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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 20-25 November 2017

17 November 2017, 17:34 CET

This week, the Council will adopt conclusions on promoting access to culture via digital means, and try to agree on the European Solidarity Corps; the Commission holds a forum on EU Strategy for the Alpine region, and a public hearing on European corporate bond markets; MEPs discuss a European Citizens' initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate, and are likely to raise the issue of phasing out bonds buying with ECB president Draghi, and vote on on EU-wide rules to protect online shoppers and online TV and radio; and we have the SME assembly, Broadband days 2017 and Invest Week. The week's events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. Events for the week of 20 to 25 November 2017.

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

Council of the EU and European Council, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Political Meetings, Culture, education and youth

Education, Youth, Culture & Sport Council

Brussels

Youth

The Council will try to reach a general approach on the proposal for a regulation on the European Solidarity Corps. This is a new EU initiative aiming to support volunteering and work experience opportunities for young people.

The Council will also adopt conclusions on smart youth work, calling for the creation of tools that young people can use to prevent and manage risks in the digital age.

Education

Ministers will discuss the future of skills and the changing role of vocational education and training.

In addition, the Council will adopt a recommendation on tracking graduates to help understand the causes of graduate employability.

The Council will also adopt conclusions on school development and excellent teaching; a renewed EU agenda for higher education.

Culture

The Council will adopt conclusions on promoting access to culture via digital means. The conclusions focus on audience development for cultural organisations in an ever digital environment.

In addition, ministers will discuss the role of culture in building cohesive societies in Europe, in light of increased migration and mobility flows.

The Council will also have the opportunity to be informed about the review of the directive on audiovisual media services. Sport

Ministers will welcome Thomas Bach, president of the international olympic committee. They will discuss the main challenges facing sport in the 21st century and cooperation between the EU, governments and sport movement.

The Council will adopt conclusions on the role of coaches in society. It will also adopt a resolution on further developing the EU structured dialogue in sport.

Agenda and briefing

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens' rights

2017 Annual colloquium on fundamental rights

Brussels

The 2017 edition of the Annual colloquium on fundamental rights will focus on 'women's rights in turbulent times'. The objective of the annual colloquium is to improve mutual cooperation and greater political engagement for the promotion and protection of key fundamental rights in the EU.

This year's colloquium will bring together key policy-makers in the EU, researchers and journalists, as well as representatives from civil society, businesses and international organisations. They will focus - from a fundamental rights perspective - on the relationship between strong fundamental rights for women, and resilient democratic societies.

More information on the event

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate

Meeting of the Energy and Managing Authorities Network

Brussels

The Energy and Managing Authorities (EMA) Network brings together representatives of national energy authorities with representatives of the Cohesion Policy managing authorities dealing with energy. It aims to help EU countries make the best possible use of Cohesion Policy funding to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart energy infrastructure, as well as energy-related research and innovation.

Cohesion Policy funding amounts to almost € 30 billion for the 2014-2020 period – more than double the amount spent during the 2007-2013 period - thus making an important contribution to the Energy Union.

Meeting twice a year, the network acts as an informal platform to exchange information, share good practices, experiences and latest developments. Working groups will also be convened to work on specific issues, where needed and relevant.

More information on the event

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

European Institute for Gender Equality, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens' rights, Research and innovation

Accelerating ERA development by promotion of gender equality in STEM research

Vilnius, Lithuania

The aim of this event, organised in association with the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), is to advance the goals of creation of a European Research Agency (ERA) process by consolidating the efforts of ERA stakeholders, EU scientific networks and established knowledge from past initiatives for promotion systemic cultural change in research performing and funding organisations. The high-level conference will help better understand the EU policy and accelerate the structural changes promoting gender equality in the Baltic States universities and research centers.

The invited speakers, guests and participants of the conference will represent all ERA stakeholders, starting from highest levels of policymakers from EU institutions, the Baltic Sea Region countries, to EU scientific networks in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields as well as scientists involved in currently active H2020 projects receiving support for implementation of systemic institutional change by promoting gender equality in research performing and funding organisations.

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Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 November

European Commission, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, Research and innovation

Startup Nations Summit

Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU has teamed up with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to show policymakers from more than 60 countries what the digital society experience is all about.

Policy-makers and startups across the globe will have discussions on how new and emerging technologies can promote innovation as well as a few case studies on how some governments have been able to innovate at an elevated pace by providing technological advances and thus giving a helping hand to entrepreneurs.

The Startup Nations Summit is organised by GEN and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, together with the European Commission and other partners.

