The 5th European Conference on Personal and Household Services entitled “How fully exploit their benefits for our societies” to be held on the 11th and 12th of November 2013 in Brussels. Co-organised by the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) and the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
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With the publication of the draft of the revised state aid rules for the public funding of airports and start-up aid to airlines on 3 July 2013, state aid in aviation is back on the EU's policy agenda. Bearing the title "Aviation – Does it need state aid?", our conference will not only look into these revised state aid rules, but it will also go further and concentrate on broader state aid related issues.
The aim of this public hearing was to discuss the revised preliminary draft EESC opinion on the Commission’s package (COM(2013) 493, 495, 496, 497, 498, 500, 501,503,505, 506), as well as to hear the view of stakeholders and interested parties, especially from the industry, businesses, SME and social sectors perspective.
The event seeks to initiate a frank and open debate on the various responses to the financial and economic crisis in EU Member States and analyse them from a business perspective. The aim is to encourage exchanges of views, diagnoses and practices between EESC Employers' Group members and leading Maltese business representatives. Local policy makers, EESC members and attending businessmen will exchange views in a frank and informal manner on how Europe is responding to the economic crisis.
The European SMEs Congress, which is organised by the Polish Chamber of Commerce since 2011, has become undoubtedly one of the most important economic event in Central Europe. This Congress is a three-day cycle of debates, meetings and events involving various Polish and foreign guests. Panelists will take part in over 30 sessions and discussions, on the most significant issues for SMEs in Europe. The leading topic of the next Congress will be SMEs regional investments and collaboration.
The Beer Sector has been making a significant social, cultural and economic contribution to Europe for many hundreds of years. Whilst brewing has faced a number of challenges during the global economic crisis of recent years, it has also shown remarkable strength in adversity, demonstrating that the Beer sector can maintain its competitiveness in the Single Market and, given the appropriate policy framework, help to drive economic growth, job creation and recovery.
The ship repair and conversion sector exerts a strong influence in the "greening" and the safety improvement of the existing fleets in the EU and outside Europe. It is also confronted to strong competition, not always fair, in the global market.
Many consumer products could have a longer service-life. However, particularly in the IT and household appliance sectors, some components seem to be designed to become obsolete so that the product becomes unusable after a certain period of time or rely on the use of specific consumable items. This has a number of damaging consequences: the cost to consumers of early replacement of the product or dependence to expensive consumable items, the overuse of natural resources and raw materials.
Perspectives ahead of the Lithuanian Presidency (co-organised by the EESC + Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists + Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania + Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology of Lithuania (MITA)(CCMI/108)