European Ceramic Days 2019

20 November 2019 09:00 - 21 November 2019 16:30


Brussels, Belgium

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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.




Wednesday, 20 November 2019


09:00 - 16:00

Cerame-Unie sectoral meetings

CU members can contact the secretariat for details.


16:00 - 18:00 

European Parliament Ceramics Forum - 25th Anniversary

European Parliament (room: ASP 5E2)


The 25th anniversary of the European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF) brings together Europe’s most influential parliamentarians and policymakers with representatives from the industry to exchange on the most salient topics affecting both the industry and wider Europe. In 2019, we are celebrating a quarter of a century of fruitful partnership with past and present MEPs, taking stock of the Forum's successes and highlights over the years.


18:00 - 19:30

European Parliament Ceramics Forum - Cocktail 

European Parliament (room: Members' Restaurant)


The EPCF cocktail celebrates 25 years of the European Parliament Ceramics Forum with our past and present MEPs. The cocktail is an opportunity for executives form the ceramics industry to meet and exchange with the newest cohort of MEPs.


19:30 - 21:30

Cerame-Unie Dinner

European Parliament (room: Members' Restaurant)


Thursday, 21 November 2019


09:00 - 10:00

Cerame-Unie General Assembly

CU members can contact the secretariat for details.


10:30 - 12:30

Public conference on skills

Renaissance Hotel (room: Copenhagen/Essen/Warsaw)

Featuring Joost Korte (Director-General, DG EMPL, European Commission) as guest speaker.


In order to export European goods abroad, industry needs a reliable pool of well-skilled workers to make those goods to the high-quality that global consumers expect. To transition to a low-carbon economy, we need a workforce that is equipped with the know-how to develop, implement, and use breakthrough technologies and shape transformative industrial processes. Ultimately, we cannot deliver the innovations of the future, without the workers of tomorrow.


In this context, the Cerame-Unie public conference on skills offers a forum in which industry, academics, trade unions, and EU officials can exchange on the best practices in contemporary skills development in Europe.


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

Renaissance Hotel, Foyer 2


14:00 - 17:00 Research & Innovation Workshop



The workshop will bring industry representatives together with officials from the European Commission's DG RTD to discuss future developments on research and innovation. Industry members will also share case-studies and best practices to facilitate industry involvement on research and innovation developments.


For registration details and hotel bookings, CU members can contact the secretariat.


See below our previous European Ceramic Days:


European Ceramic Days 2018


European Ceramic Days 2017