Cerame-Unie & Sectors

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4 May 2021

ROADMAP FOR A GREENHOUSE GAS NEUTRAL BRICK & ROOF TILE INDUSTRY IN GERMANY

Publication

Please consult here the German Brick & Roof Tile Industry Roadmap for greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050.
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Cerame-Unie
24 February 2021

VACANCY: INTERNSHIP IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (CLIMATE, ENERGY & TRADE)

News

The position is remunerated and available for 6 months with a preferred start on 29 March 2021. If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter, before Wednesday 10 March 2021.
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Cerame-Unie
2 February 2021

REPORT | CU CYCLE OF WEBINARS ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Publication

Please consult here the Report with key messages shared by the speakers, during the CU Cycle of Webinars on Circular Economy.
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Cerame-Unie
14 January 2021

EPCF WEBINAR VIDEO | "MAKING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL AND CBAS FIT FOR SMES?"

Media

Discover the đŸ—ïž key messages shared by the exceptional speakers of the EPCF Webinar on how to make the EU Green Deal and CBAs fit for SMEs, held in the context of the 2020 European Ceramic Days, on 17 November.
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Cerame-Unie
17 December 2020

EPCF WEBINAR VIDEO | "TRADE POLICY REVIEW: THE ROAD TO AN OPEN STRATEGIC AUTONOMY"

Media

Discover the đŸ—ïž key messages shared by the exceptional speakers of the EPCF Webinar on the EU Trade Policy Review, held in the context of the 2020 European Ceramic Days, on 17 November.
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Cerame-Unie
27 November 2020

VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE & COMMUNICATIONS TRAINEESHIP

News

The position is remunerated and available for 6 months with a preferred start on 1 February 2021. If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter, before Friday 11 December 2020.
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Cerame-Unie
18 November 2020

EUMICON DIGITAL CONFERENCE 2020 | "RECOVERY. MADE IN EUROPE“ | 18 NOVEMBER | 14.30-17.00 | ONLINE EVENT

Event

EUMICON has the pleasure of inviting you to the digital conference "Recovery. Made in Europe", to take place on 18 November.
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Cerame-Unie
16 November 2020 - 18 November 2020

2020 EUROPEAN CERAMIC DAYS & EPCF WEBINARS ON TRADE, DECARBONISATION AND SMES

Event

The 2020 European Ceramic Days took place from 16-18 November, via Web Meetings and Live Streamed Webinars, attended by more than 150 participants worldwide.
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Cerame-Unie
26 October 2020

CU WEBINAR | “REFRACTORIES FOSTERING ENERGY INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES’ COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH CIRCULAR ECONOMY”| 26 OCTOBER 2020| 10H00-11H30 | ZOOM

Event

The Webinar "Refractories fostering Energy Intensive Industries’ competitiveness through Circular Economy", took place today Monday 26 October and counted with the attendance of more than 120 participants.
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Cerame-Unie
21 September 2020

PRESS RELEASE | CERAME-UNIE POSITION | REVIEW OF ETS STATE AID GUIDELINES

Press release

Please consult here the Press Release stating the position of Cerame-Unie and the European Ceramic Industry torwards the review of the ETS State Aid Guidelines.
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Cerame-Unie
30 September 2020

CU WEBINAR | SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION THROUGH CIRCULAR ECONOMY UNDER THE GREEN DEAL | 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 | 10H00-11H30

Event

The CU Webinar “Sustainable Construction through Circular Economy under the Green Deal” took place today 30 September 2020 and counted with the attendance of more than 175 participants.
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Cerame-Unie
16 July 2020

THE EU RECOVERY PACKAGE: ADDRESSING THE MOST URGENT NEEDS AND CONTRIBUTING TO A MORE RESILIENT EUROPE

Press release

Ahead of the European Council summit on 17-18 July, Cerame-Unie calls on the Member States to quickly reach an agreement on the Recovery Plan and stresses the urgency of securing immediate access to liquidity particularly for SMEs.
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Cerame-Unie
25 June 2020

CLEAN HYDROGEN LETTER | INDUSTRY | VP TIMMERMANS

News

Clean Hydrogen Letter Supported by 33 of Europe’s Biggest Industry Associations and Companies.
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Cerame-Unie
25 June 2020

EC NOTICE OF INITIATION | EXAMINATION PROCEDURE AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA SASO QUALITY MARK

News

Commission launches an examination procedure against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on technical requirements affecting European ceramic tiles imports.
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Cerame-Unie
19 June 2020

CERAME-UNIE BROCHURE ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY | BEST PRACTICES FROM THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY

Publication

Cerame-Unie is delighted to present our Brochure on Circular Economy and Sustainability - Best Practises from the Ceramic Industry.
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Cerame-Unie
30 June 2020

EPCF & CU WEBINAR “DECARBONISATION PATHWAYS RELATED TO INDIRECT EMISSIONS IN THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY, UNDER THE GREEN DEAL” | 30 JUNE 2020 | 10H00-11H30

Event

The EPCF & CU Webinar “Decarbonisation pathways related to indirect emissions in the Ceramic Industry, under the Green Deal” took place on 30 June 2020 and counted with the attendance of more than 120 participants.
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Cerame-Unie
18 June 2020

VACANCY: INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE AND ENERGY)