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Monday 20 November

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

Glyphosate: a European Citizens' initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate, will be discussed with the petitioners at a public hearing. Parliament rejected a ten-year renewal of glyphosate's licence in October and proposed a full ban by 2022. EU member states will vote on a five-year renewal on 27 November.

ECB/Draghi: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will present and debate with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee the Bank's perspective on economic and monetary developments in the Eurozone. MEPs may also raise phasing out bonds buying and other non-standard monetary policy measures and imbalances between national central banks in the euro area.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, Research and innovation

Broadband days 2017

Brussels

Broadband development will be thoroughly scrutinised during a 2-day event, organised by the European Commission, which brings together the most important actors on the broadband deployment and policy making scene.

The European Network Of Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) inform and give advice to citizens and businesses and provide technical support to representatives of local and regional authorities on ways to invest effectively in broadband – and whenever possible in combination with financial instruments. The European Commission has set up the broadband competence offices support facility (BCO-SF) to animate and facilitate exchanges between the members of the BCO network.

The launch event aims to publicly launch the BCO-SF and to promote and facilitate networking among BCOs at national and regional level, as well as among other key stakeholders in the field of Broadband.

As every year, the European Commission will award successful high-capacity network projects across Europe.

More information on the event

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

European Aviation Safety Agency, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Security and defence, Transport and travel

Technical training on cybersecurity in aviation

Brussels

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in collaboration with the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), will host the first technical training on cybersecurity in aviation.

The goal is to provide an overview of the cybersecurity threat landscape for aviation's information infrastructures, an introduction of the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive) and to deliver the first ENISA training on incident handling, customised for the aviation sector. The main goal of the training it to inform aviation IT security experts on the latest cyber-threats, on the handling of cyber-incidents and provide a starting point for the challenges ahead.

The target audiences are airports, air carriers, air traffic control and international organisations interested to train their cybersecurity professionals in incident handling.

More information on the event

Monday 20 - Tuesday 28 November

Other bodies and agencies, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) annual conference 2017

Tallinn, Estonia

The Enterprise Europe (EEN) annual conference is the network's main annual event. This event is usually organised in the country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU during the second half of the year – this year, Estonia. Up to 800 delegates, from partner organisations and other stakeholders, gather every year at this event.

This is the biggest forum for EEN members to meet, learn from each other in order to improve the quality of services and strengthen EEN's structures through networking for the future. This year's event concentrates on Estonia's experience in digital services for businesses and citizens.

More information on the event

Monday 20 - Friday 24 November

Other bodies and agencies, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, taxation and competition

Invest Week

Brussels

After a fantastic first year in 2016, Invest Week is again bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and visionary thinkers for a week of events exploring how investment can deliver a brighter future for Europe.

European Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, will give a keynote speech at Invest Week.

31 organisations will produce events looking at how investment supports growth, with topics ranging from capital markets, innovation and pensions to sustainability.

This year, Invest Week is organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

More information on the event

Tuesday 21 November

European Food Safety Authority, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health, Food, farming and fisheries, Research and innovation

Scientific conference on the use of epidemiological findings in regulatory pesticide risk assessment

Parma, Italy

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is organising a scientific conference with stakeholders to discuss a series of activities it has carried out in the past two years in the area of pesticides. In particular, discussions will focus on EFSA's scientific opinion investigating the experimental toxicological properties of plant protection products having a potential link to Parkinson's disease and childhood leukemia and its draft opinion dealing with the methodological limitations of epidemiological studies – currently under public consultation – which will make recommendations for improving the studies to facilitate their integration into regulatory pesticide risk assessment.

More information on the event

Tuesday 21 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, taxation and competition

Financing home renovation in Europe

Online

This webinar, organised in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, will discuss financing home renovation and its challenges in Europe. The discussion will feature high-level speakers.

The webinar will be of particular interest to banks, investors, building owners, asset managers and local authorities.

This event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU.

More information on the event

Tuesday 21 November

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

Buying online: protection against defective digital goods: the Internal Market and Legal Affairs committees will vote on EU-wide rules to protect online shoppers when digital content, such as downloaded games or music, fails to work properly. These include ways to get money back and guarantee periods.

Online TV and radio: a regulation making it easier to distribute online TV and radio programmes across the EU is up for a vote in the Legal Affairs Committee. Copyright problems can currently prevent the cross-border supply of online TV and radio programmes.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 November

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health, Employment and social rights

Healthy Workplaces Summit 2017: 'Healthy workplaces for all ages'

Bilbao, Spain

The event will bring together leading European experts and decision-makers to discuss the results of the two-year campaign, exchange good practice and explore future strategies for promoting sustainable workplaces in European enterprises, through plenary and smaller parallel sessions and discussion.

