Upcoming EU events

Open stakeholder meeting on non-financial disclosures (Brussels, 18 October)


The Commission is currently undertaking a fitness check of EU legislation on public corporate reporting that will be published by the second quarter of 2019. To help with this fitness check, the Commission organised a 4-month online public consultation between March and July this year. The fitness check will encompass the non-financial reporting Directive and its conclusions will inform any possible future legislative proposals that the Commission may adopt in this area.


Participation is open to all stakeholders. Participants must register online to attend. Participants may register for just the morning session, just the afternoon session, or both. There are 160 places available and registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Only one representative per organisation will be accepted.


You will be able to watch the meeting live on the 18 October.


You can already find below a overview of the agenda for this meeting, which will be divided into two distinct sessions. A detailed agenda will be published soon.



High-level conference on the future of corporate reporting in a digital & sustainable economy (Brussels, 30 November)


Following the recent public consultation on corporate reporting, this high-level conference is an additional opportunity for key players to share their views and debate on the future of corporate reporting .


The conference will be hosted by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis from the European Commission. Besides the keynote speeches and possibly some interactive audience engagement, there will be four panel sessions around the following themes

  • Is corporate reporting still fit for purpose and for upcoming challenges?
  • Are accounting rules for EU capital markets coherent with the EU policy objectives of promoting long-term and sustainable investments?
  • Towards relevant sustainability disclosure?
  • Corporate reporting: time to embrace the digital revolution?

Participants must register online to attend. There are 400 places available and registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Only one representative per organisation will be accepted.



Stakeholder Event - Preparing for the future European Emission Standards for Light and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (Brussels, 24 October)


This all-day event will bring together scientific evidence from the JRC and academia, as well as gather the opinions of different stakeholders on the future of emission standards for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles.


Topics to be discussed include:

  • Lessons learned from developing the latest emission standards and the way forward
  • Scientific evidence on emissions gathered by the JRC
  • Evidence on emissions collected by the scientific community

The full agenda will be available in the first week of October. If you would like to attend the event, please register here by 14 October 2018.


If you have questions on the event topics/focus, please contact EC-RDE@ec.europa.eu.



European Vocational Skills Week 2018 (Vienna, November 5-9, 2018)


To improve the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training. The European Commission wants to showcase excellence and quality and raise awareness of the wide range of opportunities.


In addition to the events to be organised by the European Commission and the Austrian presidency, national, regional and local events will take place associated with the Week.


For regular news, updates, announcements and start of registration for local, regional and national events and activities you can monitor the European Commission web page at this link.


More information and registration.



European Trade Policy Day 2018 (Brussels, 27 November)


This year’s European Trade Policy Day – ‘In defence of open and fair trade – Rising to the challenges, tackling the threats’  will be based on a series of discussions with business men and women, civil society, stakeholders and experts.


It will focus on issues such as:

  • How can Europe best tackle these challenges? Could it turn them into opportunities?
  • Which fora are going to be the most relevant for enforcing rules and upholding a rules-based system?
  • How can we ensure continued support for open trade in societies faced with rapid economic and social change, driven by the technological revolution?
  • How far will a ‘Europe that protects’ by levelling the playing field through fairer and more ethical trade win support for open markets?
  • What does the evolving backdrop mean for EU trade policy as we prepare to transition to a new Commission and a new European Parliament?

The Programme of the event is already available and interested participants can already register for the conference.


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