News

The position is available starting from mid August / beginning of September, with a duration of 6 months. If interested, please send your CV and motivation letter before Wednesday 8th July 2020.
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Cerame-Unie
19 June 2020

CU KICK-OFF WEBINAR ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY | 19 JUNE 2020 | 10H00-11H30

Event

The CU Webinar dedicated to discussing the “Opportunities of circular economy for the ceramic industry in the context of the European Green Deal”, took place on 19 June and counted with the attendance of more than 170 participants.
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Sectors
16 September 2020 - 17 September 2020

63RD ICR INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON REFRACTORIES

Event

The International Conference on Refractories is being held annually, with the topic in 2020 “REFRACTORIES enabling high temperature technologies.”
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Sectors
1 September 2020 - 3 September 2020

REFRACTORIES - KEY TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Event

The seminar will give a broad overview on the science and the applications of refractories.
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Sectors
18 June 2020 - 19 June 2020

ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GERMAN REFRACTORY ASSOCIATION (VERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN FEUERFEST-INDUSTRIE E. V., VDFFI)

Event

The Annual Assembly of the German Refractory Association (Verband der deutschen Feuerfest-Industrie e. V., VDFFI) is scheduled on 18-19 June 2020 and will take place in Braunschweig, Germany.
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Sectors
30 March 2020

PRE POSITION STATEMENT ON COVID-19

News

PRE published a position statement on refractories being an essential industry in regards to COVID-19.
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Cerame-Unie
20 February 2020

PRESS RELEASE: CERAMIC INDUSTRY DISCUSSION WITH TRADE COMMISSIONER PHIL HOGAN ON THE INDUSTRY’S PRIORITIES

Press release

On 13 February 2020, a meeting with Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was hosted in Strasbourg at the initiative of MEP Rodríguez-Piñero, Chair of the EP Ceramics Forum, to discuss the future of the ceramic industry in the EU.
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Cerame-Unie
20 January 2020

CERAME-UNIE'S FEEDBACK ON ROADMAP ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY ACTION PLAN

News

On 23 December 2019, the European Commission has published a roadmap on the upcoming Circular Economy Action Plan to be adopted in March 2020. Cerame-Unie has submitted an answer on behalf of the European ceramic industry.
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Cerame-Unie
13 January 2020

VACANCY: PAID INTERNSHIP IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (STARTING MARCH 2020)

News

6 month paid internship in European Public Affairs. Interested candidates should send their CV and Motivation Letter by Friday 24 January 2020.
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Sectors
3 December 2019

FEPF APPOINTS DR. TILLMANN BLASCHKE AS INCOMING PRESIDENT

Press release

On 21 November, during the 2019 Ceramic Days, the FEPF (European Federation of Ceramic Table- and Ornamentalware) General Assembly appointed its new president, Dr. Tillmann Blaschke.
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Sectors
12 November 2019

26TH EDITION | WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM | 6-9 NOVEMBER 2019 | BERLIN, GERMANY

Press release

The 26th World Ceramic Tiles Forum (WCTF) was hosted on 7 and 8 November in Berlin, Germany, by the European Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers’ Federation (CET) and the Bundesverband Keramische Fliesen (BKF).
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Cerame-Unie
31 October 2019

VACANCY: PAID INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENT & TECHNICAL AFFAIRS (STARTING JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020)

News

6 month paid internship in Environment & Technical Affairs. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by Friday 22 November 2019.
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Sectors
13 October 2019 - 16 October 2018

16TH BIENNIAL WORLDWIDE CONGRESS UNITECR 2019

Event

The 16th Biennial Worldwide Congress UNITECR 2019 is scheduled on 13-16 October 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.
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Sectors
25 September 2019 - 26 September 2019

62ND INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON REFRACTORIES

Event

The 62nd International Colloquium on Refractories is scheduled on 25-26 September 2019 in Aachen, Germany.
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Sectors
3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019

ECREF SEMINAR: REFRACTORIES - KEY TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Event

A seminar event organised by ECREF, in co-operation with PRE, is scheduled on 3-5 September 2019 in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.
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Cerame-Unie
1 August 2019

VACANCY (SEP 2019): PAID INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS

News

6 month paid internship in communications. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 28 August 2019.
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Cerame-Unie
1 August 2019

VACANCY (SEP 2019): PAID INTERNSHIP IN EVENT MANAGEMENT

News

6 month paid internship in event management. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 28 August 2019.
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Cerame-Unie
20 November 2019 - 21 November 2019

EUROPEAN CERAMIC DAYS 2019

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the pre-eminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Wednesday, 20 November until Thursday, 21 November 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
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Cerame-Unie
1 July 2019

VACANCY (SEP/OCT 2019): PAID INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENT & TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

News

6 month paid internship in Environment & Technical Affairs. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 2 August 2019.
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Sectors
12 June 2019 - 14 June 2019

PRE CONGRESS 2019

Event

The PRE Congress 2019 is scheduled on 12-14 June 2019 in Trieste, Italy.
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Sectors
6 June 2019 - 7 June 2019

ANNUAL ASSEMBLY VDFFI

Event

The Annual Assembly of the German Refractory Industry Association is scheduled on 6-7 June 2019 and will convene in Baden Baden, Germany.
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Cerame-Unie
21 February 2019

VACANCY (FEB 2019): PAID INTERNSHIP IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (TRADE & COMPETITIVENESS)

