MARKT - Internal Market and Services DG
The objective of the Expert Group will be to provide a substantiated analysis of how the retail sector can contribute to speeding up delivery of innovative products and services and to increase the European retail sector's competitiveness through innovation. It should deliver a substantive contribution in terms of the nature and extent of innovation in the retail sector, its main drivers, its bottlenecks, and its impact on the competitiveness of the sector. The expert group was foreseen in the 2012 Work Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme [C(2012) 6781] and it will directly contribute to the implementation of the European Retail Action Plan.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislation or in policy definition
Economy, Industry, Engineering (civil), Public affairs, Academia, Research