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 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.
Hélène Hovasse (Business France) – Vice-Chair for the European Commission
Maria Joao Gomes ( AICEP) – Vice-Chair for the European Parliament
Maria Palanca Reh (ICEX) – Vice-Chair for the European Council