News

6 month paid internship in European Public Affairs with a focus on trade policy and competitiveness. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 27 February 2019.
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Cerame-Unie
23 January 2019

CERAME-UNIE NOMINATED FOR BEST EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2019

News

Cerame-Unie has been nominated for Best European Association at the European Association Awards 2019 for its exemplary representation of industry at the EU-level. The awards ceremony takes place 28 March in Brussels.
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Cerame-Unie
17 December 2018

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS AN INTERN IN ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

News

6 month paid internship in European environmental affairs with a focus on the technical aspects of environmental policy. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 20 January 2019.
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Cerame-Unie
4 December 2018

CERAME-UNIE MANIFESTO 2019-24

Publication

Supporting 600,000 jobs to produce a vast array of unrivalled products, and a production value of €31bn, our Manifesto calls policymakers to action to support this indispensable industry.
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Cerame-Unie
9 November 2018

JOB VACANCY: CONSTRUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

News

Construction & Sustainability Manager working on sustainable construction, circular economy, energy efficiency of buildings and more. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 30 November 2018.
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Cerame-Unie
14 August 2018

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS AN INTERN IN CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY

News

6 month paid internship in European Public Affairs with a focus on climate and energy policy. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 27 August 2018.
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Cerame-Unie
4 December 2018 - 5 December 2018

EUROPEAN CERAMIC DAYS 2018

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the pre-eminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, took place from Tuesday 4 December until Wednesday 5 December 2018 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
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Cerame-Unie
29 June 2018

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS AN INTERN IN TRADE POLICY

Document

6 month paid internship in European Public Affairs with a focus on trade policy. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 15 July 2018.
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Sectors
25 June 2018

EUROPEAN ROOF TILES AND BRICK EXECUTIVES ATTEND THE 2018 TBE CONGRESS

Event

The 2018 TBE Congress took place on 21-22 June in GdaƄsk, Poland, hosted by the Employers Association of Building Ceramics and TBE. It gathered around 100 executives from tiles and bricks companies and national associations from all over Europe.
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Sectors
18 June 2018

CERAMIC TILES EXECUTIVES ATTEND THE CET CONGRESS 2018 IN KRAKOW

Event

The 2018 CET Congress took place on 14-16 June in Krakow, Poland, hosted by the Polish Ceramic Association. It gathered 25 executives from tiles and bricks companies and national associations from all over Europe.
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Cerame-Unie
14 June 2018

CERAME-UNIE INFOGRAPHIC VIDEO

Media

Cerame-Unie is very happy to present our infographic animated video on the European ceramics industry. The video introduces to audiences the multitude of applications and uses for ceramic products in our everyday lives, as consumers and as industry.
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Sectors
6 June 2018 - 8 June 2018

2018 PRE CONGRESS

Event

2018 PRE CONGRESS
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Cerame-Unie
31 May 2018

CERAME-UNIE HAS UPDATED ITS PRIVACY POLICY

Document

In line with the latest entry into force of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, Cerame-Unie has updated its privacy policy.
Sectors
6 April 2018

1ST COMMON EUROPEAN SEMINAR ON REACH – CLP – OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

News

European Seminar on REACH – CLP – Occupational Safety - Challenges for the Refractory Industry.
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Cerame-Unie
29 March 2018

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS A OFFICE MANAGER

News

Cerame-Unie is looking for a Office Manager. The Office Manager under the supervision of the Director General will take care of office management (including finances, payroll administration, facilities, legal, IT and administration)
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Sectors
22 March 2018

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MEETING FOR EUROPEAN BATHROOM FORUM

Press release

A solid, credible and industry wide acceptable European wide Water Label, which can be viewed by the European Commission as a Voluntary Agreement, is a step closer following the last European Bathroom Forum (EBF) meeting held in Frankfurt.
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Cerame-Unie
19 March 2018

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS A EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN (FOCUS ON TRADE POLICY)

News

Cerame-Unie is looking for an intern in European Public Affairs (focus on trade policy). The intern will gain practical knowledge and better understanding of EU institutions and international processes while carrying out different tasks.
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Cerame-Unie
13 February 2018

A.SPIRE SEEKS A PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGER (M/F)

News

A.SPIRE s looking for a Project/Programme Manager responsible of having an overview of SPIRE projects and SPIRE calls within H2020.
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Sectors
10 January 2018

THE WATER LABEL

News

The Water Label is a voluntary industry led Scheme. It has evolved across the European Bathroom Industry over 12 years.
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Cerame-Unie
3 January 2018

STAFF CHANGES AT CERAME-UNIE

News

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Sectors
4 December 2017

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN CHINA

Press release

The 24th World Ceramic Tiles Forum (WCTF) was hosted on 30 November and 1 December in Guangzhou, Guang-dong Province, China, by the Chinese Building Ceramics Association (CBCSA) and the Xian Yang Research & Design Institute of Ceramics (CNBM).
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Sectors
20 November 2017

COMMISSION STUDY ASSESSES REGULATORY COSTS FOR THE EU CERAMIC INDUSTRY

Press release

A Commission study has assessed the cumulative cost of implementing regulation for the European ceramic industry.
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Sectors
30 October 2017

ANALYSIS OF THE CUMULATIVE COST ASSESSMENT OF THE EU CERAMICS INDUSTRY

News

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in partnership with Economisti Associati and Ecorys Brussels, carried out the “Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries” for the European Commission.
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Cerame-Unie
24 October 2017

