Connecting European Chambers 2021

29.06.2021 - 01.07.2021


Many European Chambers are interested in pursuing EU project opportunities. Partnerships have been established at regional, cross-border and European level to engage in EU programmes. EUROCHAMBRES has also developed a wealth of experience in EU projects to the benefit of its network.

The 2021 Connecting European Chambers offers local/regional and national Chambers within the EUROCHAMBRES network the opportunity to learn about new EU programmes and discover best Chamber practices. It aims to develop the capacity for Chambers to cooperate on EU projects, building on the network’s strengths to enhance synergy and deliver added value services to the business community.

The seminar will run from Tuesday 29 June to Thursday 1 July, starting in a plenary conference and continuing in separate topic-specific sessions.

On day one, the event opens with a plenary conference, where participants will learn about EU funding possibilities from European Commission officials in relation to 6 different topics: Entrepreneurship & SME, Innovation, Internationalisation, Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Skills and Sustainable Europe.

Building on this first general introduction, Chamber participants will be invited to take part in working sessions of their choice; these sessions will be taking place during days two and three. The 6 topics of discussion will mirror those of the preceding plenary.

Each workshop will unfold along the following lines:

  • Short introduction by facilitator & tour de table
  • A structured discussion among participants on potential common actions, factoring in relevant new or recent calls for proposal in the field. The objective will be to develop the groundwork for future project submissions by Chamber consortia, whether in relation to an open call for proposals or in preparation for an expected forthcoming call.

These workshops will facilitate a practical, interactive discussion among Chamber representatives. Participants should therefore come prepared to share ideas, experiences and practices.