Economy of the European Union

16 October 2018

Social enterprise: Entrepreneurship with a social impact

(From ec.europa.eu ) As pointed out by the European Commission, entrepreneurship and self-employment help create jobs, develop skills and give unemployed and vulnerable people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy. Accounting for 14% of total employment, self-employed people play an important role in the EU economy. The latest Eurostat figures show that 30.6 million people aged 15-64 in the EU were self-employed in 2016. Considering that SMEs make up 99% of companies in the EU and account for two thirds of total employment, it’s clear why the Commission supports these...
26 January 2016

Commission launches GEAR 2030 to boost competitiveness and growth in the automotive sector

Published : Tue, 26 Jan 2016 To ensure a co-ordinated approach and to address the challenges faced by the European automotive industry, the Commission has launched a new High Level Group for the automotive industry: GEAR 2030.
09 December 2015

Turning recycled raw materials into business opportunities

Published : Wed, 09 Dec 2015 Increasing the market uptake of secondary raw materials is a key objective of the visionary new European Commission package to transform the EU economy to a more circular one. This package will boost recycling, ...
06 May 2015

CLOSING THE LOOP - Circular Economy: boosting business, reducing waste

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 Event: 25/06 > 25/06/2015 @ Charlemagne building Save the date! As part of the process to develop a more ambitious Circular Economy Package, the Commission is organizing a Circular Economy Conference in Brusse...
06 May 2015

Circular Economy Conference - Less waste, more business…your views matter!

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 Event: 25/06 > 25/06/2015 @ Charlemagne building Save the date! As part of the process to develop a more ambitious Circular Economy Package, the Commission is organizing a Circular Economy Conference in Brusse...