Employers' projects for the Romanian Presidency

by the EESC's Employers' group

Cohesion, a common European value – this is the slogan of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2019. The Employers' Group sees a number of synergies between the priorities of the Romanian Presidency and its own political goals. That is why the Group is planning a joint event during the presidency, focusing on entrepreneurship.

In April, the Employers' Group will be holding a high-level conference on the European entrepreneurship model, to take place in Bucharest under the patronage of the President of Romania in cooperation with the Romanian employers' organisation. The event will discuss the future of SME policy, including the need for a new vision and additional measures at both Member State and EU level to support entrepreneurship and SMEs. Employers believe that promoting entrepreneurship and SME competitiveness as a mature, proactive and effective policy can make Europe stronger and better able to handle the challenges it is currently facing. (lj)