As European capital of interaction and decision making, Brussels is home to tens of thousands of civil servants, representatives of businesses, civil society and governments. stakeholder.eu – The Directory for Brussels lists all of these stakeholders in a comprehensive, well-structured and user-friendly way. It provides more than 16,000 names and addresses of decision-makers in the EU institutions, associations and federations, law firms, consultants, European Documentation Centres in every EU country and many more.
A must-have for everyone working in Brussels and dealing with the EU.
23-27 July 2012, Lake Como, Italy 4th Summer Academy on Global Food Law & Policy
According to established tradition, the Summer Academy brings together a wide range of experts to offer training on the foundations of global food law and policy as well as to provide a great opportunity for professional development and networking in an interdisciplinary setting.
The intimate and beautiful venue – Villa La Collina/Accademia Konrad Adenauer, Cadenabbia, Lake Como – offers an excellent framework to allow a maximum of 25 delegates a thorough examination of the highly topical agenda which this year will be under the overall theme of Nutrition Law and Policy.
From health claims and intellectual property rights to nutrition and industry compliance, regulating the future of food, the WTO SPS Agreement and Codex Alimentarius, a number of highly topical issues will be covered during this five-day course.
Attending the Summer Academy will give participants deep insights into the various topics. But most importantly its intimate format will give them the opportunity to raise all possible issues they might have and discuss them thoroughly and without any time-restrictions. Apart from that, I would also like to highlight that most faculty members will be staying for several days. Speakers may thus be easily approached, also after workshop hours, for personal consultations.
18 June 2012 Seminar on the New Food Information Regulation (EU) 1169/2011
The new Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers recently entered into force and established important rules, requirements and responsibilities governing food information, and in particular food labelling. In order to ensure a proper compliance and implementation, practitioners are required to quickly identify and solve its problems.
At this half-day seminar, experts from the industry, private legal practice and academia will not only provide key insights on the application of this new regulation but also address the challenges and perspectives for the food industry.
6 June 2012, Workshop, Le Châtelain, Brussels 7/8 June 2012, Conference, Concert Noble, Brussels 10th Experts' Forum on New Developments in European State Aid Law
Agenda of the workshop, 6 June 2012:
The New Economic Approach in State Aid Cases – The Role of Economic Analysis
The Notion of State Aid
Agenda of the conference, 7/8 June 2012:
Keynote by Joaquín ALMUNIA, Vice-President of the European Commission
The State Aid Modernisation Initiative presented by Gert-Jan KOOPMAN, Deputy Director General State Aid, DG COMP, European Commission
Financial Services under the Scrutiny of EU State Aid Rules in the Context of the Sovereign Debt Crisis presented by Irmfried SCHWIMANN, Director "Markets and Cases II: Financial Services", DG COMP, European Commission
The Notion of Aid in Fiscal Cases presented by Pierpaolo ROSSI-MACCANICO, Legal Service, European Commission
The Overhaul of the Regional Aid Guidelines and the Implementation of Economic Analysis presented by Kai-Uwe KÜHN, Chief Economist, DG COMP, European Commission
Round Table of the National Judiciaries with two European judges and one from the United States
06 June 2012 Children need families not institutions! - ending the harmful institutionalisation of children in Europe Exhibition and Expert Roundtable hosted by Mairead McGuinness, MEP
This unique and powerful exhibition will highlight that for over a million children in Europe, the right to a family life is still not realised. Visitors will hear from young people themselves and from experts in child development and fundamental rights about the detrimental effects of institutionalisation, and the benefits of prevention and alternative care. In a Europe of rights, no child should have to grow up in and institution; with policy support and funding from the EU, they won’t have to. Speakers at the roundtable include Dr Charles H. Zeanah, a leading global expert in early childhood development, and renowned children’s rights expert Dr Maria Herzog of the UN’s Committee for the Rights of the Child. Speakers include Commissioner László Andor and Vice-President of the European Parliament Roberta Angelilli.
26-27 April 2012, Brussels
CLIMATE CHANGE AND EUROPEAN ENERGY LAW
The aim of this seminar is to provide environmental law practitioners with
an analysis of recent legislation and on going policy developments at EU
level in the field of European climate change and energy law.
The following key topics will be discussed:
Energy and climate change issues after the Lisbon Treaty
The Commission’s Roadmap 2050 and the new Energy Efficiency Directive
Current status of implementation of the 3rd Energy Package in the EU Member States
Expansion of the transmission network and its legal challenges
25 April 2012
Seminar on Nutrition and Health Claims
(Club of the University Foundation, Brussels)
The Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on Nutrition and Health Claims has an enormous influence on the law on food advertising, the product development in food enterprises, foodstuff monitoring and nutrition science.
At this half-day event experts from the industry as well as private legal practice will describe the impact the regulation has in their field of business and illustrate some of the challenges the industry is currently facing.
Please find more information here.
19-20 April 2012, Brussels Annual Conference on European Pharmaceutical Law
The conference will offer an overview of the latest developments in EU legislation and the most important recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU affecting the pharmaceutical sector. There will be a special focus on the legal issues raised by emerging new frontiers in pharmacogenomics related to personalised medicines and companion diagnostics and by the increasing relevance of drug-device combinations.
12-14 April 2012 EStALI Seminar 2012 – Assessing the Compatibility of Aid Grants: Rescue & Restructuring in the Financial Sector – Research & Development – Regional Aid Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth, Lake Starnberg (near Munich)
Assessing the compatibility of aid grants in various fields with the following questions being raised:
Which are the conditions and obligations the European Commission imposes when authorising aid grants in the fields of Research & Development & Innovation, Regional Development and Rescue & Restructuring?
