Nov 2022
Promoting Enterprise
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EEN at the Web Summit 2022: Interview with R3GIS
3 Nov 2022
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network attended the Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon to showcase the impact of its business support services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Four innovative companies benefiting from the Network’s expert advice and tailored support joined a global community of over 25,000 start-ups to exchange ideas and knowledge about emerging and disruptive trends in tech. With the help of the Enterprise Europe Network, R3GIS develops web mapping and mobile applications for the smart cities of the future.
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trade The EU Ecolabel: what benefits for retailers?
The EU Ecolabel: what benefits for retailers?
23 Nov 2022
EuroCommerce
This year, the EU Ecolabel is turning 30. This EU-wide voluntary label promotes products of environmental excellence, based on reliable and scientific information. Since then, it has become the best-known ecolabel by consumers in many EU countries.The number of EU Ecolabel products and licences keeps growing. As of September 2022, there were over 87,000 EU Ecolabel goods and services on the EU market. This represents an encouraging 31% increase since last March. However, in many supermarkets, shops and e-commerce platforms across Europe, the EU Ecolabel (and equivalent national ecolabels) is still outnumbered by unverified commercial green claims.So how can retailers keep widening the EU Ecolabel offer? What’s in it for them?Join our webinar to understand what retailers can get out of the label!In a nutshell, as explained in our new joint publication:- Provide consumers with trusted sustainable products- Play your part in shaping more sustainable consumption habits- Be one step ahead of future advertising rules- Certify your green offer- Make the reporting on your sustainability efforts easy
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ICC Conference and Mayors Forum - Day 2
2 Dec 2022
EU Innovation Counci...
The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) Conference took place in Barcelona as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress, on 15-16 November. With an overarching focus on the transition towards a green, digital and resilient economy, the conference brought together participating ICC cities and experts and took stock of the progress made during the ICC initiative, showcased achievements and towards the green and digital transition and reassess priorities ahead in the light of the big urban challenges. Sessions included in this recording: 09:30-09:40 Introduction - Meabh McMahon, Moderator 09:40-09:50 Welcome by Valentina Superti, Director – Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission 09:50-10:10 The twin transition at city-level - Keynote speech - Francesca Bria, President, Chairwoman of the Italian National Innovation Fund, CDP Venture Capital SGR 10:10-10:20 Achievements of ICC Cities - Nikos Maroulis, ICC Project Director, Technopolis Group Belgium 10:20-11:30 Session on Green economy and local green deals • Introduction on the topic of Local Green Deals in the context of ICC: Dana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity, DG GROW, DG GROW, European Commission City speakers: • Tim Guily, Smart City Advisor, City of Leuven• Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Metropolitan Region • Remus Balan, Cross Alp Med project, Var Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12:00-13:00Session on Digital transition and/or Digital Economy City speakers: • Paula Boet Serrano, City of Barcelona • Nicole La Iacona & Mieke Van Cauwenberghe, City of Mechelen • Alice Xu, Project Manager, City of Toronto • Velko Velkov, Sofia Municipality, Digitalisation, Innovation and Investment Unit, City of Sofia 14:30-15:30 Session on Proximity Economy and the role of local businesses Speakers: • Proximity and social economy: Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy officer, Social Economy, DG GROW, European Commission • Construction: Ilektra Papadaki, Team Leader, Construction, DG GROW, European Commission • Agri-food: Blaga Popova, Policy officer, Food, Retail, Health, DG GROW, European Commission • Tourism: Elfa Kere, Policy officer, Tourism, DG GROW, European Commission City speakers: • Daniel Freitas, Head of Carbon Neutrality, City of Porto (Reducing, recycling, and circulating organic waste) • Kari Granfors, Project Manager, City of Pori16:00-17:00Next steps of the ICC Journey, co-creation with ICC cities Chaired by DG GROW: • Dana Eleftheriadou & Natalia Gkiaouri, DG GROW, European Commission • Igor Kalinic, EISMEA, European Commission 17.00-17.20 Closing Keynote: Michela Magas, Industry Commons, Member of the NEB high level roundtable 17:20-17:25 Closing Conclusions: Igor Kalinic and Dana Eleftheriadou
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COP27: European business expectations
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BusinessEurope
Our Adviser for Climate Policy Steffen Engling will be at the COP27 later this week. Watch him talk about our side events and the position of the European business community.
