In the context of ‘Europe 2020’, the EU’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry is working towards five general objectives: to strengthen Europe’s industrial base and promote the transition to a low carbon economy; to promote innovation as a means of generating new sources of growth and meeting societal needs; to encourage the creation and development of SMEs and encourage an entrepreneurial culture; to ensure an open internal market for goods; and to support the European presence in space.
Commission expert groups are consultative entities, set up by the Commission or its departments, comprising at least six public or private-sector members, which are expected to meet more than once. The role of expert groups is to provide advice and expertise to the Commission and its departments in relation to:
- the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives (Commission’s right of initiative);
- the preparation of delegated acts, as referred to in the Communication on the implementation of Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
- the implementation of existing EU legislation, programmes and policies, as well as coordination and cooperation with Member States in that regard.
Please see the description of the call for more information.