Task Forces

  • Climate change has become a very important domain for EU policy. This refers not only to showing EU leadership in combating climate change, but also at a more general level, as a centrepiece of the “Europe 2020” economic growth strategy. This strategy has identified “sustainable growth” to promote a more resource-efficient, greener and more competitive economy, as one of its five pillars. Climate change was also identified as an issue that has strengthened the EU’s standing in the world, in the context of the broad EU image and priorities.

  • The overall level of education and more precisely the skills, abilities and creativity of European citizens constitute a key determinant for European competiveness. On this point the official EU institutions and economists agree. This is one of the reasons why the Europe 2020 strategy has put the tertiary graduation rate as one of its five headline targets.

  • In current EU policy, the Electricity Directive (2009/72/EC) and the Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) consider the deployment of intelligent metering as a key step towards energy efficiency. The European Council of February 2011 recognised the important role of smart grids and invited member states, in liaison with European standardisation bodies and industry, “to accelerate work with a view to adopting technical standards for electric vehicle charging systems by mid-2011 and for smart grids and meters by the end of 2012”.

  • Data Protection policies have made a very interesting trajectory in the last years, from being a niche regulatory subject to a mainstream concern for individual and business. Policymakers and stakeholders have now a strong interest in policies and regulation of personal data protection, especially in the context of the EU Data Protection Reform.

  • The purpose of the CEPS’s Task Force on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is to develop a dialogue among stakeholders, EU institutions, consumer representatives, Internet advocacy groups and academics on the future of copyright in the EU Digital Single Market and in a fully globalised economy.

  • CEPS and ECMI wish to engage market participants, together with international experts, academics and regulators, in a discussion on long-term investing and long-term saving products, including private retirement savings. The purpose of this Task Force is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders and deliver a list of policy recommendations to strengthen both (a) the single market for long-term savings, including private retirement savings, and (b) long-term investing in Europe, given its role in promoting growth and ensuring the provision of adequate retirement income.

  • In today’s world, financial and technological innovations are changing the space of information and the increasing use of electronic commerce is creating new demand for credit data and its security. The proposal for data protection regulation adopted by the Commission is therefore intended to provide a solid ground for functioning digital markets and protection for consumers.

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the EU ETS Review Issues is the third initiative of the  CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

    Among the contributions made by this TF we can count:

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the CDM Policy Review is the second initiative of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on New Market Mechanisms under the UNFCCC is the first initiative of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.
     

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