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amfori Annual Event 2023 - Responsible Trade, Sustainable Supply Chains - After Movie
30 Nov 2022
amfori
The amfori annual event brings together international businesses, stakeholders, policy-makers and sustainability practitioners to collaborate and exchange views on responsible trade and sustainable supply chains. The theme of this year’s two-day event is “Collaborating for Impact in the Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) Ecosystem.” The event will take place in Brussels (Belgium), Thon Hotel EU (Rue de la Loi 75) on 19 and 20 October 2022. In a context where due diligence is high on the EU policy agenda, amfori will provide space for participants to learn, interact, network, and share expectations and best practices in managing responsible trade and sustainable supply chains.
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Finalists of the European Innovation Procurement Awards 2022
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sme Impacts of China's 20th National Party Congress on SMEs
Impacts of China's 20th National Party Congress on SMEs
8 Nov 2022
EU SME Centre
What are the perspectives for European small business in China in light of the recent National Party Congress? Alessandro Zadro from the Italy-China Council Foundation and Jacob Gunter from MERICS weigh in on the latest developments of China's leadership and key messages for businesses. Chapters 00:00 Introduction to the webinar 01:02 Italy-China Council Foundation introduction from Marco Bettin 06:53 Agenda and speakers 07:20 Introduction to the EU SME Centre’s activities and services 09:07 China, Perspectives on 2023 after the Congress 09:57 Chinese Communist Party’s structure and roles 13:58 CCP core leadership after the Congress: the Standing Committee 19:08 China’s leadership current keywords: security, rejuvenation, common prosperity, dual circulation 24:11 China’s growth, exports, and consumption levels 30:08 What the Party Congress means for European SMEs 47:57 Is there any foreseeable change to China’s zero-Covid policy? 51:23 How to secure a sustainable position in the Chinese market? 55:18 The current investment climate in China 01:03:59 Advice for the coming year ARE YOU READY FOR CHINA? TAKE THE SHORT QUIZ AND FIND THE ANSWER! (https://sdt.eusmecentre.org.cn/) The EU SME Centre's online Self-diagnosis Tool (SDT) will allow you to gauge your readiness in developing your business strategy in China. It will enable you to assess whether you are heading in the right direction, and provide further guidance and support through a tailor-made list of good practices, additional readings, case studies and FAQs. Contact us: If you have any follow-up questions regarding the topic, please send an email to [email protected] or ASK-THE-EXPERT https://www.eusmecentre.org.cn/expert​​​. Disclaimer: The EU SME Centre is a project funded by the European Union. This recording was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content are the sole responsibility of EU SME Centre and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
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Valoración del paro noviembre 2022 - CEOE
2 Dec 2022
CEOETV
Rosa Santos, Directora de Empleo, Diversidad y Protección Social de CEOE valora los datos del paro del mes de noviembre. ℹ️ Consulta aquí toda la información: https://www.ceoe.es/es/ceoe-news/laboral/ceoe-destaca-la-mayor-resiliencia-del-mercado-laboral-pero-advierte-del-menor
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industry CBE JU celebration event full sessions
CBE JU celebration event full sessions
29 Nov 2022
CBE JU
The circular bio-based community celebrated the full establishment of the CBE JU at an event outlining the successes of the previous partnership and the challenges and opportunities ahead. One year on from the official launch of CBE JU, industrial leaders shared their vision with national and European Commission representatives on the challenging, yet promising, future of the sector.
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How to use SME Assembly Conference App
28 Nov 2022
Promoting Enterprise
Register to follow us online: https://bit.ly/3UO7l65
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SME Assembly 2022 - European Enterprise Promotion Awards Highlights
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Promoting Enterprise
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IP Management in EU funded projects with a special focus on Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions
16 Nov 2022
European IP Helpdesk
This webinar provides a general overview of specific intellectual property issues within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, such as MSCA Grant and Consortium Agreements or relevant questions when writing MSCA proposals.