FOR AN AMBITIOUS EU INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: GOING FURTHER

Document

Cerame-Unie along with 125 European industrial associations co-signed the joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”
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Sectors
20 October 2017

60TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON REFRACTORIES 2017

News

On 18 October, PRE attended the 60th International Colloquium on Refractories 2017in Aachen, Germany hosted by the European Centre for Refractories (ECREF) and German Refractory Industry Association (VDFFI).
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Cerame-Unie
21 November 2017 - 22 November 2017

2017 EUROPEAN CERAMIC DAYS

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Tuesday 21 November until Wednesday 22 November.
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Sectors
2 October 2017

2ND WORLD REFRACTORIES ASSOCIATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY

News

The Second World Refractories Association General Assembly took place on 27 September in Santiago de Chile, in the context of the UNITECR 2017.
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Sectors
2 October 2017

UNITECR 2017

News

PRE attended the 15th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories in Santiago de Chile on 26-29 September.
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Sectors
29 September 2017

EUROPEAN BATHROOM FORUM - WATER LABEL GAINING MORE AND MORE SUPPORTERS

News

The European Bathroom Industry took a major step forward during the CERSAIE Ceramic Fair in Bologna Italy.
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Sectors
11 September 2017

3RD EUROPEAN SEMINAR ON REFRACTORIES - KEY TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

News

On 5 to 7 September 2017, ECREF, the European Centre for Refractories and PRE co-organised for the 3rd time a seminar on refractories.
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Sectors
25 July 2017

GUIDANCE FOR THE DOP AND CE MARKING OF SANITARY APPLIANCES

News

This guidance paper is drafted by the technical experts the European trade association for ceramic sanitary ware (FECS) chaired by the German trade association for ceramic sanitary ware (FSKI).
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Sectors
18 July 2017

THE EUROPEAN BATHROOM FORUM PROMOTES THE CREATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL FOR THE BATHROOM SPACE

News

In a meeting held in Barcelona on the 11th July, the European Bathroom Forum defined the next steps to be taken in order to implement the Water Label initiative.
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Cerame-Unie
3 July 2017

NEW STAFF AT CERAME-UNIE

News

Daniela Vigilante takes on the the Environment and Innovation Manager position and InĂȘs FerrĂŁo takes on the Assistant to Sectorial Projects and Administrative Support position.
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Sectors
19 June 2017

2017 CET CONGRESS

News

The European Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers’ Federation (CET) held its annual congress in CĂČrdoba from 15 to 17 June 2017
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Cerame-Unie
12 June 2017

CU TRADE WORKING GROUP MEETING WITH DG TRADE

News

CU Trade Working Group met with DG Trade.
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Cerame-Unie
9 June 2017

A.SPIRE PUBLISHES VIEWPOINT PAPER ON FP9 “THE SPIRE PPP – CREATING A VISIBLE IMPACT ON THE EU’S COMPETITIVENESS”

News

A.SPIRE, the European Association that manages the Sustainable Process Industry Public-Private Partnership (SPIRE), has publishes its viewpoint paper on Framework Partnership Nine (FP9).
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Sectors
1 June 2017

2017 MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

News

New TBE President and new FEPF Vice-President
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Sectors
29 May 2017

LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN BATHROOM FORUM

News

The kick-off meeting of the European Bathroom Forum (EBF) took place on 22 May at the Cerame-Unie offices in Brussels.
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Sectors
25 April 2017

EUROPEAN WATER LABEL AT ISH FRANKFURT 2017

News

The European Water Label (EWL) was present at ISH Frankfurt on 14-17 March 2017,
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Cerame-Unie
20 April 2017

CU BOARD OF PRESIDENTS MEETING WITH DEPUTY DIRECTORS GENERAL OF DG GROW & DG TRADE

News

On the occasion of the Board of Presidents meeting in Brussels of 19 April, CU President and Presi-dents of PRE, TBE and FEPF met Deputy Director of DG Trade Joost Korte on 20 April.
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Cerame-Unie
15 March 2017

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

News

Position with a permanent contract and an attractive benefits package. This full-time position is available starting from 15 April 2017. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 27 March 2017.
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Sectors
16 March 2017 - 15 March 2017

INDUSTRY MUTUAL COOPERATION TOWARD ONE LABELLING SCHEME

Event

To launch the next phase of development in the journey of labelling water and energy bathroom products, a meeting of interested parties will discuss and debate the findings of recent Industry discussions.
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Cerame-Unie
7 June 2017 - 9 June 2017

2017 PRE CONGRESS

Event

The PRE Congress will take place from 7 to 9 June 2016 in Chester, UK.
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Cerame-Unie
17 January 2017

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS A ENVIRONMENT AND INNOVATION MANAGER

News

Position with a permanent contract and an attractive benefits package. This full-time position is available starting from 1 March 2017. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 8 February 2017.
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Sectors
2 January 2017

2017 MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

News

Every January brings about changes to Cerame-Unie's membership. In 2017, a new presidents and a national association join the umbrella association
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Cerame-Unie
1 January 2017

NEXT EUTECER MEETING IN APRIL 2017

Event

The next EuTeCer meeting will take place on Monday 24 April, from 16:00h to 18:00h at the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany.
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Sectors
22 June 2017 - 23 June 2017

