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06.12.2016
 

European Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

BRUSSELS – CECE participated in the European Commission’s launch of the ‘Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition’ initiative established to help Europeans in their careers to meet the high demand for digital skills which are essential in today's job market and society. The Coalition is one of the ten key initiatives proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Agenda for Europe. Members of the Coalition (European Commission, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs...

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06.12.2016
 

Making business-education partnerships ‘the new normal’

BRUSSELS – CECE participated in the leaders meeting of the Pact4Youth recently, to endorse a set of proposals that aim to make business-education partnerships the "new normal" across Europe. The meeting was co-chaired by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. A tangible form of these business-education partnerships are internships and dual learning offerings, a combination of study and work. One of the issues to tackle,...

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06.12.2016
 

Industry meets MEPs on skills gap and work organisation

BRUSSELS – CECE joined the European employers’ organisation representing the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries (CEEMET) and the European Forum for Manufacturing (EFM) joint event held last week in the European Parliament. The debate was focused on modern manufacturing, digitalization, balanced workforce and skills. The dinner debate was divided into two parts. First panel on ‘Skills’ was moderated by MEP Martina Dlabajová (ALDE), Employment...

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06.12.2016
 

Machinery and engineering sectors urge Trade Commissioner to keep TTIP issues alive

BRUSSELS – CECE has co-signed a joint letter to the EU Trade Commissioner, urging the EU to continue discussions on improving trade relation with the US, despite the upcoming presidential change. The letter was written together with Orgalime, CEMA, CECIMO and EGMF. Under the new leadership, the free trade agreement under negotiation, TTIP, is expected to be put on hold. However, industry argues that the issues remain of high importance, and that in particular in the machinery and engineering...

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06.12.2016
 

Second Construction Workers Safety Project workshop focusses on standardisation

BRUSSELS – Project partners EFBWW (trade union of construction workers), FIEC (representing the construction industry) and CECE held the second workshop of their joint Workers Safety Project last week in Brussels, this time fully dedicated to the importance of standardisation, and in particular to the queation of how to improve the involvement of all relevant parties (including users of the equipment) in the development of standards. Interest was much higher than anticipated, with...

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06.12.2016
 

EU industrial policy and Brexit under debate

BRUSSELS - The Orgalime General Assembly took the opportunity to debate two ‘hot’ topics for the engineering industry last month: industrial policy and Brexit. First, Antti Peltomäki (Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)) highlighted the importance of the engineering sector in Europe’s economy as motor of growth and employment always supported by high added value products and services. Nevertheless, the industry...

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06.12.2016
 

CECE PT Machinery finalises input to Commission questionnaire

BRUSSELS – The CECE Project Team dealing with the two questionnaires on the evaluation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC finalised the CECE answers. The CECE answers will be sent to the European Commission and Technopolis by mid-December. CECE National Associations will also contribute and their company members will be asked also to respond to these two important questionnaires by the end of December. More info: Stephan.belaen@cece.eu

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06.12.2016
 

AEM and CECE Sign International Exhibition Partnership Agreement

MILWAUKEE – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) have signed a cooperative agreement that will help promote visibility for AEM exhibitions worldwide and a positive global business environment for exhibitors as well as visitors. Bernd Holz, CECE president and director of Ammann Verdichtung GmbH and Ammann sales director Europe, stated: “AEM and CECE are key partners on the international stage, both with regard to...

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06.12.2016
 

CECE Quarterly Economic Bulletin and Technical Bulletin published

BRUSSELS – The latest editions of the CECE Quarterly Economic Bulletin and the CECE Technical Bulletin are now published. The November edition of the CECE Technical Bulletin summarises and reports on the Technical Forum that took place on 7th October 2016 in Prague, during the CECE Congress 2016. Don’t miss your opportunity to get an update on the European construction equipment markets’ situation and the macroeconomic overview of the previous quarter in the November’s edition of the...

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06.12.2016
 

Video impression from CECE Congress 2016

PRAGUE – Did you miss the opportunity to take part in CECE’s exclusive industry event? Now you can relive the insightful debates and presentations, great networking and beautiful surroundings by watching this Video Impression!  Visit www.cece-congress.eu to view the Picture Gallery and to download the presentations.

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06.12.2016
 

CECE partner exhibition news: bauma China 2016 - new opportunities against the odds

Over 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions - bauma China 2016, the 8th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, was successfully held between November 22 and 25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). See the final report and pictures here. Please find exhibitor statements here.

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06.12.2016
 

CECE partner exhibition news: registrations for bauma Conexpo Africa 2018 are open

-     Application documents online -     African economy anticipating positive recovery -     Organizers expecting over 600 exhibitors Click here for the full press release online. Further information and pictures: www.bcafrica.com.

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