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sme Get to Know Your Partner in China
Get to Know Your Partner in China
6 Dec 2022
EU SME Centre
How can you conduct due diligence remotely on prospective partners, buyers, and distributors? Our business advisor shares his tips and lists common red flags. 00:00 - 04:03 Introduction: Gwenn Sonck, EU-China Business Association 04:03 - 08:53 The EU SME Centre services, Davide Orlandi, EU Partnerships Coordinator 08:53 - 11:00 Getting to know your partner in China 11:00 - 19:05 Why background checks matter: examples of business deals gone wrong 19:05 - 31:27 Common red flags 31:27 - 40:00 How to protect your business against scams 40:00 - 40:52 Useful resources 40:52 - 42:00 What to do if you realise that your partner's company chop is not valid 42:00 - 43:29 Are digital contracts valid? 43:29 - 45:30 Can two companies have the same name in China? 45:30 - 46:48 Is my business protected if I hold a scan of the original contract? 46:48 - 49:24 Can purchase orders replace contracts? 49:24 - 52:00 What information can you ask traders to provide? 52:00 - 57:41 Resolving disputes: tips on court selection ARE YOU READY FOR CHINA? TAKE THE SHORT QUIZ AND FIND THE ANSWER! (https://sdt.eusmecentre.org.cn/) The EU SME Centre's online Self-diagnosis Tool (SDT) will allow you to gauge your readiness in developing your business strategy in China. It will enable you to assess whether you are heading in the right direction, and provide further guidance and support through a tailor-made list of good practices, additional readings, case studies and FAQs. Contact us: If you have any follow-up questions regarding the topic, please send an email to [email protected] or ASK-THE-EXPERT https://www.eusmecentre.org.cn/expert​​​. Disclaimer: The EU SME Centre is a project funded by the European Union. This recording was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content are the sole responsibility of EU SME Centre and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
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industry Noviembre Electoral en EE.UU: Perspectivas de las Midterm Elections
Noviembre Electoral en EE.UU: Perspectivas de las Midterm Elections
16 Nov 2022
CEOETV
CEOE y AmChamSpain organizaron el pasado 2 de noviembre un encuentro para debatir sobre las elecciones midterm de los Estados Unidos. La jornada fue inaugurada por presidente de la CEOE, D. Antonio Garamendi, y el presidente de AmChamSpain, D. Jaime Malet. El encuentro contó con un magnífico plantel de ponentes que debatieron sobre los posibles escenarios políticos, en una mesa moderada por el presidente del Real Instituto Elcano, José Juan Ruiz.
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trade Building digital ecosystems with BeCentral | Around town
Building digital ecosystems with BeCentral | Around town
29 Nov 2022
AmCham EU
European digital competitiveness requires governments and tech entrepreneurs work hand in hand. This was a key message from our trip to the heart of Brussels to speak with Laurent Hublet, Co-Founder and Managing Director, BeCentral. As the head of an incubator and digital skills training facility, Hublet stressed the importance of building a diverse, multifaceted digital ecosystem in Europe that benefits all citizens. In our period of uncertainty, Hublet counselled unity – between the public and private sectors, and the EU and the US. Read more: https://www.amchameu.eu/node/14852
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sme Finalists of the European Capital of Innovation Awards 22
Finalists of the European Capital of Innovation Awards 22
6 Dec 2022
EU Innovation Counci...
Meet the finalists of the European Capital of Innovation Awards 22.
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trade amfori & PST Webinar: “Reporting Obligations under the German Supply Chain Act”
amfori & PST Webinar: “Reporting Obligations under the German Supply Chain Act”
5 Dec 2022
amfori
In June 2021, the German Bundestag approved the German Supply Chain Act, which requires companies to observe human rights and certain environmental due diligence obligations in their supply chains. It will apply from 1 January 2023 for companies with at least 3,000 employees and from 1 January 2024 for companies with at least 1,000 employees. In October 2022, the BAFA (The Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control) published the long-anticipated catalogue of questions for reporting on the German Supply Chain Act. The document allows companies to check how they can fully comply with their reporting obligation. Co-hosted by amfori and the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST), this webinar provides an overview of the obligations under the German Supply Chain Act. The German Governments’ Helpdesk on Business and Human Rights will briefly introduce the BAFA’s catalogue of questions and how companies can fulfil their reporting obligation under the law. The participants will then be invited to ask any questions that they may have about the reporting obligation under the German Supply Chain Act. amfori and the PST will further highlight how their tools can help companies in meeting their due diligence obligations.
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industry SolarCleano S. à r.l.
SolarCleano S. à r.l.
24 Nov 2022
FEDIL - The Voice of...
