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EU integrated approach to a responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict areas

  • Date: 07/04/2014, 14:30 - 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB – 1C, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/04/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 07/04/2014, 14:30 - 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB – 1C, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/04/2014 12:00

On 5 March 2014, the EU proposed an integrated approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures will make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals. The focus of the approach is to make it easier for companies to source tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold responsibly and to encourage legitimate trading channels.

The integrated EU approach consist of a draft Regulation and a number of accompanying measures set out in a joint Communication. The proposal for a Regulation is based on a public consultation, an impact assessment and extensive consultations with civil society organisations and the OECD, as well as with institutions in producer countries.

The purpose of this meeting is to further discuss and exchange views with civil society on this initiative.


Lead Participants

Mr Michelangelo Margherita, Deputy Head of the Unit for Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Enikö Blaszauer, Policy Officer, Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Rein Nieland, Policy Officer, Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Coordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA

1. Presentation of the integrated EU approach on a responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict areas.

2. Open discussion with civil society organisations.


Related documents

Press release "EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones"


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Borschette Centre, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Ms Roberta Alberti, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Ms Elena Antonakopoulou , Eurometaux
  • Mr. Hideaki Asada, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Ms Valentina Bolognesi, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mrs Else Boonstra , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mrs Else Boonstra , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Sofia Bournou, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Vanessa Buttignon, CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery
  • Mr. Juan J. Cela, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Ms Jarita Christie, TechAmerica Europe
  • Mr Giovanni Corder, EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Ms Maria Crippa, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Mr Pascal De Smit, World Animal Protection
  • Ms Gaelle Dusepulchre, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mr Michaël Geelhand de Merxem, Antwerp World Diamond Centre
  • Ms Sanne Goossens, CECED (European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers)
  • Ms Jessica Göres, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Mr Renaat Hanssens, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Ms Hannah Hüll, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Mrs Dilek Istar Ates, TUSIAD
  • Mr. Theofanis Kakarnias, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Ms. Justine Korwek, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Mr Peter KUNZE, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Liene Laimina, European Organisation for Security
  • Mr Malte Lindenthal, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Ms Ava Lloyd, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Mr Aldo Marino, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Ms Nicole Maréchal, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Ms Annette Meijer, European Express Association
  • Ms Nele Meyer, Amnesty International European Association
  • Ms. Titilayo Obiri, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Ms Sophie Quecke, Beryllium Science & Technology Association
  • Mr Michael Reckordt, PowerShift - Verein fuer eine oekologisch-solidarische Energie- & Weltwirtschaft e.V. (funded)
  • Mr Tom Sallis, Confederation of British Industry
  • Mr Adriaan Scheiris, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Ms Muriel Treibich, Amnesty International European Association
  • Mr René van Sloten, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Ms Elena Vyboldina, Eurometaux
  • Mr Koen Warmenbol, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Ms Lucia Zivec, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe