The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) is adapting its organisational structure to help Europe’s industrial ecosystems recover more effectively from the COVID-crisis and to achieve the EU's digital and green goals.
This call for tender is for the development and communication of food price composition indicators, based on extensive data collection and analysis.
Today the European Commission published the final report of the high level forum for a better functioning food supply chain, which provides recommendations in the areas of fair and efficient trading practices, competitiveness and price transparency.
In this episode of Business Planet, Serge Rombi reports from the Swedish city of Gothenburg where the Entrepreneurial West Hisingen project is helping turn a local district into a hub of opportunity.
Representatives from the food supply chain and all EU countries gathered on 15 December 2016 for the 1st meeting of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain under its new mandate.
Policy preparation at the European Commission is supported by both retrospective evaluations and forward-looking impact assessments.
Unleashing the power of the collaborative economy to fight food waste, while creating new business opportunities at the same time. This is already happening in Italy. Business Planet went there to find out more.
Crowdfunding is no longer just a niche; it's booming in Europe. In this edition of Business Planet, Serge Rombi travels to Finland to find out how platforms work and what makes a successful campaign.
Counterfeit and pirated trade is a significant economic risk that undermines innovation and hampers economic growth. This open launch event will present the key findings of a joint OECD-EUIPO (EU International Patent Office) report that includes quantitative analysis on the value of trade in counterfeits and pirated goods worldwide.
This study presents key quantitative analysis on the exponential growth of trade in counterfeits and pirated goods worldwide. It highlights emerging trends, both globally and at country level, and the key industries affected by this illegal activity.
This study focuses on the question: How has the EU's largest manufacturing sector in jobs and value added performed in recent years?
In 2014 the Commission commissioned a study to a consortium of consultants to assess the effectiveness of voluntary initiatives aimed at tackling the so-called unfair trading practices (UTPs). The research work was conducted until January 2016. The final version of the study, including more information on its scope, can be found below.
Business Planet visit the Onassis Foundation in Athens to find out how we can transform waste into raw materials. This concept is the basis of the circular economy and provides a real opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This week's Business Planet looks at the concept of social enterprise - sustainable and innovative entrepreneurship that aims to find answers to society's challenges. It's fast becoming a new business model in Europe.
Agreements have been reached between the European Commission and Iceland on the further liberalisation of trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs; and the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs).
An extension has been granted for expressions of interest in contributing to the work of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain, which aims to address major challenges in the food sector in the EU. Applications from private stakeholders can now be submitted until 30 September 2015.
The EU-Japan Days will take place on 10-11 July during the EXPO. The theme of EXPO Milano 2015, which is taking place from 1 May to 31 October, is 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'.
As part of EXPO Milano 2015, an event on creativity and innovation in the agro-food sector will take place on Friday 12 June with the participation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
As part of EXPO Milano 2015, the EU-China days will take place on 9 and 10 June.