We still have places for EU product experts and product traders to take part in a workshop in Brussels on 28 February 2018 that will collect and discuss ideas to radically improve the findability and presentation of information on product requirements at EU level.
We are looking for experts who have a good overview of the applicable rules in the area of products and experience with providing information on product requirements to businesses, or with trying to find such information. Businesses trading products within the EU and with experience of looking up product-related information online are also welcome to participate.
The goal of the workshop is to brainstorm and discuss ideas for improving the current EU offer of product-related websites and databases, so that even a non-expert product trader or producer can easily understand what they need to do. The workshop will be held in English.
In preparation for the workshop, we would ask the experts to critically explore a range of EU websites and product database and identify their strengths and weaknesses:
- Your Europe: Product requirements
- New legislative framework webpage (and other linked pages)
- EU trade helpdesk
- Technical regulation information system (TRIS)
Experts should also come prepared with their own original ideas for creating a truly user-centric offer of online information services for producers and traders of products.
The Commission will reimburse experts' travel costs and will grant an accommodation allowance of €100 per night for a maximum of 2 nights, and a daily allowance of €92 for the day of the workshop.
If you think that you can contribute to this work, please reply by 31 January 2018 to GROW-SINGLE-DIGITAL-GATEWAY@ec.europa.eu, including a brief description of your current duties and experience in the product requirements field.
The workshop is part of the preparatory work for the ‘Single Digital Gateway’ – an online access point for Single Market-related information, assistance services and procedures, that is now being negotiated in Council and the European Parliament.