More information on the event

Tuesday 21 November

European Institute for Gender Equality, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens' rights

Gender Equality Awareness Raising (GEAR) against Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Empowering new generations to build healthy intimate relationships

Brussels

The European Anti-Violence Network and 'The Smile of the Child', supported by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), would like to invite you to this event which will take place at the European Parliament. The event will be hosted by MEP Francesc Gambús.

More information on the event

Tuesday 21 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health, Employment and social rights

Sustainable healthcare/Fit for Work EU forum

European Parliament, Brussels

The overall aim of the event is to launch the Early Intervention Toolkit which is the result of the pioneering initiative of the Early Intervention Clinic in Madrid.

This initiative not only demonstrated remarkable impact on patients (with temporary work disability falling by 39%) but also a significant return on investment (11 euro for every 1 euro invested).

Building on this concrete good practice, the European Steering Group (ESG) for Sustainable Healthcare, the Work Foundation, with the Fit for Work Global Alliance and partners, will launch the toolkit to enable wider dissemination and scaling-up across the Europe Union and beyond.

As one of the flagship initiatives of sustainable healthcare, Fit for Work has been endorsed by 10 EU Presidencies since 2009 (Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovakia). This year's event is organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Transport and travel

Smart mobility 2020: innovative and sustainable urban transport in Europe

Tallinn, Estonia

During this Estonian Presidency conference, the intention is to hold a strategic debate with high-level mobility and smart city stakeholders from within the EU, particularly the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region, including decision makers from the EU institutions and national and local governments.

Around 100 delegates will discuss the state of urban mobility in Europe, but also focus on key issues affecting the sector including infrastructure financing, new intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and data-drive technologies, green mobility and urban services, new mobility business models, and EU policies towards more mobility-centered urban initiatives.

The event will also serve as a discussion and knowledge platform between transport, infrastructure and urban development stakeholders and policymakers, on how best to support low-carbon and innovation-driven mobility and urban projects, policies and strategies in CEE-region EU Member States and further afield.

More information on the event

Wednesday 22 November

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, taxation and competition, Employment and social rights

7th EIOPA annual conference

Frankfurt, Germany

At the 7th annual conference of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), top speakers will offer in-depth analyses to over 350 participants from the financial services industry, EU institutions as well as consumer representatives, consultants, academics, journalists and, representatives from national supervisory and governmental authorities.

This year, besides keynote speeches, the conference will include the following 3 sessions:

  • Supervisory convergence: Looking back to look ahead
  • How can the Pan-European Personal Pension product (PEPP) work best for European citizens?
  • How can regulation enable innovation?

Also this year's annual conference will be a unique opportunity for high-level contributions and exchange of views on recent regulatory and supervisory developments and related challenges in the (re)insurance and pensions sectors as well as for interesting and lively discussions.

More information on the event

Wednesday 22 November

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

Renewed partnership with Africa: to discuss new responses to the challenges facing Africa and ways to deepen the EU-Africa partnership, Parliament will host a high-level conference of African and European leaders. Private sector and civic society delegates will include 2014 Sakharov Prize Laureate Dr Denis Mukwege. A press conference with EP President Antonio Tajani and other leaders is scheduled for 15:30.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Research and innovation

Plant phenotyping workshop: integrating European plan phenotyping community

Tartu, Estonia

The need to characterise plant phenotype is essential to understanding the fundamental processes that determine the structure and function of plants, particularly in times of climate change.

Plant phenotyping – a quantitative analysis of the structure and function of plants – has become a major bottleneck, and quantitative information on genotype-environment relations is essential for addressing future challenges, such as food security, while at the same time reducing a major driver for migration movements.

Beyond fostering scientific progress, plant phenotyping requires a community effort. In this context, EPPN2020 (an EU funded project) provides access to essential plant phenotyping facilities in Europe while EMPHASIS, a project listed by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), aims at the development of sustainable, long-term, pan-European infrastructure for plant phenotyping.

This workshop is organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

More information on the event

Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 November

European Aviation Safety Agency, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Transport and travel

Product certification & design organisation approval (DOA) workshop and plenary session

Cologne, Germany

The objective is to provide industry representatives and authorities staff involved in the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) DOA with an update on DOA working methods and related product certification topics, and with an overview of ongoing rulemaking activities.

The event will be webstreamed.

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Wednesday 22 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business

SME envoys' meeting

Tallinn, Estonia

The SME ambassadors are high-level officials from national administrations who are responsible for designing business policy. The SME ambassadors represent the interests of SMEs, basing policy-making on the 'think small first' principle.

They also exchange good practices and participate in shaping the entrepreneurship policies of the EU.

