Workshops


Workshops are organised by the policy departments and enable members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a committee meeting.

20-02-2018 - Free Flow of Data Regulation - a cornerstone of the Digital Single Market

IMCO 22-02-2018 - 14:39
Optical fiber

Optical fiber Podium Workshop 1 Room and panel Workshop 2 Room Workshop 3

The purpose of the workshop is to give Members the chance to explore in greater depth the various elements of the Commission's proposed regulation (2017/0228(COD)) with academics, regulators and stakeholders, and to support the decision-making process in Parliament. (Read more)

19-02-2018 - Public Procurement Strategy Package

IMCO 22-02-2018 - 15:12
Closed up finger on keyboard with word Procurement

Closed up finger on keyboard with word Procurement view of speakers in the room View of the podium during the workshop View of the room during the workshop

The objective of the workshop is to give a chance to Members to interact with academics, regulators and stakeholders on this topic which touches upon a number of different technical aspects. It will be an opportunity to receive feedback on the Commission's initiatives, as well as to obtain factual information from experts in the field of public procurement about how the legal and policy framework works in the Union, and whether the Commission's plans address sufficiently the challenges ahead. (Read more)

11-07-2017 - Reforming professional services

IMCO 11-07-2017 - 10:11
Reforming professional services

Policy Department A is organising for IMCO Committee a workshop on reforming professional services. The workshop will be chaired by MEP Nicola Danti. Two expert panels will focus on economic effects of regulating professional services and recommendations for policy -makers. The panels will be followed by a roundtable with industry experts. For more information please contact Policy Department A: poldep-economy-science@ep.europa.eu (Read more)

28-02-2017 - Workshop on the consequences of Brexit

IMCO 09-06-2017 - 12:29
IMCO workshop on consequences of Brexit

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion on possible consequences of Brexit on matters in competence of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. (Read more)

08-11-2016 - Workshop on Collaborative economy

IMCO 09-06-2017 - 09:59
updated version of the poster on the workshop on collaborative economy

The workshop reflected upon a definition of, and distinction between, professional version non-professional/occasional provision of services and how could a regulatory framework for non-professional provision of services and prosumers look like. It will also debate new ways of providing services in the digital era and the need to effectively protect consumers, and related issues such as liability of platforms, rating systems, transparency, privacy, consumer trust, (Read more)

12-10-2016 - Reforming Single Market for fertilising products

IMCO 14-09-2017 - 13:41

The Workshop on reforming Single Market for fertilisers products will discuss the balance between the proposed regulation and the needs of all market participants as well as general obligations for economic operators. Participants will discuss state of play and possible implications of the proposal to achieve the right balance on European market for fertilizing products through the new regulatory framework. The workshop is organised by the Policy Department for the IMCO Committee. (Read more)

12-07-2016 - Relations between franchisors & franchisees: regulatory framework & current challenge

IMCO 09-06-2017 - 09:57
Poster Franchising

The aim of the workshop on "Relations between franchisors and franchisees: regulatory framework and current challenges"is to discuss problems in the area of franchising and the impact of the EU rules on functioning of the franchising. The workshop will allow for exchange of views on market conditions in the EU and corrective legislative and regulatory actions. It's organised by the Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy for the IMCO Committee (Read more)

24-03-2015 - Unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTP)

IMCO 09-06-2017 - 09:55

A workshop on “Unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTP)” chaired by MEP Dawid Bohdan JACKIEWICZ was held on 24 March 2015 in the European Parliament. The workshop was organised by Policy Department A on the request of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). The workshop took stock of such practices and consider possible regulatory responses to them. (Read more)

13-11-2014 - Building blocks of the Ubiquitous Digital Single Market

IMCO 09-06-2017 - 09:51
Building blocks of the Ubiquitous Digital Single Market

The workshop aims at giving an overview of most advanced market and technological trends built on mobile connectivity and cloud computing. It points at Estonia and South Korea as leading jurisdictions that made the most of digital technologies both in private and public sectors. It examines net neutrality and cybersecurity as upcoming political and regulatory challenges. (Read more)

11-07-2013 - The product safety and market surveillance package

IMCO 15-06-2017 - 12:06

The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection requested the organisation of a workshop on the Product Safety and Market Surveillance package with the aim to acquire independent technical expertise on selected aspects of the two legislative proposals currently discussed in Parliament. (Read more)