Le Prix de l’Innovation dans la catégorie « PRODUCT » est attribué à l’entreprise SolarCleano S. à r.l. pour son projet "Solar panel cleaning robot - SolarCleano B1"
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trade From Strategy to Digital Roadmap: Find the right solutions
From Strategy to Digital Roadmap: Find the right solutions
1 Dec 2022
European Microfinanc...
SIFTA Webinar
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trade Harnessing the power of data
Harnessing the power of data
23 Nov 2022
AmCham EU
A dynamic and data-driven economy is key for the digital transition and necessary for the future of the European economy. Jeremy Rollison (Microsoft), Issue Lead, Data Act, AmCham EU, explains how together we can build the best Data Act. Read more in our position here: http://amchameu.eu/position-papers/data-act-0
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trade SME Assembly Day 1
SME Assembly Day 1
29 Nov 2022
Promoting Enterprise
SME Assembly Day 1
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trade Discussion Panel - Reaching Net Zero Unlocking Scope 3 Challenge
Discussion Panel - Reaching Net Zero Unlocking Scope 3 Challenge
2 Nov 2022
amfori
Watch our panel discussion on how to transition effectively to Net Zero and discover what you need in terms of collaboration, the required actors and the types of conditions that best assist a company.
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trade EEPA Trophy
EEPA Trophy
25 Nov 2022
Promoting Enterprise
EEPA Trophy
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trade Orgalim General Assembly 2022 Zurich
Orgalim General Assembly 2022 Zurich
21 Nov 2022
Orgalim
Read more about Orgalim General Assembly in Zurich: https://bit.ly/3TVNAs2 https://bit.ly/3UWINHZ
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trade From Strategy to Digital Roadmap: Find the right problems
From Strategy to Digital Roadmap: Find the right problems
29 Nov 2022
European Microfinanc...
SIFTA Webinar
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trade COP27: taking stock after a week of negotiations
COP27: taking stock after a week of negotiations
15 Nov 2022
BusinessEurope
While some progress has been achieved at the COP27, it is far from being sufficient. Watch our President Fredrik Persson talk about what 🇪🇺 business expect from the negotiations.
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sme ICC Conference and Mayors Forum - Day 1
ICC Conference and Mayors Forum - Day 1
30 Nov 2022
EU Innovation Counci...
The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) Mayors Forum gathered Mayors, high-level political representatives and City Leaders, in Barcelona as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress, on 15-16 November. The first day of this event aimed to refocus the political direction and assess the progress of the cities' Local Green Deals, as integrated, multi-level, cross-disciplinary action plans to orchestrate the green and digital transition. Mayors shared ideas on how to bring the cities' vision into tangible action. Sessions included in this recording: 14:00-14:10 Introduction - Meabh McMahon, Moderator 14:10-14:30 Welcome Speakers: • Valentina Superti, Director, Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission • Laia Bonet, Vice Mayor, Barcelona14:30-14:50 Keynote speech - Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable City Lab 14:50-15:20 Intelligent Cities Challenge: Interactive Fireside Chats on Local Green Deals Visions and Actions Speakers: • Marja Ruigrok, Vice-Mayor, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, City of Haarlemmermeer • Alexander Vandersmissen, Mayor, City of Mechelen • Filipe Araújo, vice mayor, Porto • Grigoris Konstantellos, Mayor, Vari Voula Vouliagmeni • Ivica Puljak, Mayor, City of Split 17:00-17:10 Achievements of ICC cities - Nikos Maroulis, ICC Project Director, Technopolis Group Belgium 17:10-17:15 Conclusions - Valentina Superti, Director – Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission
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sme EEN at the Web Summit 2022: Interview with Koala Tech
EEN at the Web Summit 2022: Interview with Koala Tech
3 Nov 2022
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network attended the Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon to showcase the impact of its business support services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Four innovative companies benefiting from the Network’s expert advice and tailored support joined a global community of over 25,000 start-ups to exchange ideas and knowledge about emerging and disruptive trends in tech. With the help of the Enterprise Europe Network, Koala Tech creates radio frequency transmitters to improve the energy efficiency and security of wireless communications systems. #EENCanHelp
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sme ICC at COP27: Making Climate Action Everyone's Business
ICC at COP27: Making Climate Action Everyone's Business
24 Nov 2022
International Chambe...