2017 TBE CONGRESS

Event

The 2017 TBE Congress will take place on 22-23 June in Nice, France will gather 100 executives from tiles and bricks companies and associations from all over Europe.
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Cerame-Unie
29 November 2016 - 1 December 2016

2016 CERAMIC DAYS

Event

The Ceramic Days, the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Tuesday 29 November until Thursday 1 December 2016.
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Cerame-Unie
2 September 2016

MEP MORIN-CHARTIER VISITS FRENCH ROOF TILES COMPANY

News

On 27 May 2016, French MEP Elisabeth Morin-Chartier met with Cerame-Unie and the French Federation of Roof Tiles and Bricks member Terreal in RoumaziĂšres-Loubert, France.
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Cerame-Unie
1 September 2016

NEW STAFF JOINS CERAME-UNIE

News

Mayssa Vande Vyvre takes on the Communication and Events Officer position and Charlotte Beaudry joins the team as the intern in trade for the next 6 months.
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Sectors
1 September 2016

WRA BOARD MEETS IN LONDON

News

The Board meeting of the World Refractories Association (WRA), held in April in London, brought together 14 CEOs and Association Presidents from 5 different continents.
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Sectors
1 September 2016

PRE CONGRESS 2016 IN KRAKOW, POLAND

News

The 63rd PRE congress took place in Krakow, Poland and was attended by over 80 participants from 13 European countries.
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Cerame-Unie
29 August 2016

CUMULATIVE COSTS ASSESSMENT (CCA)

News

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in partnership with Economisti Associati and Ecorys Brussels, is carrying out the “Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries” for the European Commission.
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Sectors
29 August 2016

CUMULATIVE COSTS ASSESSMENT (CCA)

News

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in partnership with Economisti Associati and Ecorys Brussels, is carrying out the “Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries” for the European Commission.
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Sectors
28 June 2016

CET CONGRESS IN HAMBURG

News

This year’s CET Congress was held on 16-18 June in Hamburg, kindly hosted by the German Ceramic Tiles Association.
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Sectors
23 June 2016 - 24 June 2016

2016 TBE CONGRESS

Event

The 2016 TBE Congress will take place on 23-24 June in Luzern, Switzerland, hosted by the Association of the Swiss Clay Brick and Roofing Tile Industry, SwissBrick.ch.
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Cerame-Unie
22 June 2016

UK CERAMIC JOBS BETTER PROMOTED INSIDE THAN OUTSIDE THE EU!

Press release

22 June 2016, Brussels – Whether at EU level or UK level, the Ceramic Industry is an export champion in need of a strong and proactive trade policy to promote market access while ensuring protection against unfair trade practices.
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Sectors
8 June 2016 - 10 June 2016

2016 PRE CONGRESS

Event

The PRE Congress is a unique annual event bringing together refractories manufacturers from all over Europe to network and discuss key policy developments. This year’s PRE Congress will take place from 8 to 10 June 2016 in Krakow, Poland.
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Cerame-Unie
2 May 2016

EXPANDED CLAY JOINS CERAME-UNIE AS TENTH CERAMIC SECTOR

Press release

Today the European expanded clay association (EXCA) joins Cerame-Unie as its newest member and tenth sector. This addition further unites the European ceramic industry under the umbrella association Cerame-Unie.
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Cerame-Unie
29 April 2016

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Publication

As well as production and trade statistics, this edition of our Annual Report contains an update on CU communications and covers all major achievements per policy area.
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Cerame-Unie
29 April 2016

INFOGRAPHIC - ABOUT CERAME-UNIE

Publication

Cerame-Unie is the industry association representing the European ceramic industry structured in ten sectors.
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Cerame-Unie
26 April 2016

CUMULATIVE COSTS ASSESSMENT (CCA) OPEN MIRROR GROUP WORKSHOP

Event

The Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries aims to identify, assess and quantify regulatory costs of EU legislation. The Workshop will address the rationale and scope, the state of play and the role of stakeholders.
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Cerame-Unie
13 April 2016

CERAME-UNIE SEEKS COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS OFFICER

News

An entry-level position with a permanent contract and an attractive benefits package. This full-time position is available starting from 17 May 2016. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 27 April.
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Cerame-Unie
4 March 2016

MEP BELDER VISITS DUTCH BRICK PLANT

News

On 4 March, MEP Bas Belder (Netherlands, ECR) met the Royal Dutch Association for Building Ceramics (KNB) and visited brick manufacturer Rodruza De Zandberg in Gendt.
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Cerame-Unie
29 February 2016

REPORT - 16TH EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CERAMICS FORUM

Publication

We are pleased to announce the publication of the report of the 16th European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF) Plenary, held on 1 December 2015 in Brussels.
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Cerame-Unie
10 February 2016

MEP PROUST VISITS FRENCH ROOF TILES COMPANY

News

On 10 February 2016, French MEP Franck Proust met with Cerame-Unie and the French Federation of Roof Tiles & Bricks member Terreal in SĂ©gala, France.
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Cerame-Unie
1 February 2016 - 5 February 2016

CEVISAMA 2016

Event

Cevisama 2016 will be held from 1 to 5 February in Valencia, Spain.
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Cerame-Unie
6 January 2016

NEW STAFF JOINS CERAME-UNIE RANKS

News

Stéphane Noël takes on the Environmental and Technical dossiers while Astrid Volckaert is on maternity leave and Camille Maury is Cerame-Unie's new European Affairs Manager.
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Sectors
4 January 2016