To which extent are the EU Courts willing and prepared to scrutinize such conditions and obligations? In other words: How promising is it for Member States and beneficiaries to challenge such Commission decisions?
How will the European Commission change its policy when authorising new restructuring aid to banks? How will the Commission act when banks need public funds under the new 9% target imposed by the (EBA)?
Why are "special credit institutions" getting more and more into the focus of EU State aid control? What are they still allowed to do?
What will be the approach in the Commission's assessment of infrastructure funding? How will the Commission's “Horizon 2020” initiative impact on this?
9 – 10 February 2012 International Conference EU Public Affairs in Brussels
The conference aims to introduce Brussels politics and to Europe's foremost communications and public affairs professionals, and to bring them together for two days of networking and knowledge-sharing.
Launch of stakeholder.eu– The Directory for Brussels 2011
The first edition was successfully launched at the European Parliament on 12 January 2011 by the editor Frank Schwalba-Hoth, the Vice-President of the European Parliament Edward McMillan-Scott and Lexxion Publisher.
Reading of Intimate Brussels - Living amongst Eurocrats
30 March 2011, 18.30 pm @ European Parliament
For one year, Martin Leidenfrost explored Europe’s capital and wrote fifty personal – tender, alienated, mischievous – portraits.
“Entertaining, amusing, insightful.” The Gap
The Bulletin ∙ February 2011
Schwalba-Hoth releases EU Stakeholder Directory
Frank Schwalba-Hoth, former MEP and co-founder of the German Green Party, launched the EU Stakeholder Directory at the European Parliament last month. The 900-page book is the result of an intense nine-month project by Schwalba-Hoth and his small Brussels team, as well as the Berlin-based publishing house, Lexxion. The aim of the Directory is to help Brussels professionals find their way around the labyrinth of EU institutions, embassies, Europe-wide associations, NGOs, law firms and companies in the capital of Europe.
And Schwalba-Hoth certainly knows Brussels stakeholders. Since his exit from the European Parliament, he has been working as a consultant, a lobbyist, the director of the Brussels office of Greenpeace and the co-founder of the consulting firm Conseiller + Partners, alongside Silvana Koch-Mehrin. Currently he is working as an independent political strategist focusing on civil society, sustainable development, energy policy, development of the EU and instituional matters. Since 2006, he has also been a member of the Right Livelihood Foundation which annually awards the “alternate Nobel-Prize”.
But Schwalba-Hoth is also well-known for his famous International Soirées. He´s been organising these invite-only monthly networking dinners since 1989 in restaurants in the European district. Each time, 60 to 80 guests from different professional, cultural and social backrounds swap tables and share stories. After almost a one-year break, due to the work on the Directory, the soirées will soon resume again. Zsófia Györi
Navigationssystem für den Brüsseler Dschungel
Ein komplett neu recherchiertes Verzeichnis aller EU-Stakeholder mit über 14.000 Namen und Adressen ist erschienen.
Als Hauptstadt der Europäischen Union ist Brüssel Heimat und Arbeitsort tausender Staatsbeamter, Abgeordneter und Repräsentanten von Unternehmen, Regierungen und Gesellschaften. Im neu recherchierten Namens- und Adressverzeichnis stakeholder.eu – The Directory for Brussels sind alle aufgeführt, die eine wichtige Funktion in Brüssel innehaben – ob in EU-Kommission, EU-Parlament, Verbänden, Botschaften oder anderen Interessenvertretungen.
Vorgestellt wurden Printversion und Online-Portal im EU-Parlament am 12. Januar 2011 vom Herausgeber Frank Schwalba-Hoth, dem Vize-Präsidenten des Europäischen Parlaments Edward McMillan-Scott und Wolfgang Andreae, Verleger Lexxion Verlag.
Stakeholder.eu soll nicht nur ein Hilfsmittel für die tägliche Arbeit aller Interessenvertreter der EU sein, sondern hilft auch beim Auffinden von Theatern, Museen, Hotels oder Restaurants in der Umgebung des Brüsseler Regierungsviertels.
“… extremely useful …” (Jason Collins, CEO European Australian Business Council)
“…very interesting and useful …” (Ralf Hansen, juralit.com)
„The Stakeholder.EU initiative is extremely important. The very few alternative directories are based on self-listing by Brussels-based interest groups and/or out of financial reach by most potential users. Stakeholder.EU is independent and critical in its listings and provides the best value for money now.” Rinus van Schendelen, professor in Political Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam NL, Author of 'More Machiavelli in Brussels: the art of lobbying the EU'(2010, 3rd edition)
„...an extremely useful resource ...and...excellent publication” (Pamela Cotte, College of Europe)
„Congratulations, absolutely remarkable directory and source of info on EU contacts!” (Daniel Schaubacher, European Bahá’í Business Forum)
„... a masterpiece… I do not regret a second purchasing it” (Roman Hagen, swissgrid ag)
“One of the most useful publications ever produced” Ekaterina Sitnikova (Senior Communication Consultant) "Stakeholder.eu is a useful platform also for academics willing to leave their ivory tower and exchange with the actors of EU decision-making" Alberto Alemanno (Professor of EU Law & Risk Regulation, HEC Paris)
“I love what you have done…” (Nicholas Whyte, Director of Independent Diplomat)
“It is an excellent accomplishment and useful to everyone, the newcomers and the old staff in and around the EU as well” (Ambassador Manzi Bakuramutsa)
”stakeholder.eu is a fantastic project with a great service, essential to be up-to-date, not only in Brussels" (Sven Saekert, Knowledge4innovation)