What is the European Parliament of Enterprises?
The European Parliament of Enterprises is organised every two years by EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with its network of national Chambers.
For the first time this year, it is organised in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel, with the two sides working towards an ambitious programme reflecting the common ground between their priorities.
Why was the EPE organised?
The concept of the "European Parliament of Enterprises” originated from the belief that there is a democratic gap between European institutions and entrepreneurs, who are the drivers of economic growth. Businesses are largely unfamiliar with the work of the European Union and the significance that the decisions of European institutions can have on their business.
The goal of the EPE is to recreate a parliamentary session and gives the floor to entrepreneurs to discuss matters of relevance to them.
751 entrepreneurs, or Members of the European Parliament of Enterprises (MEPEs), gather in the symbolic location of the Hemicycle of the European Parliament. The composition of the EPE reflects the number of Members of the European Parliament per member state.