Joint CEPS-ECRI event. Participation in this event is free of charge for ECRI and CEPS members, non-members may be admitted for €100. A sandwich lunch (€6) will be served before the event, from 12.30 onwards.
The European Commission has recently published a Green Paper to launch a consultation process with stakeholders to help the Commission in identifying the right way to improve market integration in European card, internet and mobile payments. In the quest for more efficient, secure and transparent payment markets, unhindered technical and business innovation plays a key role. The Green Paper states that while the SEPA instruments can provide the basis for more integrated and secure payment innovations, electronic and mobile payments are still faced with a lack of concrete European framework addressing main concerns, such as technical standards, security, inter-operability, and the cooperation between markets participants. This CEPS/ECRI meeting brings together policy makers and the industry representatives to discuss what kind of policy framework would best serve to create innovations that contribute to a more competitive, transparent and secure European payments markets.