In view of the expected Communication on the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises, our President, Dr Heimo Scheuch, presented the views of the industry at the European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF) on 23 November 2011. The EPCF is a cross-party discussion group that facilitates dialogue between the EU institutions and the ceramic industry. It is currently co-chaired by UK MEPs Malcolm Harbour and Michael Cashman.
Mr Antonio Paparella, Socio-Economic Analyst from the EC (DG ENTR), presented the principle ideas that could be included in the EC Communication, once it is finalised with publication expected during the first quarter of 2012. The presentation of Dr Scheuch can be found here.
For more information on the EPCF visit www.epceramicsforum.eu