Topic: European Parliament of Enterprises 11 June 2018

Date: 11-06-2018



As a part of the programme of the Chairmanship of Bulgaria of the Council of EU the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing together with EUROCHAMBRES the European Parliament of Enterprises /EPE/ on June 11th 2018 /14.00 – 18.00/ in Sofia, National Palace of Culture, hall 3.

The event is supported by the Ministry for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU, the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Parliament and Enterprise Europe Network.

The concept of the "European Parliament of Enterprises” originated from the consideration that there is a democratic gap between the European institutions and the main actors of economic growth, entrepreneurs and that, consequently, European legislators do not sufficiently take into account entrepreneurs' concerns.

On the other hand, businesses are largely unfamiliar with the role and functioning of the European Union and the significance that the institutions’ decisions can have on their activities and results.

The EPE recreates a parliamentary session and gives the floor to European entrepreneurs.  This highlights the “economic democracy” of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry through their representation and their structure.

Entrepreneurs and Members of the Bulgarian Parliament and the European Parliament will gather for one day and discuss hot topics for the economic development of EU and the region. 

The topics in focus of the European Parliament of Enterprises 2018 in Sofia:

First Session: EU Single Market – Services, Digital by Default

Second Session: Trade and Investment - Access to foreign markets, SME and Trade Policy

Third Session: SME and Entrepreneurship - An SME-friendly legislative framework, An SME ecosystem

Fourth Session: Skills - Apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning, Skills mismatch

You are kindly invited to join this exceptional forum as well as nominate representatives of the business circles of your country to take part in EPE and share their opinion on the topics above.

The event will welcome: representatives of EUROCHAMBRES, European entrepreneurs, Bulgarian representatives of business circles, Presidents of Regional CCIs in Bulgaria, representatives of Sector Associations, representatives of the Association of Bulgarian Employers, representatives of joint Chambers of Commerce, members of the Bulgarian Parliament, members of the EU Parliament, members of the Bulgarian Government, representatives of European institutions, diplomats, media etc.After the Conference a promotional campaign will be held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Network.