The FINANCIAL -- On 18 October, 775 entrepreneurs
coming from 45 European countries from all sizes and sectors of business
will gather in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels for
the third edition of the “European Parliament of Enterprises” (EPE).
The European Parliament of Enterprises is the largest event at EU level giving the floor directly to entrepreneurs. As the European Commission reported, it represents a unique opportunity for businesses to have a direct debate with high representatives of the EU institutions and to provide them with a direct bottom-up feedback on EU policies.
Participants will vote on crucial topics related to the EU’s growth, competitiveness and employment. Their resolutions will then be conveyed to Heads of State and Government meeting for the European Council in Brussels on 18-19 October.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christofias, the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, are invited to open the event together with Alessandro Barberis, President of EUROCHAMBRES. Members of the European Parliament and European Commissioners will be present in each session to react to companies’ votes.
“With this event we aim to enhance mutual understanding between the world business and the one of politics, and to guide decision-makers towards a more business-friendly Europe,” said Alessandro Barberis, President of EUROCHAMBRES.
The European Parliament of Enterprises is organised every two years by EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with its network of National Chambers.