At the meetings, SME envoys will address important SME issues and make proposals for policy launches. In addition, they monitor the implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe.

More information on the event

Wednesday 22 November

European Commission, European Committee of the Regions, Events/Conf/Fairs, Economy and the euro, EU regional and urban development

Workshop on simplification of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC)

Brussels

Following on from the simplification workshops hosted by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in cooperation with the Dutch and Slovak Presidencies in 2016, this event builds on the work of the European Commission's REFIT platform on the simplification of European structural and investment funds (ESIF) in the context of cross-border cooperation.

Organised in cooperation with the European Commission, Interract Programme and regional policy specialists 'Europa Decentraal', the workshop will address priorities for simplification of ETC from both the managing authorities' and the project manager's perspective, as well as the perspective from the European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTCs). It will take stock of experience to date in the context of the current legislative framework and identify possible solutions to challenges encountered which could be considered by the Commission in the preparation of the legislative proposals on the post-2020 ESIF framework.

More information on the event

Wednesday 22 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business

SME assembly

Tallinn, Estonia

The Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) assembly is the annual highlight for policy-makers in the EU. In 2017, the event will be held in Tallinn during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Estonia's interest is to show itself as a favourable environment for SMEs, mostly thanks to a good digital infrastructure. It is also a chance to showcase Estonia's startup entrepreneurship and innovation.

The highlight of the assembly is the ceremony of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA). The Small Business Act performance review will be published during the assembly, including country factsheets. A meeting of the SME envoys will be held as a part of the assembly, chaired by the European SME Envoy, Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska. The three-day programme will consist of numerous plenary sessions and workshops, covering themes from funding to digital solutions and startups.

More information on the event

Thursday 23 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, Consumer affairs and public health, Transport and travel

Conference on smart, innovative & sustainable urban mobility

Brussels

The European Commission (DG REGIO and DG MOVE) is organising an event bringing together cities to exchange knowledge and experiences in smart, innovative & sustainable urban mobility.

3 key questions addressed by the conference:

  • What are the main investment opportunities in smart, innovative and sustainable city mobility?
  • What are barriers to invest in (new) urban mobility solutions (services, cleaner vehicles) that cities and suppliers experience?
  • How could connecting cities from different groups – like the European innovation partnership for smart cities (the urban mobility cluster), transport innovators and cities investing structural funds on urban mobility challenges - overcome these barriers?

More information on the event

Thursday 23 November

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

Export controls on dual-use goods: the International Trade Committee will vote to reinforce export controls on goods and technologies that have legitimate civilian applications, but can also be used for torture, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism. These include cyber-surveillance technologies, chemicals, explosive-resistant armour, radio equipment and lasers.

Funding of European political parties: changes in the rules on funding EU political parties and foundations are up for a vote in the Constitutional Affairs Committee. They aim to increase transparency, prevent membership of more than one party, tackle abuse of taxpayers' money and make it easier to reclaim funds that are spent incorrectly.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Thursday 23 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, Research and innovation, Security and defence

JRC celebrating the 60th anniversary EURATOM treaty

Karlsruhe, Germany

On 23 November the Joint Research Center (JRC) will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the EURATOM treaty.

The JRC will mark this milestone with a celebration dedicated to the treaty's achievements, particularly to the role and benefits of EURATOM supporting research, safety and safeguarding the peaceful use of nuclear energy in Europe.

The opening session will include a welcoming speech by the Director General and representatives of the Baden-Württemberg region and the city of Karlsruhe.

An award ceremony granting pupils prizes for the best artwork about the implication of the treaty in our daily life will be part of the celebrations.

More information on the event

Thursday 23 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth, Justice and citizens' rights

Civil society media seminar 2017: The role of EU civil society in a globalised world of communications

Madrid

This seminar is mainly directed to journalists and communications/press officers from civil society organisations representing employers, workers and other social, occupational, economic and cultural organisations. It focuses every year on a relevant topic in the European media and engages leading members of the EU media, academia and civil society in discussion and debate.

This year's seminar, organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will look at communication in a globalised world. Participants will discuss this topic, focusing in particular on social media and other phenomena that are either associated with it or have been exacerbated as a result of it, such as populism and fake news.