2016 MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

News

In the second half of 2015, Cerame-Unie's membership gained two new presidents and two national associations.
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Cerame-Unie
31 December 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CERAME-UNIE 2016

News

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Cerame-Unie
18 December 2015

EU POLICYMAKERS ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF NATURA 2000

News

EU officials in the European Parliament discuss the interpretation and implementation of Natura 2000 with the Dutch brick industry.
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Cerame-Unie
4 December 2015

MEP DALTON CALLS FOR EQUAL TREATMENT OF ALL ENERGY INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES

News

In a BBC Radio Stoke interview, MEP Dan Dalton called for equal carbon leakage protection for all energy intensive industries, including ceramics, under the review of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme post 2020.
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Cerame-Unie
3 December 2015

MEP GIESEKE VISITS GERMAN FACING BRICK COMPANY

News

On 3 December 2015 German MEP Jens Gieseke visited the facing brick company Olfry in northern Germany. He took a tour of the brickworks with Udo von Frydag, the company’s owner, and Martin Roth, German TBE member.
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Cerame-Unie
1 December 2015

2015 CERAMIC DAYS

Event

On 1 December 2015 the European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF) met for its 16th Plenary meeting in Brussels. The Plenary meeting took in the context of the 2015 Ceramic Days organised by Cerame-Unie from 30 November to 2 December.
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Sectors
11 November 2015 - 14 November 2015

22ND WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN SPAIN

Event

The 22nd World Ceramic Tiles Forum took place on 11-14 November in Sevilla, Spain hosted by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, in conjunction with the ISO/TC189 meetings on 9-11 November.
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Cerame-Unie
20 October 2015 - 23 October 2015

CERAMITEC 2015 - CONNECTING MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS AND RESEARCHERS

Event

As a leading international trade show the ceramitec presents the entire value-added chain in the ceramics industry. All the key players and innovation leaders turn out for this event in Munich. Find out more on the event website: www.ceramitec.de/en
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Cerame-Unie
8 October 2015

CERAME-UNIE LAUNCHES ITS NEW WEBSITE

Press release

The new website is user-friendly and intuitive, with improved navigation and new functionalities. Moreover, consulting the new website on the go is smooth since it is fully responsive to mobile and tablet.
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Sectors
30 September 2015

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC SANITARYWARE MEETING HELD IN BOLOGNA

Event

Representatives of the ceramic sanitaryware industry from various countries met in Bologna to give country reports and discuss relevant policies and standardisation.
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Cerame-Unie
28 September 2015 - 2 October 2015

CERSAIE: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CERAMIC TILE AND BATHROOM FURNISHINGS

Event

For more information please consult the Cersaie website: www.cersaie.it
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Sectors
28 September 2015

BRICKS & TILES INDUSTRY JOINS SOCIAL HOUSING EFFORTS IN FRANCE

News

The French Federation of Roof Tiles & Bricks (FFTB) contributes to several initiatives in the construction and rehabilitation of social housing in the region of Essonne in France.
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Cerame-Unie
25 September 2015

CERAMIC EXECUTIVES MEET EUROPEAN COMMISSIONERS IN 2015

News

In 2015, European ceramic executives met with Commissioner BieƄkowska on 2 July and Commissioner Moedas on 24 September.
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Sectors
15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015

UNITECR 2015: 14TH BIENNIAL WORLDWIDE CONGRESS

Event

UNITECR deals with the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories. Find out more on the congress website: www.unitecr2015.org
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Sectors
14 September 2015

WORLD REFRACTORIES ASSOCIATION - 2015 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Event

The World Refractories Association - composed of representatives from continental and national refractories associations and multi-national companies - met in Vienna, Austria for the 2015 General Assembly.
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Sectors
10 September 2015

SEMINAR ON REFRACTORIES – EXCELLENT COOPERATION BETWEEN PRE AND ECREF

News

From 8 to 10 September 2015, the international European Seminar on Refractories, entitled 'REFRACTORIES - Key Technology and its Applications', was held at the ECREF in Hoehr-Grenzhausen for the second time.
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Cerame-Unie
1 July 2015

CHANGES TO CU SECRETARIAT

News

Magdalena Vallebona joins the CU team as Climate and Energy Manager as Adolfo Aiello leaves his position as Director for Climate and Economic Affairs. CU also welcomes Flavia Russo in the newly-created position of Administrative Assistant.
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Sectors
4 June 2015 - 6 June 2015

ENSURING THE CONTINUED COMPETITIVENESS OF EU CERAMIC TILES

Event

At the annual CET General Assembly, held in Prague in the context of the 2015 CET Congress, the European ceramic wall and floor tiles industry discussed the most recent statistics and trends as well as important regulatory developments.
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Sectors
1 June 2015 - 2 June 2015

EU TILES AND BRICKS EXECUTIVES ATTEND 2015 CONGRESS

Event

Tiles and bricks executives from across Europe met in Leuven, Belgium on 1 and 2 June for the 2015 TBE Congress. The Congress was hosted and organised by the Royal Dutch Association for Building Ceramics and the Belgian Brick Association.
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Sectors
1 June 2015

CLAY MASONRY PRODUCTS: MATERIALS FOR A BETTER LIFE

Publication

Cerame-Unie sector Tiles and Bricks Europe (TBE) published a brochure on what makes clay masonry products an outstanding choice of construction material that fits perfectly into our modern times.
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Sectors
1 June 2015

