On 2 July 2015 ceramic executives were invited to meet Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Executives from several European countries and ceramic sectors discussed the impact of European policies on an SME-driven and energy intensive industry like ceramics.
Executives from the ceramic industry met with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, on 24 September 2015. Cerame-Unie is active under Horizon2020 as a member of SPIRE, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) bringing together the sustainable process industry, and EeB, the PPP on energy efficient buildings. Moreover the industry carried out two projects under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), namely ReStaR on improving the reliability of refractory testing standards, and INSYSME on developing innovative systems for masonry enclosures.