The 6th edition of the European cluster conference took place during 14-16 May 2019 in the palace of Parliament in Bucharest, hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The event theme was ‘Connecting ecosystems: bridge. inspire. change.
To facilitate the use of the ESPD, the Commission developed a free, web-based system for Member States and businesses. This was a transitional solution that was always supposed to be in place only until market solution become available.
On 5 May 2019, Australia joined the international Government Procurement Agreement. This gives EU companies access to Australia’s procurement market, estimated to be worth €69 billion annually.
The European Commission will host an information day on the European defence industrial development programme. The info day 2019 will be a unique opportunity to improve your knowledge about the context, objectives and participation modalities of the European defence industrial development programme.
Since its creation in 2017, the Network of First Instance Review Bodies on Public Procurement has strengthened cooperation between national review bodies in the EU. These bodies help ensure that companies can challenge the award of procurement contracts by public authorities. The Network has received strong support from EU countries and will continue to encourage further exchanges and collaboration to support the efficient functioning of national review bodies.
Raw materials university days are events that aim:
- to raise awareness of the huge potential of European raw materials and their importance for our everyday lives
- to encourage young people to study a raw materials -related discipline
- to promote skills and employment in raw materials
Status on April 2019.
In the framework of the EU plastics strategy and at the request of the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) prepared a restriction dossier under the European regulation on registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH). It targets intentionally added microplastics in products.
Today, the European Commission released the 2019 Rolling plan on ICT Standardisation, which identifies ICT standardisation activities in support of EU policies.