PITCHED ROOFS: ADDING VALUE TO BUILDINGS

Publication

Cerame-Unie sector Tiles and Bricks Europe (TBE) published a brochure on how the modern and innovative character of sloping roofs can also meet high technical performances.
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Sectors
27 May 2015 - 29 May 2015

EUROPEAN REFRACTORY INDUSTRY HOLDS SUCCESSFUL CONGRESS IN ISTANBUL

Event

From 27 to 29 May European refractory producers gathered in Istanbul for the 2015 PRE Congress. The 62nd annual Congress, hosted by the Turkish Ceramic and Refractories Manufacturers Association, attracted 80 participants from 12 countries.
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Cerame-Unie
7 May 2015

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Publication

Cerame-Unie is happy to publish its Annual Report for the year 2014. It was a busy and successful year on all fronts, as CU President Alain Delcourt and CU Secretary General Renaud Batier describe in their introductory letters.
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Sectors
1 January 2015

2015 MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

News

Every January brings about changes to Cerame-Unie's membership. In 2015, two new presidents and a national association join the umbrella association.
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Cerame-Unie
17 December 2014

CUMULATIVE COST ASSESSMENT FOR EU GLASS AND CERAMIC INDUSTRY

News

The European Commission’s 2015 Work Programme announced a cumulative cost assessment for the EU glass and ceramic industry. It will analyse the regulatory costs incurred by the most relevant EU legislation and policies for the industry.
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Sectors
15 December 2014

A LOOK INTO THE FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR TECHNICAL CERAMICS

News

Created in 1988, the Association of Advanced Ceramics Manufacturers (SICT) now incorporates 13 French producers of technical ceramics, compared to 10 members in 2012, and represents the interests of the whole profession at national level.
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Cerame-Unie
11 December 2014

MEPS VISIT CERAMIC PLANTS

News

MEPs from France, the Netherlands and the UK visited ceramic plants in their home countries in late 2014.
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Cerame-Unie
5 December 2014

DUTCH MEP VISITS BRICK PLANT IN THE NETHERLANDS

News

Dutch MEP Annie Schreijer-Pierik met with Cerame-Unie member KNB, the Royal Dutch Association for Building Ceramics. The meeting included a visit to a Daas Baksteen brick plant where Ms Schreijer-Pierik learned about brick production.
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Cerame-Unie
1 December 2014 - 5 December 2014

2014 CERAMIC DAYS: EU MANUFACTURING SECTOR KEY TO GROWTH AND JOBS

Event

The 2014 Ceramic Days were organised by Cerame-Unie on 1-5 December in Brussels. Over 150 participants attended sectoral meetings, the Cerame-Unie General Assembly and public events on 3 and 4 December.
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Cerame-Unie
3 December 2014

15TH EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CERAMICS FORUM

Event

The 15th European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF) took place on 3 December in Brussels hosted by EPCF Chair, MEP Paul RĂŒbig and co-hosted by MEP Elisabetta Gardini.
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Sectors
12 November 2014 - 15 November 2014

21ST WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN CHINA

Event

The 21st World Ceramic Tiles Forum (WCTF) was hosted by the China Building Ceramics and Sanitaryware Association (CBCSA) in Shanghai from 12 to 15 November 2014.
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Sectors
6 November 2014

GLOBAL REFRACTORY INDUSTRY UNITES UNDER WORLD REFRACTORIES ASSOCIATION

Press release

At a time when economic pressures call for stronger networks, the refractory industry is embracing increased global cooperation under the banner of the World Refractories Association (WRA).
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Sectors
16 October 2014

9TH CERAMITEC ROUNDTABLE ON REFRACTORIES

News

Cerame-Unie participated in the CERAMITEC Roundtable on refractories organised in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, ahead of the CERAMITEC 2015 Fair on 20-23 October 2015.
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Sectors
10 October 2014

TBE PCR GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Document

Cerame-Unie member TBE developed the Product Category Rules (PCR) for clay bricks, blocks, roof tiles and pavers. These PCR establish a set of specific rules and guidelines for reporting the environmental performance of clay construction products.
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Cerame-Unie
8 October 2014

EP CERAMICS FORUM WELCOME LUNCH KICK STARTS NEW MANDATE

Event

Cerame-Unie members attended a welcome lunch for MEPs aiming to introduce the European Parliament Ceramics Forum to the new Parliament so as to continue the constructive discussions between industry and policymakers.
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Sectors
24 September 2014 - 25 September 2014

57TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON REFRACTORIES

Event

The 57th International Colloquium on Refractories took place on 24-25 September in Aachen, Germany. To find out more please visit the event website: www.feuerfest-kolloquium.de.
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Sectors
2 July 2014

REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL CODES FOR CERAMIC TILES: HS 6807 AND 6808

News

The review of HS codes for ceramic tiles promoted by the ceramic tiles industry throughout the world was recently approved by the World Customs Organisation’s (WCO) Revision Committee.
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Sectors
26 June 2014 - 28 June 2014

CERAMIC WALL AND FLOOR TILE EXECUTIVES MEET AT 2014 CET CONGRESS

Event

Confindustria Ceramica kindly hosted the CET Congress in Rome on 26-28 June 2014. CET represents the interests of the European wall & floor tiles industry and is a member of Cerame-Unie.
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Cerame-Unie
24 June 2014

