European policy intervenes in numerous aspects of the lives of citizens and companies: energy, work, environment, education, innovation, enterprepreneurship, international trade, etc. Together with EUROCHAMBRES, the European association of Chambers of Commerce, we wish to shape this policy and ensure that it takes into account the needs and constraints of companies, in particular small and medium enterprises. After all, companies form the source of all wealth, and should not be restricted unnecessarily.
As chambers of commerce, we are not only talkers but also doers. We walk our talk. We not only talk about the importance of internationalisation for our enterprises, but we also assist them in the field. We not only emphasise the need for a proper link between education and the labour market, but we are also involved in a number of training projects up to and including managing technical and professional courses in certain countries. Within EUROCHAMBERS, this translates into a considerable raft of projects where new concepts are often tried out. However, this is always based on experience and the close links with the companies making our chambers so unique.
EUROCHAMBRES, a network of 1700 regional and local chambers of commerce in 42 countries, of 20 million companies jointly providing 120 million people employment.