#COP27 that's a wrap. Thank you to all our speakers, participants and sponsors who contributed to the success of our first ever ICC Blue Zone pavilion. In addition to our in-person and virtual presence, we also brought to the table key policy publications: 🗞️ A Sustainable #tradefinance Framework ✅ New guidance on carbon pricing 📃 White paper on how competition policy acts as a barrier to #climateaction 📓 Joint report with Sage and Oxford Economics on the #climate impact of #SMEs In case you missed it, check them out here: https://bit.ly/3Od1jct Connect with us: https://twitter.com/iccwbo
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industry Valoración del paro octubre 2022 - CEOE
Valoración del paro octubre 2022 - CEOE
3 Nov 2022
CEOETV
Rosa Santos, Directora de Empleo, Diversidad y Protección Social de CEOE valora los datos del paro del mes de abril. ℹ️ Consulta aquí toda la información: https://www.ceoe.es/es/ceoe-news/laboral/ceoe-destaca-el-crecimiento-de-la-afiliacion-pese-la-incertidumbre-economica
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trade Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ Lecture 2022 - Luc Soete interview
Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ Lecture 2022 - Luc Soete interview
25 Nov 2022
Promoting Enterprise
Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ Lecture 2022 - Luc Soete interview
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trade Evaluating Responsibilities Across the Value Chain: AI Act and its Consequences for European SMEs
Evaluating Responsibilities Across the Value Chain: AI Act and its Consequences for European SMEs
16 Nov 2022
SME Europe
With innovation as its main driving force, the digital landscape, especially in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field, is one of constant change. However exciting, this is a challenge for policy-makers to navigate while trying to capture it and create future-proof legislation. In the case of AI, from data collection and preparation, to model training and testing, to deployment, responsibilities across the value chain are currently not really covering the realities of the digital market. Compliance with existing and overlapping regulation like GDPR and ethical standards must be ensured at all critical touch-points. In its current form, the AI Act is too simplistic as tries to come up with a “one-size-fits-it-all” solution. Reality is often more complex; it raises more questions. What happens when there are more than one provider? Would a joint providership, similar to the GDPR, be more effective? And more about General Purpose AI: how should it be addressed? What obligations should upstream provider fulfil?
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industry Celebrating CBE JU and the future outlook of the European bioeconomy
Celebrating CBE JU and the future outlook of the European bioeconomy
28 Nov 2022
CBE JU
On September 2022, the bio-based community met to celebrate the first year of CBE JU, the successes achieved and the challenges to be faced on the road to a circular, sustainable and competitive Europe.
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trade U.Weigl - The Role of Policy Makers: How to Collaborate with Trading Partners to Implement HREDD
U.Weigl - The Role of Policy Makers: How to Collaborate with Trading Partners to Implement HREDD
2 Nov 2022
amfori
It is crucial to continuously improve sustainable development in trading partner countries and worldwide. In this session, Ulrich Weigl shows us how collaboration with trading partners is likely to produce better results than the trading partner acting alone.
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industry Smart Working Roadmap. Imprese, competitività e benessere nella nuova era
Smart Working Roadmap. Imprese, competitività e benessere nella nuova era
30 Nov 2022
Confindustria
Lo Smart Working è un fenomeno che dalla pandemia ha mostrato tutte le sue potenzialità, ma anche punti da attenzionare per la sua corretta ed efficace applicazione. Sul tema - interessante e divisivo - Confindustria ha avviato uno studio nell’ambito di un più ampio approfondimento sulle dinamiche del lavoro: l'Indagine Confindustria sul lavoro, alla 18esima edizione. L'evento è stato l'occasione per presentare i risultati dell’analisi 2022, e ha consentito un momento di riflessione comune anche grazie ad un aggiornamento sul quadro normativo.
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trade Discussion Panel - Power-up your Sustainable Business Through Data Insights
Discussion Panel - Power-up your Sustainable Business Through Data Insights
2 Nov 2022
amfori
This panel session hosts some inspirational and knowledgeable speakers that will show us how to use data in taking business decisions and why that is the right way forward. It informs and educates you on the potential of using data and to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape. Our expert panel discuss several statements and give you a future proof vision of the role data can play.
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sme ICC Conference and Mayors Forum - Day 1
ICC Conference and Mayors Forum - Day 1
2 Dec 2022
EU Innovation Counci...