FIRST MEETING OF CU TRADE WORKING GROUP

News

Cerame-Unie created a new Working Group on trade in early 2014. The group held its first meeting with DG Trade on 24 June 2014 and exchanged on important trade policy issues concerning the EU ceramic industry.
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Sectors
19 June 2014 - 20 June 2014

ROLE OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR IN EUROPE ADDRESSED AT 2014 TBE CONGRESS

Event

The 2014 TBE Congress, hosted by the Italian association ANDIL, took place in Naples on 19-20 June. A joint debate on 20 June addressed the role of the construction sector in Europe, particularly in the context of the Italian EU Presidency.
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Sectors
11 June 2014 - 13 June 2014

ABRASIVES SECTOR HOLDS 2014 FEPA CONGRESS IN DUBLIN

Event

The 2014 FEPA Congress took place in Dublin, Ireland from 11 to 13 June at Hotel Westin Dublin. FEPA is the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives and is a member of Cerame-Unie.
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Sectors
4 June 2014 - 6 June 2014

REFRACTORIES SECTOR GATHER FOR 2014 PRE CONGRESS

Event

The European Refractories Producers Federation (PRE) held its 61st annual Congress from 4 to 6 June 2014. The event took place at the Slovenian seaside in PortoroĆŸ and was kindly hosted by the Slovenian Refractory Producers Association ZPOK.
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Cerame-Unie
30 April 2014

2013 ACTIVITY REPORT

Publication

Cerame-Unie is proud to present its Activity Report for 2013. Throughout 2013 the association has advanced its role as the voice of the ceramic industry to the EU institutions.
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Cerame-Unie
29 April 2014

MANIFESTO PRESENTED AT DUTCH ELECTION DEBATE

News

In the run-up to the European elections, KNB, the Dutch umbrella organisation for the construction ceramics industry, organised a political debate between six candidate MEPs in Velp on 29 April 2014.
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Cerame-Unie
18 March 2014

CERAMIC INDUSTRY MANIFESTO

Publication

On the occasion of the European elections, Cerame-Unie published its Manifesto for the 2014-2019 Parliamentary mandate. The Manifesto was translated from English into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian.
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Cerame-Unie
1 January 2014

CERAME-UNIE'S MEMBERSHIP GROWS TO NINE SECTORS

News

Cerame-Unie is pleased to welcome European Enamel Authority, a European federation of national associations representing the porcelain and vitreous enamel sector, as its ninth sector.
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Sectors
1 January 2014

CET WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT, JOSE LUIS LANUZA

News

On 1 January the European Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Federation (CET) – one of Cerame-Unie’s nine ceramic sectors – welcomed Mr JosĂ© Luis Lanuza as the new CET President for a 3-year mandate.
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Cerame-Unie
25 November 2013 - 27 November 2013

2013 CERAMIC DAYS

Event

The Ceramic Days 2013 took place in Brussels from 25 to 27 November and welcomed 150 participants from EU institutions, industry and relevant stakeholders.
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Sectors
5 November 2013 - 8 November 2013

20TH WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN BRAZIL

Event

The 20th World Ceramic Tiles Forum (WCTF) was hosted by Anfacer, the Brazilian Association of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, from 5 to 8 November 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Cerame-Unie
31 October 2013

CERAMIC SITE VISIT ORGANISED IN THE UK

News

Cerame-Unie and the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) organised a site visit for the European Commission in the frame of the discussion on the eco-design for industrial and laboratory furnaces and ovens.
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Sectors
30 September 2013

REFRACTORY INDUSTRY PUBLISHES CARBON FOOTPRINT FOR REFRACTORY PRODUCTS

Press release

PRE, the European Refractories Producers Federation, presents the results of its product carbon footprint exercise based on data collected from 40 individual sites, i.e. over 40% of the total annual turnover represented by PRE membership.
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Cerame-Unie
27 November 2012

CERAMIC INDUSTRY ROADMAP: PAVING THE WAY TO 2050

Publication

Cerame-Unie's Roadmap ‘Paving the Way to 2050’ is the European ceramic industry’s contribution to the European debate on a smarter, more competitive and resource-efficient future for the EU.
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Sectors
27 June 2012 - 30 June 2012

19TH WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN UKRAINE

Event

The 19th World Ceramic Tiles Forum was hosted by the Ukrainian Association of Ceramics from 27 to 30 June 2012. Over 40 representatives of the global ceramic tiles industry gathered in Sevastopol, Ukraine, to discuss matters of common interest.
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Sectors
18 October 2011 - 20 October 2011

18TH WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN MEXICO

Event

The 18th edition of the World Ceramic Tiles Forum took place in Mexico City, between 18 and 20 October 2011. The Forum has been growing every year, with 13 countries present in this edition.
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Cerame-Unie
27 May 2011

CERAMICS: WHEN TRADITION BUILDS A FUTURE

Publication

Through continuous technological, scientific and innovative advances, the Ceramics Industry is making an immense impact on our everyday lives.
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Sectors
30 June 2010 - 1 July 2010

17TH WORLD CERAMIC TILES FORUM IN INDONESIA

Event

The 17th World Ceramic Tiles Forum was held in Jakarta, Indonesia hosted by ASAKI, the Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association.
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Contact

Ines Ferrao

Projects & Events Officer

ferrao[at]cerameunie.eu