UEPG and 8 other European sector associations, representing the European Non-Energy Extractive Industries (Aggregates, Cement, Ceramics, Expanded Clay, Gypsum, Industrial Minerals, Mining, Natural Stones and Salt), organise biannual Fora with high level representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament and other relevant EU Institutions addressing topical policies currently under debate.

The 2014 NEEIP Forum takes the priorities of the new European Commission, led by President Jean-Claude Juncker, as the opportunity to address “Reindustrialisation of Europe - Paving the way for Economic Recovery and Job Creation” with the objective to raise awareness to the need for sustainable growth, smarter regulation and better implementation. Reindustrialisation is also the overarching aim of the European Parliament Committee for Industry, Research and Energy.

On behalf of the 9 industry sector associations mentioned above, we invite you to attend the first Forum to debate together with high-level representatives from Commission, Council, Employee representation and Industry. The Forum will take place

On          Thursday 20 November 2014

At           10h30-13h00

In           Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Sustainable Growth and EU 2020, DG Enterprise & Industry will address high-level representatives of the non-energy extractive industries (NEEI) at the NEEIP Forum on 20 November, Brussels. With the restructuration of DG Enterprise & Industry into DG GROW, the NEEI will be within the responsibilities of Mr Pettinelli’s Directorate from 1 January 2015.

We are expecting expert stakeholders from the European non-energy extractive industry, EU Institutions, NGOs and academia. Maximum time will be given to an open debate between panellists and participants.

We very much hope that you can accept this invitation and contribute to this important debate.

For registration, please send an email to secretariat@uepg.eu.

The event is free of charge.