More information on the event

Thursday 23 November

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Consumer affairs and public health, Research and innovation

Antimicrobial resistance: One-health action plan and evidence-informed policymaking

Brussels

The aim of this high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is to accelerate the discussion and implementation of one-health action plans on AMR (global, EU and national level) and promote evidence-informed policymaking on antimicrobial resistance by:

  • presenting and discussing the new EU one-health action plan
  • identifying the main challenges and opportunities at Member State and the EU level
  • discussing the key aspects in developing inter-sectoral indicators of the actions against AMR (in health, agriculture and environment) and using these in policy-making
  • discussing and acknowledging the social and economic burden of AMR and support cost-effective policy options
  • discussing what are the next main steps to succeed in fighting against AMR in EU

More information on the event

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate, Research and innovation

Workshop on smart grids

Nicosia, Cyprus

The European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) and the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus invite you to their workshop on smart grids research and innovation priorities.

Objectives:

  • discuss with relevant national and EU stakeholders the priorities related to smart grids set out in the European Commission proposal for a new electricity market design
  • exchange about the role of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy) and of the regional innovation policy activities
  • contribute to the prioritisation of smart grids related research and innovation topics

More information on the event

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, EU regional and urban development

1st annual forum of the EU Strategy for the Alpine region (EUSALP)

Munich, Germany

This event is jointly organised by Bavaria (current Presidency of the EUSALP) and the European Commission (Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy).

1000 stakeholders from the Alpine region will gather to take stock of the progress achieved so far and to define the way ahead. The forum will showcase the first results of the 9 thematic action groups and look into the question how to tackle challenges in the region such as climate change, international economic competition, Alpine transit traffic and decreasing biodiversity together.

More information on the event

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 November

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth, Employment and social rights

Skill needs forecasting expert workshop

Thessaloniki, Greece

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)'s project on future skills demand and supply has established a network of national experts in labour market forecasting, covering all EU Member States. These experts validate both the methods and the results of Cedefop's forecast.

To provide a platform for discussion Cedefop organises regular technical workshops. This year's workshop will focus on the following:

  • new forecasting results and methodological developments
  • future of manufacturing, scenarios developed in collaboration with the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
  • presenting forecasting results in the Skills Panorama

More information on the event

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 November

European Chemicals Agency, , Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Research and innovation

11th meeting of the Exchange Network of Exposure Scenarios (ENES 11)

Helsinki, Finland

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) together with other organisations and Member States will organise the 11th meeting of the Exchange Network of Exposure Scenarios (ENES) on 23 and 24 November 2017 in Helsinki. ENES aims to identify and promote good practices in communication about conditions of safe use of chemicals in the supply chain.

On the first day, ENES11 will, among others, provide hands-on exercises to better understand how the communication up and down the supply chain can work in practice.

On the second day, the ENES Coordination Group will present the draft work programme until 2020, inviting all participants to ask questions, to make proposals and/or to offer contributions. The programme aims to identify the remaining gaps in communication on safe use along the whole supply chain and work out solutions. Learnings from day one will be taken into account.

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Friday 24 November

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, taxation and competition

Public hearing on European corporate bond markets

Brussels

The Commission Expert Group on European corporate bond markets is finalising its recommendations to the European Commission on steps to enhance the functioning of European corporate bond markets. This half-day public hearing is hosted by the European Commission to facilitate an exchange of views with interested stakeholders and authorities on the Expert Group's recommendations.

The hearing will be opened by Sean Berrigan, Deputy Director-General of Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA). It will close with reflections from the regulatory/supervisory community and a leading industry representative. Discussions will be organised around two panels bringing together leading experts from the spheres of business, civil society, finance and public authorities.

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Friday 24 November

European Food Safety Authority, Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Food, farming and fisheries, Research and innovation

Stakeholder workshop on the re-evaluation of food additives

Parma, Italy

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is organising a one-day stakeholder workshop on the status of the EU re-evaluation programme of food additives.

The workshop will be an occasion to take stock of the programme's progress, analyse the challenges encountered so far, and promote examples of good collaboration. It will also serve as a platform for discussing EFSA's upcoming work and the challenges to be faced over the coming years.

Participants will have ample opportunity to share their views and make suggestions on how to strengthen scientific cooperation and engagement with EFSA in the specific area of food additive re-evaluations. They will also gain a better understanding of the follow-up activities resulting from certain safety concerns or data gaps identified in an assessment.

More information on the event

Document Actions
Eurozone Economic Calendar

Monday 20 November


14:00 ECB President Draghi's Speech

Tuesday 21 November


09:00 EU Financial Stability Review

Wednesday 22 November


08:00 Non-monetary policy's ECB meeting
15:00 Consumer Confidence (Nov) (Preliminary release)

Thursday 23 November


09:00 Markit Manufacturing PMI (Nov) (Preliminary release)
09:00 Markit Services PMI (Nov) (Preliminary release)
09:00 Markit PMI Composite (Nov) (Preliminary release)
12:30 ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts (Preliminary release)

Friday 24 November


19:30 CFTC EUR NC net positions
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