Webinar on “COVID-19: A Coordinated European Economic Response for SMEs”
Starting from China, the COVID-19 outbreak has taken Europe by storm, forcing national governments to implement drastic measures and citizens to practice social distancing to minimize transmission. Although necessary, these measures have an undeniable impact on the European economy and especially SMEs, its backbone. While SMEs play a fundamental role in the value chain of essential industries, they suffer from the disruption of global distribution chains and lack resources to ensure business continuity planning and invest in digitalization solutions to comply with the preventive measures taken by Member States. The European Commission has launched a common European response to minimize the socio-economic impact of the outbreak, but more coordination is still needed in its national implementation. Supporting European SMEs during this time is necessary to prepare the path of Europe’s recovery and boost economic growth.
Webinar on “COVID-19 & Consumer Protection: Countering Illegal Health Claims & Excessive Pricing of Food Supplements”
Besides self-isolation people actively seek out dietary supplements to reinforce their immune system. It is of vital importance that entrepreneurs and industry continue to make a positive contribution to this fight. At the same time, consumers must be protected against profiteering, opportunistic behaviours and false claims while relying on such products. In these challenging times, consumer protection is paramount. This webinar will seek to share experiences from all actors involved, measures already taken and possible next steps for best practices tackling unscrupulous behaviours.