Vice-President Ansip, Commissioners Thyssen and Moedas participate in the G7 ministerial meetings in Turin, Italy

Several Commissioners participate in the G7 innovation week dedicated to Industry and ICT, Science and Labour taking place in Turin, Italy (programme). Tonight and tomorrow Vice-President Andrus Ansip will take part in the ministerial meetings dedicated to industry and ICT, which will focus on the competitiveness of SMEs in the next production revolution; the free flow of information, digital infrastructure, standards and artificial intelligence; and cybersecurity and intellectual property rights. This will be the occasion for the Vice-President to present the recent proposals of the Commission on the free flow of non-personal data (press release) and cybersecurity (press release).A press conference will take place on Tuesday at 12:30 CET. In the margins of the event, the Vice-President will meet Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains. He will also meet Japan’s State Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Shinsuke Okuno and Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Daisaku Hiraki. Commissioner Carlos Moedas will travel to Turin on Wednesday 27 September and participates in the G7 Science Ministerial Meeting until Thursday 28 September. The objective of the thematic discussion he will attend is to analyse how researchers could better contribute to the economic growth. A press conference will take place on Thursday at 17.30 CET. Commissioner Marianne Thyssen will represent the EU in the meeting of the G7 labour and employment ministers on 29 and 30 September. More info on her visit will be published later in the week.