Commission for Economic Policy (ECON)  

The remit of the Commission for Economic Policy covers the following fields:

  • Economic Governance and European Semester
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Governance
  • Industrial Policy and Industry 4.0
  • SME Policy and entrepreneurship
  • Economic and Monetary Policy
  • Taxation Policy
  • Internal Market and Digital Single Market
  • International Trade and Tariffs (including WTO issues)
  • Competition and State Aid Policy
  • Local/Regional Finance and Investment
  • Public Procurement
  • Public Investment
  • Public Services

The ECON Secretariat is also responsible for the European Entrepreneurial Regions (EER) award scheme, which rewards EU regions with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy.

ECON is in charge of the Network of Regional Hubs for EU policy Implementation Review (RegHub)​. RegHub is a platform, which involves local and regional actors through consultations to collect their experiences on EU policy implementation.

ECON manages the Broadband Platform, which is a joint initiative between the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission to help high-speed broadband reach all European regions.

The ECON Commission also plays a lead and coordination role in relations between the CoR and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group​, which span a broad range of actions and policy fields.

Finally, via surveys, studies and analyses the ECON secretariat helps its members to monitor current trends in European cities and regions, and to identify good policy practices.​


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 Previous Meetings

Head of Unit: Marie-Claire Neill-Cowper

Deputy Head of Unit: Robert Rönström, in charge of Public procurement, Trade, Brexit, Competition and State Aid Policy

Assistant to the HoU: Maria Smyth

Administrators:

  • ​Nils Brunelet, in charge of Local/Regional Finance and Investment, RRF, Economic Governance, Economic and Monetary Policy, relations with the EIB
  • Effrosyni Kossyvaki, in charge of Public procurement, Trade, Brexit, Competition Policy and State Aid Policy
  • Marek Bobis, in charge of Digital Single Market, Broadband Platform
  • Claudia Moser, in charge of Industrial Policy, Economic and Monetary Policy, Taxation Policy
  • Rafael Mondelaers, in charge of RegHub and Single Market​
  • Audrey Parizel , in charge of sustainable Development Goals Governance, Economic Governance and European Semester
  • Alexander Popov, in charge of Digital Single Market, Broadband Platform
  • Anke Schuster, in charge of Digital Single Market, Broadband Platform
  • Marine Siva, in charge of Sustainable Development Goals Governance, Economic Governance and European Semester, CoR Barometer, ECON bulletins
  • Rainer Steffens, in charge of RegHub
  • Piotr Zajączkowski, in charge of SME Policy and Entrepreneurship, EER scheme and Internal Market

Assistants:

  • ​Andreea Linul, general support to ECON Commission
  • Teresa Geyer , general support to RegHub​
​To contact the ECON team, please use the Contact form

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