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Durban Negotiations: What is the role of business in the absence of global political leadership?
23 February 2012
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Durban Negotiations: What is the role of business in the absence of global political leadership?

Lunch meeting to hear first-hand from leaders in climate negotiations what really happened during the negotiations. Four speakers were present at the event,each offering a different perspective on the...
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Frontex remit and challenges
17 February 2012
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Frontex remit and challenges

Over breakfast, the discussion touched upon topics such as the aims, strategy and challenges of Frontex; Schengen; border surveillance and smart borders. The Q&A session focused on •   ...
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‘Tajani’ Initiative
14 February 2012
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‘Tajani’ Initiative

Over Breakfast, the discussion focused on updates on Commissioner Tajani's CSR Initiative for pharmaceuticals, with a particular focus on the access to medicines in Africa pillar, intellectual  prope...
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Green ICT Policy and the Calculation of the Environmental Footprint
10 February 2012
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Green ICT Policy and the Calculation of the Environmental Footprint

Over Breakfast, the discussion focused on the importance of addressing the footprint of the ICT industry, the policy objective for the ICT sector, relevant initiatives and methodologies for industries...
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The importance of innovative technologies in the healthcare industry
09 February 2012
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The importance of innovative technologies in the healthcare industry

The healthcare industry has largely benefited from the innovative technologies developed over the past years. The aim of this event was to show how innovation influences the medical and healthcare sec...
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Protecting Europe: the role of police and customs cooperation
08 February 2012
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Protecting Europe: the role of police and customs cooperation

Over lunch, the discussion focused on the priorities of the Council of the EU in the area of organised crime and terrorism. Topics that were raised concerned the harmonization of criminal offences, th...
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Social networking perils and how to avoid them?
02 February 2012
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Social networking perils and how to avoid them?

Many companies have opened up to social media and have identified such platforms as strong tools to promote products and services. However the significant marketing opportunities that such social medi...
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The power of innovation
27 January 2012
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The power of innovation

Mr Peter Dröll, Head of Unit, responsible for Innovation Policy, in the EU Commission’s DG Research and Innovation gave a keynote speech on ‘The power of innovation’ . Over breakfast, Mr Dr...
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How to Network?
25 January 2012
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How to Network?

Everybody knows Ed, but Ed didn’t realise he was such a good networker until he researched a few things. Networking itself is an art, not a science and we know most of the must do’s but just need...
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Health determinants
20 January 2012
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Health determinants

Over lunch, the priorities of the European Commission in the area of health determinants were discussed. The presentation included the prevention, factors and instruments addressing problems such as c...
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The future of the Customs Union
18 January 2012
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The future of the Customs Union

The discussion touched upon topics such as implementation and evaluation of the Customs Union; the efficiency of customs in Europe and the comparison with the American example; The protection of citiz...
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Improving police cooperation in Europe
17 January 2012
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Improving police cooperation in Europe

Mr Pechtl is the author of the first annual report on ISS. He gave an interesting presentation about Improving police cooperation in Europe under the internal security strategy (ISS): What’s in it f...
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Is your website doing the business?
27 October 2011
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Is your website doing the business?

Over lunch, Jeremy Dixson and Tim Reynolds outlined the do’s and don’t’s’ in effective website building and the questions that you need to consider when you start or need to revise your websit...
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