The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) Mayors Forum gathered Mayors, high-level political representatives and City Leaders, in Barcelona as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress, on 15-16 November. The first day of this event aimed to refocus the political direction and assess the progress of the cities' Local Green Deals, as integrated, multi-level, cross-disciplinary action plans to orchestrate the green and digital transition. Mayors shared ideas on how to bring the cities' vision into tangible action. Sessions included in this recording: 14:00-14:10 Introduction - Meabh McMahon, Moderator 14:10-14:30 Welcome Speakers: • Valentina Superti, Director, Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission • Laia Bonet, Vice Mayor, Barcelona 14:30-14:50 Keynote speech - Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable City Lab 14:50-15:20 Intelligent Cities Challenge: Interactive Fireside Chats on Local Green Deals Visions and Actions Speakers: • Marja Ruigrok, Vice-Mayor, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, City of Haarlemmermeer • Alexander Vandersmissen, Mayor, City of Mechelen • Filipe Araújo, Vice Mayor, Porto • Grigoris Konstantellos, Mayor, Vari Voula Vouliagmeni • Ivica Puljak, Mayor, City of Split 17:00-17:10 Achievements of ICC cities - Nikos Maroulis, ICC Project Director, Technopolis Group Belgium 17:10-17:15 Conclusions - Valentina Superti, Director – Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission
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sme ICC Live From the COP27 Blue Zone
ICC Live From the COP27 Blue Zone
8 Nov 2022
International Chambe...
Check out our first ever #COP27 pavilion
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sme Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: How to make it work?
Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: How to make it work?
8 Nov 2022
Eurochambres
In this video recorded for the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: How to make it work? event, Eurochambres President Luc Frieden and EuroCommerce President Juan Manuel Morales, talked about the future of Europe’s supply chains in a context of growing political uncertainty and how the EU institutions can guarantee that the proposed framework will not hinder the competitiveness of European businesses.
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industry CEOE da su respaldo mayoritario a Garamendi como presidente para los próximos cuatro años
CEOE da su respaldo mayoritario a Garamendi como presidente para los próximos cuatro años
23 Nov 2022
CEOETV
Antonio Garamendi ha sido reelegido presidente de CEOE para un nuevo mandato de cuatro años por la Asamblea Electoral de la Confederación celebrada hoy en Madrid. ℹ️ Más Información: https://www.ceoe.es/es/ceoe-news/empresa/ceoe-da-su-respaldo-mayoritario-garamendi-como-presidente-para-los-proximos
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trade VoxBox Session on the Mena Region and its Economic Relations With Europe
VoxBox Session on the Mena Region and its Economic Relations With Europe
1 Dec 2022
SME Europe
VoxBox Session on the Mena Region and its Economic Relations With Europe
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trade Empowering women with GIRLEEK | Around town
Empowering women with GIRLEEK | Around town
29 Nov 2022
AmCham EU
Women represent 52% of the European population but only 15% of IT experts – to meet its digital ambitions, Europe needs to maximise this untapped potential. Speaking with Julie Foulon, Founder, GIRLEEK, we learned about the critical role of women in building a dynamic and inclusive digital future in Europe. Foulon noted that GIRLEEK specialises in digital skills training for women at all stages of their digital careers and has helped over 7,000 women in their three years of operation. Read more https://www.amchameu.eu/node/14853
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industry Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
24 Nov 2022
FEDIL - The Voice of...
Le Prix de l’Innovation dans la catégorie « DIGITAL » est attribué à l’entreprise Cargolux Airlines International S.A. pour son projet "Dynamic Pricing and Digital Sales"
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sme Eurochambres Economic Survey (#EES2023) - Luc Frieden
Eurochambres Economic Survey (#EES2023) - Luc Frieden
22 Nov 2022
Eurochambres
The 30th annual Eurochambres Economic Survey showed that businesses confidence is at historic low for 2023. To overcome this, companies need joint, effective & coordinated European actions that will boost competitiveness, as explained by Eurochambres President Luc Frieden
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trade EuroCommerce & Eurochambres Presidents on Due Diligence
EuroCommerce & Eurochambres Presidents on Due Diligence
16 Nov 2022
EuroCommerce
EuroCommerce & Eurochambres Presidents on Due Diligence
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industry #TrabajamosenDigital | Masterclass: Marketing digital para vender más y... mejor
#TrabajamosenDigital | Masterclass: Marketing digital para vender más y... mejor
14 Nov 2022
CEOETV
#TrabajamosenDigital | Masterclass: Marketing digital para vender más y... mejor
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