EUIDC – EU Institutional Dialogue Committee

The Committee is in charge of the relations with the EU Institutions, Services and related Agencies which are involved with Trade, External Relations, Economic Development, Environment, Research and Innovation, SMEs’ Competitiveness and Internationalisation, EU Economic Diplomacy and Development Cooperation.

The main targets of the EUIDC are:

  • Informing all members about ongoing or proposed EU projects, programmes and events worldwide
  • Coordinating Members to provide joint communications to the EU Institutions
  • Contributing to EU policy developments for SMEs’ internationalisation
  • Defending and valorising the ETPOA Members role in supporting EU SMEs, at home, and abroad
Andrea Maccanico, Chair of EUIDC from ITA.

Andrea Maccanico is an experienced Trade Promotion Officer, serving ITA for over 20 years, and has been posted in Ireland, the UK and Belgium. He’s a Food and Drinks’ Exhibition specialist, EBRD Commercial adviser and Access to Finance expert. He graduated in Political Science, with a specialisation in international trade and holds an Executive Master in EU Studies. Andrea Maccanico was elected as EUIDC Chair in November 2019.


ACCIÓ – Agència per la Competitivitat de l’Empresa
AICEP – Trade & Investment Agency
AWEX – Agence Wallonne à l’Exportation et aux Investissements Étrangers
Basque Trade & Investment
Business France
Enterprise Greece
Enterprise Lithuania
FIT – Flanders Investment & Trade
HEPA – Hungarian Export Promotion Agency
ITA – Italian Trade Agency
Spirit Slovenia