The European Commission launched today a call for applications to enrol up to 60 members for the Global Gateway Business Advisory Group. The group will gather CEOs or senior executives of European companies and business associations for exchanges with the President of the Commission and relevant members of the College on the roll-out of Global Gateway. It will assist the European Commission in strengthening cooperation with the European private sector in a structured way as part of the Global Gateway strategy and its implementation. The call for applications is open until 20 April 2023.
European Commission President von der Leyen said: “Thanks to Global Gateway, the EU is investing in smart, clean and sustainable connections across the globe to boost trade, strengthen value chains and expand economic opportunities, for the EU and our partners. We need both public and private investments to deliver faster on the green and digital transitions and the global recovery. The Global Gateway Business Advisory Group will help to work closer together to fully take advantage of their expertise and deliver transformative impact for our partners”.
Mobilising the private sector is a critical contribution to stepping up investments under Global Gateway. The Business Advisory Group will ensure that the inputs from the private sector are fully factored in the implementation of Global Gateway. The aim is to boost the impact of Global Gateway investments, which cover digital, energy and transport sectors, as well as strengthening health, education and research systems, across the world.
About the Global Gateway Business Advisory Group
The group will consist of EU private sector organisations with relevant experience in sectors covered by Global Gateway and an interest in engaging in Global Gateway projects. Members of the group will include a mix of EU companies, from small to large, as well as trade and business associations and established business networks. Members will be appointed for three years and have to be headquartered in the European Union. The first regular high-level meeting of the Business Advisory Group will take place in the second half of 2023.
Applications have to be submitted before 20/04/2023, 14:00 CET, to the following mailbox: EC-GGBAG@ec.europa.eu.
The call for applications, the terms of reference and other information can be found here.
While members need to apply to the call, a selection of international organisations and networks and European finance institutions may be directly invited by the Commission as observers.