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Report: High Level Group GEAR 2030 report on automotive competitiveness and sustainability

Today the High Level Group (HLG) GEAR 2030 has issued its report on the competitiveness and sustainable growth of the automotive industry in the EU. The report offers recommendations on how the automotive industry can anticipate and adapt to current trends – thereby turning short to medium-term threats into long-term opportunities. The HLG consists of public and private sector representatives.

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The impact of the collaborative economy on the labour market

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Press release: New Copernicus satellite to improve aviation safety and monitor climate change

On 13 October, the latest Copernicus Earth observation satellite was launched into space. Sentinel 5 Precursor – also known as Sentinel-5P – is the first Copernicus mission entirely dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. It will contribute to aviation safety through volcanic ash monitoring, warn of high levels of UV radiation, and provide data about climate change and ozone holes.

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Press Release: European Commission launches the Digital Cities Challenge to help cities succeed in digital transformation

Today, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the Commission is throwing down the gauntlet to city leaders and key stakeholders to make their cities more productive, innovative, better places to live in the ‘Digital Cities Challenge’.

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Event: Cities set standards to become smarter and more sustainable (Brussels, 19 October 2017)

How to replicate smart city solutions? Are standards the right tools for cities? Can the European standardization organisations be part of cities’ journey towards a smart and sustainable future? The European Commission is hosting this conference that will answer these questions and more.

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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Helping investment through a voluntary ex-ante assessment of the procurement aspects for large infrastructure projects

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Event: Product liability conference (Brussels, 20 October 2017)

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Targeted consultation on the draft Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation

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Report: Study on estimating displacement rates of copyrighted content in the EU

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Event: European Tourism Day 2017: What’s the future of EU tourism? (Brussels, 28 November 2017)

This question will be raised at the 2017 edition of the European Tourism Day that will take place on 28 November 2017 in Brussels.The conference will gather around 400 participants (public and private sector tourism stakeholders from around Europe) to exchange views and share good practice on common challenges and opportunities in the sector.

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Event: European Tourism Day (Brussels, 28 November 2017)

We are happy to invite you to the 2017 edition of the ‘European tourism day’ that will take place in Brussels on 28 November 2017. The conference will gather around 400 participants, comprised of public and private sector tourism stakeholders, from around Europe. Participants will exchange views and share good practices on common challenges and opportunities of the sector. This year the European tourism day will address the topic of ‘The future of EU tourism’.

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Event: European Tourism Forum (Tallinn, Estonia, 18-19 October 2017)

The European Commission organises the annual European Tourism Forum in close cooperation with the presidency of the Council of the European Union every second half of the year. This year, the ‘European tourism forum’ is co-organised with the Estonian presidency and takes place in Tallinn from 18 to 19 October 2017. There will be an exchange of views with several institutions. These include public authorities at EU, national and regional level, European associations, international organisations, industry representatives and other stakeholders.

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Study on the intellectual property implications of the development of industrial 3D printing

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Communication from the Commission to the Institutions on the 2017 list of Critical Raw Materials for the EU

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Update: Court case C-196/13 (infringement procedure 2003/2077 – illegal landfills in Italy)

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European framework for IT professionalism

A document prepared for the European Commission: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

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Report: In depth cost-effectiveness analysis of the identified measures and features regarding the way forward for EU vehicle safety

In 2015, the European Commission published a report on technology and measures for road user safety. This report provided initial feasibility, cost and benefit information for over 50 candidate safety measures that could be implemented as part of the amendment to the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation. The 2017 study reviews in more detail the 24 candidate measures selected by the Commission for potential inclusion in the regulations, and updates the information presented in the 2015 study with recent data. It also examines in greater detail the robustness of the available evidence for inclusion as input in further impact assessments or cost-benefit studies.

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Results of the sectorial stakeholder engagement on building a data economy

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Commission Expert Group for Bio-based Products (7 April 2017)

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Call for Proposals: Copernicus Hackathon Programme

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Calls for Tender: Study on the scale and impact of industrial espionage and the theft of trade secrets through cyber

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