Stakeholder Workshops

Fondation EurActiv organised for Wednesday 4 May a lunchtime Stakeholder Workshop on the European Commission’s Flagship Initiative on resource efficiency and the raw material industries. The workshop was organised with the support of the Nickel Institute. Programme: Reliable and transparent indicators are needed to cover the availability of natural resources and how efficiently they are… » read more

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EU policymakers and stakeholders are realising how pressing an issue resource efficiency really is, says German MEP Reinhard Bütikofer. Coordination is however still lacking; member states and EU institutions in particular should learn to sing from the same songbook if the EU Resource Efficiency agenda is to fly. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/zs4I5jNA9fo” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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We must retain our material stock, says, Kevin Bradley, President of the Nickel Institute. This can be achieved through different means, including of course recycling. Raw materials are necessary to keep our industries going and foster sustainable innovation. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/tVooaLEciUo” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Doreen Fedrigo of the Institute for European Environmental Policy sees a mentality change as the first step towards enhanced resource efficiency. Policy frameworks, economic models and institutional infrastructures will need to change along with mentality. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/YIwY4ikqnjY” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Fondation EurActiv organised for Tuesday 3 May a lunchtime Stakeholder Workshop titled “E-Commerce: On the way to a digital single market?“. The workshop was organised with the support of the partnership of Visa Europe. Programme: 2011 is a crucial year for e-commerce: the European Commission is planning to adopt a Communication on e-commerce in the… » read more

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According to Detlef Eckert, Director Policy Coordination and Strategy at DG INFSO, the internet has a transformative power to change businesses; our laws should therefore change, too. However, fragmented national legislations are an obstacle to the digital single market. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/7FNYADnXNUk” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Werner Stengg of the European Commission’s DG MARKT, outlines the most recent and upcoming developments in policy on e-commerce. Consumer trust is crucial for cross-border online trade, he says. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/5e9H6oBH7hw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Consumer confidence is key to the uptake of e-commerce, says Sandra Alzetta of Visa Europe. A balance between security and convenience for consumers should be found. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/MCnm3IYPkTU” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Bob Schmitz of the Union Luxembourgeoise des Consommateurs calls EU institutions to be facilitators for the challenges and changes brought in by e-commerce. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ldICSDepHes” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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