Enterprise Policy Group
The expert group 'Enterprise Policy Group' (EPG) was set up with Commission Decision C (2006) 5188 of 8 November 2006.
The group is composed of two Chambers: the Directors-General and the Business Chamber.
The EPG Directors General Chamber consists of Directors General of Member States' public administrations responsible for industrial and enterprise policy issues. This Chamber comprises up to two representatives per Member State.
Once a year representatives from EEA countries, as well as representatives from candidate countries, are invited to participate in the meetings as observers.
This Chamber meets approximately four times a year.
The EPG Business Chamber consists of business representatives with substantial management experience in private enterprises.
The members of the Business Chamber were selected following an open call for applications according to a set of criteria - work experience in a senior management function in a private company, the capacity to consider issues concerning the competitiveness of companies at a European or international level, experience with the work of business associations or similar bodies, a good understanding of the particular needs of small and medium-sized enterprises and a good understanding of the role of policy instruments in helping foster innovation in the private sector.
This Chamber brings together substantial expertise from a broad range of business sectors across the European Union.
Its members are appointed in a personal capacity and are expected to contribute with their own views, based on their own professional experience.