Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest: 5th February 2018

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) News – New EC Website & Communication on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Commission has released a new website with extensive guidance on the implementation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including:

  • A guidance communication
  • Q&A on changes brought by the GDPR and their implications for citizens and SMEs
  • A series of factsheets

To access the new website, click here.

A communication from the European Commission was also released last week with information on GDPR implementation activities. To view this communication, click here.

The ICC has also published a web article on GDPR implementation and an overview of its recent activity at the French national assembly, where the ICC highlighted the importance of consistent implementation. To access the web article, click here.

GPP4Growth Project – Business Survey on Participation in Green Tenders

Green Public Procurement for Resource-Efficient Regional Growth (GPP4Growth) is a public procurement project aimed at utilising the opportunities related to the adoption of the new EU public procurement system. GPP4Growth aims to support the creation of new opportunities for public authorities to stimulate eco-innovation and green growth.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Resource Efficiency has informed us of a new survey to examine the factors that influence businesses to participate in green tenders, services and works. The survey is ideal for input from stakeholders who are directly involved in procuring for their organisation or suppliers.

If you are involved in procurement for an organisation or suppliers, please take the time to complete the survey which can be found here:

Public Consultation on EU Funds for the Future of EU Cohesion Policy

The European Union runs several public consultations to gather the views and opinions of citizens and key stakeholders from across its 28 member countries on important policy areas to shape future policy-making.

This latest EU public consultation focuses on proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework – this is the EU’s long-term budget.

By engaging with as many views as possible from citizens and stakeholder groups, the consultation aims to ensure that the future EU budget works for everyone.

The deadline for submitting responses to this consultation is Thursday, 8 March 2018.

For more information on the consultation and to submit a response, click here.

Employer Disability Information – ‘WorkABLE Future 2018’ Event

Employer Disability Information, in partnership with Hays recruitment will hold the ‘WorkABLE Future 2018’ event in Croke Park, Dublin on Tuesday 27th of March, 10am to 1pm.

The event will bring together Ireland’s leading Disability & Inclusion professionals and educate attendees on how diversity can benefit organisations and what supports are available to engage with the talent pool of individuals with disabilities.

Please find attached a promotional advert for the event – we would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate it amongst your networks and members.

If you are interested in attending the event or have any queries, please contact Seònaid Ó Murchadha, HR & Disability Project Manager at Employer Disability Information via her email

Taking Care of Business Event  – *DATE CHANGE* to Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Please note that the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation’s ‘Taking Care of Business’ Event, originally scheduled for 17 April 2018 has now been rescheduled to Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

For further information on the event, click here.