Commission for Economic Policy (ECON)  

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

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

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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Head of Unit: Bert Kuby

Assitant to the HoU: Cécile Eclache

Webmaster: Brigitte Gendebien

Administrators:


  • Nils Brunelet, in charge of Local/Regional Finance and Investment, Collaborative Economy, Economic Governance, Economic and Monetary Policy. Also in charge of relations with the EIB, membership of the Group of Communicators (GOC)
  • Effrosyni Kossyvaki (SNE), in charge of Public procurement, International trade and Tariffs (including WTO issues), Competition Policy and State Aid
  • Maria Lozano Uriz, in charge of Digital Single Market, Broadband Platform
  • Claudia Moser (SNE), in charge of Coal regions in transition, Industrial Policy and Industry 4.0, Economic and Monetary Policy, Taxation Policy
  • Rafael Mondelaers, in charge of SME Policy and Entrepreneurship, EER scheme, RegHub
  • Audrey Parizel​, in charge of Sustainable Development Goals Governance, Economic Governance and European Semester
  • Alexander Popov, in charge of Digital Single Market, Broadband Platform
  • Robert Rönström, in charge of Public procurement, International trade and Tariffs (including WTO issues), Competition Policy and State Aid
  • Anke Schuster, in charge of Digital Single Market, Broadband Platform
  • Marine Siva, in charge of Barometer
  • Rainer Steffens (SNE), in charge of RegHub
  • Piotr Zajączkowski, in charge of SME Policy and Entrepreneurship, EER scheme, Internal Market

Assistants:

  • Teresa Geyer​, in charge of RegHub
  • Francisco Javier Herraiz Ongay, in charge of the general support to ECON Commission legislative work​

To contact the ECON team, please use the Contact form

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