Events in the Parliament

INVITATION only | How to make Europe’s energy transition a reality with the help of smart technologies (February 19)


The European Smart Energy Solution Providers – ESMIG is delighted to invite you to an evening dinner, co-hosted by Ms Maria Carvalho MEP (EPP/PT), Mr Ville Niinistö MEP (Greens/FI) and Ms Claudia Gamon MEP (Renew/AT).

The event will be held on Wednesday, 19th of February from 18.30 to 21.30 at the European Parliament Members’ Salon, ASP 0 G salon, in Brussels and will consist of a discussion on how to make Europe’s energy transition a reality with the help of smart technologies.

Mr Thor-Sten Vertmann, Member of the Cabinet Member of Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, Mr Zeljko Krevzelj, Counsellor for Energy, Croatian Presidency of the EU and Mr Mark Van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, DG ENER, European Commission and Mr Dieter Brunner, President of ESMIG and President of the board of Directors at Iskraemeco, will be the distinguished guest speakers for the evening.

Please follow this link to download the programme of the evening.

Please note that this is an invitation only event


About the event

The question of climate and the necessity to implement a highly needed energy transition has gained further momentum in the European and international global agenda. In addition, the new President of the European Commission, Ms Ursula Von der Leyen, pledged to make a “European Green Deal to become Europe’s hallmark” and appointed Mr Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, as well as Climate Action Commissioner.

Within this context, the “importance of integrated, holistic and balanced non-market approaches”, as outlined in the Paris Agreement, has emerged as a crucial question of the energy transition process and has dotted the bottom lines for an energy-generation based on demand, rather than on market developments, as well as for a regulatory framework that encourages the trend towards a digitalised, decentralised, consumer focused energy system.

In fact, this approach concentrates the attention more and more on the implementation of the existing regulatory framework and emphasises the importance of the end-users, who should be able to become both producers and consumers, namely “prosumers”, and be incentivised to take a more active part in the energy transition due to the easy management of their own data.

As a result, the European Smart Energy Solution Providers (ESMIG) has pledged to enable the consumer to proactively engage in the European energy transition by using their data to manage their consumption, produce and store their own energy according to their demands, and potentially trade with other consumers or energy providers.

To make this new energy market a reality, a clear regulatory framework and a resolute policy implementation are necessary in order to create the right market conditions and to place the consumer at the heart of the energy system.

The guarantee of the security of data provided by the consumers and how to ensure their privacy are also matters of concern as the decentralised energy distribution systems may give more opportunity for cyber attacks, if they are not carefully designed and equipped to prevent them.

The event will bring together a cross-national and cross-party group of MEPs, Policy Advisors and Professionals interested in the energy transition towards a digitalised, decentralised, consumer focused energy system integrating renewables, as well as in the implementation of the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package.

The event will commence with a welcome drink followed by the introductory and keynote speeches at 18.30 pm, and a discussion at 20.00 pm.

During the dinner there will be the opportunity for questions and answers.

We look forward to seeing you at 18.30 pm on the 19th of February 2020 at the European Parliament Members’ Salon, ASP 0 G salon, Brussels.



OIF – Bruxelles : Concertation avec les députés européennes francophones autour de la problématique de la crise migratoire



La Représentation de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie auprès de l’Union européenne organise, dans un souci d’articulation de son action avec les Députés européens, une concertation francophone autour de la problématique de la crise migratoire, le 9 décembre 2015 de 14h30 à 16h30 en salle Jozsef Antall 4Q1.

Cette rencontre est parrainée par le Député Louis Michel et co-présidée par le Délégué général du Québec, M. Michel Audet.

Logo OIF

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que Monsieur Laurent Muschel, Directeur Direction C, Migration et Protection, DG Home, Commission européenne, Monsieur Dan Van Raemdonck, Secrétaire général de la Fédération internationale des Ligues des droits de l’Homme (FIDH) et Monsiuer Pascal Reyntjens, Chef de mission pour la Belgique et le Luxembourg de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), nous feront l’honneur d’intervenir lors de cette concertation.

INTRODUCING THE EUROPEAN TECH ALLIANCE | European in origin, Global in mindset | Tuesday, 27 October 2015, European Parliament, Strasbourg


Speech of Vice-President Ansip at the launch of the European Tech Alliance, Strasbourg, France







European in origin, Global in mindset

27 October 2015 | 09:30 – 12:00
Including product demonstrations and time to interact with member CEOs

Entrance via the Winston Churchill (WIC) building

Pierre Pflimlin Building (room F03101),
Allée Spach, European Parliament, 67070 Strasbourg

Hosted by Catherine Stihler MEP

Key note speech

by Andrus Ansip,

Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

Introductory remarks

by  Niklas Zennström,

CEO of Atomico & Founder of Skype European Tech Alliance President

The Alliance is a group of fast-growing tech companies that have been built in Europe. All members have recently found success and now want to scale up, so as to continue to grow and compete globally.

Europe is good at tech and the sector is already contributing enormously to the economy both in terms of driving investment and creating highly skilled jobs. The Alliance members want to use their collective experience to feed into the push to strengthen Europe’s digital economy.



Tuesday, 27th October 2015, Strasbourg


Registration & coffee

Product demonstration & interaction with member CEOs

Catherine Stihler, Member of the European Parliament


Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

Introductory remarks & official launch
Niklas Zennström, European Tech Alliance President, CEO of Atomico & Founder of Skype

Moderated interactive debate
by James Crisp, Deputy news editor at


Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

CEOs of Alliance member companies